Know About Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream

Is itchy, flaky, bumpy, and redness in the skin irritating you?

It can be a sign of Eczema.

Triamcinolone Acetonide cream is a prescription medication that doctors may give to people with skin conditions, like Eczema, that cause redness, swelling, and pain.

What is Triamcinolone Acetonide cream?

Triamcinolone is a Corticosteroid salt created in a lab. In 1957, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) gave its approval to get this salt on the market.

Doctors have used it to treat several inflammatories and allergic and autoimmune conditions, such as allergic Rhinitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoarthritis, Eczema, and contact dermatitis.

Triamcinolone is a Glucocorticoid, which is a type of Corticosteroid. It works on the immune system to reduce inflammation in the body. Triamcinolone stops chemicals from being made that cause inflammation. It also stops white blood cells, like macrophages and leukocytes, from going to the area that is hurt.

Triamcinolone acetonide is available as an injection, cream, lotion, tablet, ointment, dental paste, and nasal spray.

The condition may be caused by a mix of environmental and genetic factors. In the United States, about 31.6 million people have Eczema.

There is no cure for Eczema yet, but a doctor can recommend treatments based on the type and severity of the rash. A dermatologist can provide prescription medicine like Triamcinolone Acetonide cream to treat severe to light Eczema. Other medicines are used for treating the same, like Triora, Ledarcort, and Kenacort.

Benefits of Triamcinolone Acetonide cream

Benefits of Triamcinolone Acetonide cream
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Triamcinolone Acetonide is a salt used to treat Eczema and other skin problems. To buy it, a person will need a prescription.

A 2018 study found that 0.02% Triamcinolone Acetonide cream for facial dermatitis made a big difference in:

  • Skin hydration
  • Water loss through the epidermal layers of the skin is called transepidermal water loss
  • Clinical evaluation by a doctor

Triamcinolone Acetonide cream is also six to seven times stronger than prednisolone, which is another medicine for Eczema that you can only get from your doctor.

A 2020 study compared 5% fumaric acid cream and 0.1% triamcinolone cream for treating hand Eczema. It found that 0.1% triamcinolone cream was better at treating skin picking and lichenification.

People who have Eczema can also get keloid scars. It is also suitable for the short-term treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Side Effects

Triamcinolone Acetonide Side Effects
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Like all medicines, Triamcinolone can lead to some side effects in people. After using the treatment, a person’s skin may burn, itch, feel dry, or become irritated.

Among the other effects: are acne, rashes, unwanted hair growth, changes in skin colour, and tiny bumps or rashes around the mouth.

A doctor must treat most of these side effects listed here. But if these side effects get worse or don’t go away, a person can talk to their doctor.

If a person takes Glucocorticoids for a long time or has too much of them in their blood, they may get other health problems, such as:

  • Cushing disease
  • High blood pressure, weight gain
  • Acne scars also called stretch marks
  • Skin thinning
  • Slow skin healing, osteoporosis, high blood sugar
  • Amenorrhea means that a woman doesn’t get her period.
  • Immunosuppression
  • Steroid psychosis
  • Ankle and foot swelling, extreme tiredness, changes in urination, trouble seeing

The only place this medicine should be applied is on the skin. Unless your doctor tells them to, they shouldn’t put it on sensitive areas like the face, underarms, or groin. Moreover, it’s better to follow what the label says or what your doctor advises you to do.

Tips for using Triamcinolone Acetonide cream

Before using, wash and dry your hands. Clean and dry the graze before you apply the medicine on it.

Put a thin layer on the area that hurts and rub it in gently. Use it on the hurt area twice or thrice a day or as your doctor tells you.

Don’t wrap, bandage, or dress the area unless your doctor tells you. Do not take more of the medicine than your doctor tells you to. Do not stop or change your medications quickly without your doctor’s permission.

Triamcinolone Acetonide cream should be kept in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Getting it out of the tube might be problematic if the cream is too cold. It shouldn’t be kept in a bathroom either because heat and moisture could cause the medicine to break down and become watery.

These are some tips that are always helpful for using this medication.


Triamcinolone Acetonide cream is only available with a doctor’s prescription. It treats skin problems like Eczema, rashes, and allergies. Triamcinolone cream is a strong Corticosteroid that reduces swelling and pain. It also stops the immune system from overreacting, a common problem with skin problems like Eczema.

Triamcinolone Acetonide can cause side effects, just like other medicines. To avoid problems, a person should tell their doctors about their health problems and medications.

People should take medicine exactly as their doctor tells them to avoid side effects and overuse. Also, if a person has questions about using Triamcinolone Acetonide cream, they should ask their doctor.

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Janet Fudge

Janet Fudge writes on general health topics for She holds a post-graduate diploma in Public Health with a major in epidemiology. During the outbreak of COVID-19, Janet actively volunteered in vaccination drives throughout the state of Iowa. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two children.