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Everything You Need To Know About Triamcinolone

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What is Kenacort-a cream?

Kenacort Cream is a corticosteroid, a type of medicine used to treat many inflammatory and allergic conditions. 

It treats allergic rhinitis, drug allergies, asthma, adrenal insufficiency, blood disorders, hormone problems, psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory conditions.

Medicines like Triora, Ledarcort, and Kenacort are used for treating Eczema. 

What causes mouth ulcers?

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Mouth ulcers don’t have a clear cause, but some things make them more likely to happen.

Women, children, teenagers, and people with a family history of mouth ulcers are more likely to get them.

Some triggers are:

  • Minor mouth injuries can be caused by dental work, hard brushing, sports injuries, or a bite
  • Dental braces
  • Sodium lauryl sulphate is found in some toothpaste and mouthwashes (SLS)
  • An allergic reaction to the bacteria in the mouth
  • Mouth infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, like a hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • Intolerances to acidic foods and drinks, such as strawberries, oranges, pineapple, chocolate, and coffee
  • Certain nutrient deficiencies, especially vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B12, zinc, and iron
  • Changes in hormones, like those that happen during menstruation or when a woman is pregnant
  • Emotional stress
  • Not enough sleep

What is Kenacort-a cream used for?

Triamcinolone acetonide is in Kenacort skin cream. It is a type of medicine called a Corticosteroid. 

It is used to treat and relieve itching and inflammation caused by skin diseases that respond to Corticosteroids, such as Seborrheic Otitis Externa (an ear infection). 

Apart from this, it also treats Dermatitis (skin inflammation), including allergic contact Dermatitis (an itchy skin rash caused by allergies), winter Dermatitis (a skin disease that happens in the winter), Eczema (a dry, itchy, inflamed skin condition), psoriasis. 

Before using the Kenacort skin cream, tell your doctor if you have Cushing’s syndrome, high blood sugar, glucose in your urine, or high pressure in the brain. 

When do you apply Kenacort?

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Reduces inflammation and itching caused by skin diseases (dermatoses) that respond to corticosteroids.

  • Seborrheic external otitis (ear infection)
  • Dermatitis (skin inflammation) 
  • Contact allergic dermatitis (an itchy skin rash caused by allergies)
  • Winter dermatitis (a skin disease that occurs during winter)
  • Eczema (a dry, itchy, inflamed skin condition) 
  • Psoriasis (a skin disorder with raised, rough, reddened areas covered with dry, fine silvery scales) 
  • Diaper rash

What are the side effects of Triamcinolone?

When this medicine is first put on the skin, it may cause burning, itching, irritation, or dryness. As your body adjusts to the medication, this should go away in a few days. Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if these effects last or worsen.

Remember that your doctor gave you this medicine because they think your benefits outweigh the risks. Many people who take this drug don’t have significant side effects.

Consult your doctor right away if you have any significant side effects, such as stretch marks, thin or discolored skin, acne, a lot more hair growth, or small red bumps on your skin (folliculitis).

When this medicine is used, skin infections can get worse. You should see your doctor if the redness, swelling, or irritation doesn’t disappear.

This medicine could get into the bloodstream through the skin. Too many Corticosteroids can cause side effects if this happens. 

Children and people who use this medicine for a long time or on a large skin area are more likely to have these side effects. Inform your doctor immediately if you face any of the following: Extreme or unusual tiredness, loss of weight, headache, swollen ankles or feet, increased thirst or urination, and problems seeing.

How long does a Triamcinolone injection last?

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Studies show that a single dose of 60 mg to 100 mg of Triamcinolone acetonide given intramuscularly suppresses the adrenal glands within 24 to 48 hours. 

The adrenal glands gradually return to normal over the next 30 to 40 days. This finding fits well with the fact that the drug has a long-lasting effect on the body.

The effects of Kenalog-40 Injection last for a long time and can last up to several weeks.

Both natural and artificial glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids easily absorbed by the body through the digestive tract.

Synthetic analogs like Triamcinolone are mostly used to treat problems with many organ systems because they stop inflammation.

How long does it take Triamcinolone cream to work?

Most of the time, a seven-day course of treatment is enough. If your symptoms don’t get better after this time, or if they get worse, talk to your doctor again to find out what to do next. 

Triamcinolone and other topical corticosteroids shouldn’t be used for a long time or on a large body area.

Be careful not to get the mixture on your clothes, as it could stain them.

Is Triamcinolone acetonide dental paste safe to swallow?

It should only be used in the mouth. Do not put this medicine in or on your eyes or skin. 

Refrain from rubbing a small amount of paste into the area you want to treat. Instead, dab or press the paste into the place until it sticks and a smooth, slippery film forms. 

The paste can be put on with a cotton swab. Don’t try to spread the paste or rub it in. It will only get crumbly, grainy, or gritty this way.

Apply it to the affected area twice or thrice a day, after meals, before bed, or as your doctor or dentist tells you to.

You shouldn’t put a bandage or anything else on the treated area unless your doctor or dentist tells you to.

While you are taking this medicine, mouth infections may get worse. Tell your doctor or dentist if your condition doesn’t improve or stays the same after 7–14 days of treatment.

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Janet Fudge is a highly skilled and experienced pharmacologist who serves as a contributing writer for With a strong academic background from a premier US University and a passion for helping others, Janet has become a trusted voice in the pharmaceutical world. After completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Janet embarked on a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, working with various clients, including hospitals, retail pharmacies, and drug manufacturers. Her in-depth knowledge of pharmacology and dedication to patient-centered care has led her to excel in her field. As a writer for, Janet uses her wealth of expertise to provide readers with accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information on various topics related to medicine and healthcare. Her engaging writing style and ability to break down complex topics into easily digestible content make her a valuable resource for healthcare professionals and the general public.
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