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Available by prescription, triamcinolone acetonide cream is used to relieve inflammation and itching caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. This cream is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin two to four times daily. Possible side effects may include dryness, itching, or burning. Only generic versions of the drug are available, as the brand-name form is no longer made.

What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream (Kenalog® cream) is a prescription skin cream. It is a topical steroid used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
 
(Click What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, triamcinolone acetonide cream may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of triamcinolone acetonide cream include but are not limited to:
 
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Dryness.
 
(Click Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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