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A healthcare provider may prescribe triamcinolone acetonide cream (Kenalog® cream) to adults or children who have certain skin conditions. But what is triamcinolone acetonide cream and how does it work?
This prescription drug is approved for treating several skin problems, including:
As a type of steroid, triamcinolone acetonide cream works to treat these and other skin problems by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. The cream is applied to the affected areas two to four times daily.
(Click Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream for a complete overview of what triamcinolone acetonide cream is prescribed for and how it works. This Web selection also discusses dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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