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Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream 0.1%

If you have eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, or certain other skin conditions, a healthcare provider may prescribe triamcinolone acetonide cream (Kenalog® cream). This medicine is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
There are three strengths of triamcinolone acetonide cream available:
  • 0.1%
  • 0.5%
  • 0.025%.


The dose your healthcare provider recommends will mainly depend on the type and severity of your skin condition.

Typically, triamcinolone acetonide cream is applied to the affected areas two to four times daily. In some cases, a healthcare provider may recommend that you put a dressing over the area to help improve the absorption of the drug into the bloodstream.
While most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include skin irritation, itching, or burning. In most cases, reactions to this medication tend to be minor and easy to treat.
(Click Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream for a complete overview of this medicated skin cream, including dosing guidelines, why it may not be suitable for some people, and more).
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