Triamcinolone acetonide cream is used for the treatment of skin conditions such as inflammation and dermatoses and is a synthetic steroid. It should be applied to the area, which is affected and gently rubbed in two or three times a day unless otherwise directed by the doctor. In some cases triamcinolone acetonide cream, can be absorbed by the skin or gums resulting in side effects. These may include blurred vision, irregular heart beats, mood swings, sleep problems and weight gain. Before beginning to use triamcinolone acetonide cream, warn your doctor of any allergies you have or suspect you may have, especially to corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone and prednisone. Triamcinolone acetonide cream contains active ingredients, which can cause allergies or other health problems in certain people. If you have any doubts or would like more information as to the ingredients contained in triamcinolone acetonide cream, talk with your doctor, pharmacist or other medical professional. Initial use of this medication can cause the skin to feel dry, irritated or itchy. As the body gets used to the cream, these symptoms should disappear. Notify your doctor if you notice any side effects such as redness, swelling, irritation or more serious side effects including stretch marks, skin thinning, acne and increased hair growth. Although it is important to be aware of possible side effects of triamcinolone acetonide cream, try not to worry about them developing as the doctor would not have prescribed the medicine for you if they did not believe the benefits out-weight any potential side-effects.
If the area to be treated is infected or contains any sores, refrain from using triamcinolone acetonide cream until they have cleared up and your doctor informs you that it is safe to go ahead and use the product. In rare cases using the cream for an extended period of time or over a very large area of skin can cause your body to have difficulty responding to physical stress. For this reason it is important to warn your doctor or dentist before undergoing surgery or if you sustain a serious injury or illness. If a child is using this medication, regular check ups should be attended in order to check that the child is growing at the proper rate. Although it is unlikely it is possible for a child growth to slow down if the medication is used for an excessive amount of time. Additionally it is unknown whether or not medication can be passed on to a nursing baby through breast-feeding, but it is thought to be likely. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should refrain from using triamcinolone acetonide cream unless deemed necessary by your doctor. Patients using triamcinolone acetonide cream or any other topical corticosteroids should follow the following instructions.
- Only use this medication as directed by the physician. It must only be used externally and take care to avoid contact with the eyes.
- Do not use this medication for any condition or disorder other than the one it was prescribed for.
- Unless instructed to do so by the physician, do not wrap, bandage or in other way cover the affected area of skin.
- If you notice any strange reaction of the skin to the medication or experience any side effects, inform them to your physician.
- Parents of children using triamcinolone acetonide cream are advised not to use tight fitting diapers if the area being treated is around the diaper.