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Triamcinolone Acetonide

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Triamcinolone topical is employed to alleviate the symptoms of various skin conditions, including itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort. Common skin conditions treated with triamcinolone include psoriasis, characterized by the formation of red, scaly patches on certain areas of the body, and eczema, a skin disease leading to dry, itchy skin and, at times, the development of red, scaly rashes.

Belonging to the class of medications known as corticosteroids, triamcinolone operates by activating natural substances within the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching. This anti-inflammatory action helps alleviate the symptoms associated with various skin conditions and mouth sores.

Uses and Dosage

Triamcinolone is available in various forms, including ointment, cream, lotion, and aerosol (spray), with different strengths for skin application and as a paste for use in the mouth. The frequency of application is typically two to four times a day. For mouth sores, it is usually applied at bedtime and, if needed, two or three times daily, preferably after meals.

Adhere to the prescribed usage of triamcinolone and refrain from using more or less of it or applying it more frequently than instructed by your doctor. Only use it on other areas of your body or for other skin conditions if specifically directed to do so by your doctor.

To apply triamcinolone topically, use the ointment, cream, or lotion sparingly in a thin film and gently rub it in.

When using the lotion or aerosol (spray) on your scalp, part your hair, apply a small amount of the medicine to the affected area, and gently rub it in. Protect the area from washing and rubbing until the lotion or spray dries. You can wash your hair as usual, but it’s advisable not to do so immediately after applying the medicine.

For aerosol application, shake well, and spray on the affected area from a distance of about 3 to 6 inches. Spray for approximately 2 seconds to cover an area the size of your hand. Be cautious not to inhale the vapors, and if spraying near your face, cover your eyes.

When applying the paste, press a small amount onto the mouth sore without rubbing until a thin film forms. If the mouth sore doesn’t show signs of improvement within 7 days, contact your doctor.

Exercise caution with triamcinolone aerosol (spray) to prevent the risk of fire. Avoid open fire, flames, and refrain from smoking while applying the aerosol and for a short duration afterward.

If using triamcinolone topical on your face, take care to avoid contact with your eyes.

Do not apply other skin preparations or products on the treated area without consulting your doctor.

For application in a child’s diaper area, avoid using tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants, as this may increase the risk of side effects.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • burning, itching, irritation, stinging, redness, or drying of the skin
  • acne
  • change in skin color
  • unwanted hair growth
  • tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth
  • small white or red bumps on the skin

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • severe rash
  • redness or swelling or other signs of skin infection in the place where you applied triamcinolone


  • Before using triamcinolone, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, other steroids (such as hydrocortisone), or if you have any other allergies. Inactive ingredients in the product may cause allergic reactions or other issues.
  • Prior to using this medication, share your medical history with your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist, especially if you have a herpes-type infection or other infections/sores in the mouth or throat.
  • While it is rare, prolonged use of corticosteroid medications can potentially make it more challenging for your body to respond to physical stress. Before undergoing surgery, emergency treatment, or if you experience a serious illness or injury, notify your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used it in the past few months.
  • Although it is unlikely, long-term use of this medication may temporarily slow down a child’s growth. Regular check-ups with the doctor are recommended so that your child’s height can be monitored.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when absolutely necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is unknown whether this form of triamcinolone passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding to evaluate potential risks.

Form and Strength

Kenalog Paste is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • triamcinolone paste paste:
    • 0.10 %


How long does Kenalog Paste take to work?

The benefits of Kenalog Paste for skin allergies can take 2 to 4 weeks to manifest and for more serious conditions such as psoriasis and eczema it can take up to 8 weeks.

How long can I use Kenalog Paste for?

Use Kenalog Paste until all symptoms have resolved or for as long as your doctor, pharmacist, dentist or other healthcare professional tells you to.



Additional information

Generic name:

Triamcinolone Acetonide, Triamcinolone Acetonide Paste





Quantities Available:

7.5g, 22.5g

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