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what is triamcinolone acetonide?

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It's a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are usually used to reduce inflammation, as the product of immune responses. This can be varied based on the type of inflammation - a cream can be perscribes for topical allergies (hives, poison oak, for example) or possibly auto-immune disorders or infections of the skin. Great care should be taken with prolonged use of corticosteroid creams, however, cause they can cause long-term damage to your skin if not used as directed (including skin cancer). Source(s):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triamcinolone Triamcinolone acetonide, is a synthetic corticosteroid hormone with uses similar to cortisone; it reduces inflammation but does not cause salt and water retention.
You can think of it as a stronger version of Hydrocortisone cream.
Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. It is also used to relieve the discomfort of mouth sores.This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Triamcinolone acetonide is a synthetic corticosteroid and may be given by injection or used as a topical cream. An injection is used in many situations where a lasting corticosteroid effect is required. This includes replacement therapy in people whose adrenal glands are not producing enough natural steroids (adrenal insufficiency) and decreasing inflammation in certain disease states.

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