Kenalog

Kenalog skin cream is a type of steroid that is prescribed to treat certain skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. This cream is usually applied to the affected areas of the skin two to four times daily. Kenalog skin cream has the active ingredient of triamcinolone is a prescription skin cream. It is a topical steroid also used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions. The brand name of Kenalog cream was made by Apothecon but it is no longer available. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers. People who have certain skin conditions may benefit from Kenalog cream. Kenalog skin cream's uses include the treatment of conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and poison ivy, just to name a few. This medicine is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and itching, as well as suppressing an overactive immune system. The other uses may include treating penile or labial adhesions.

The cautions that are to be followed while using Kenalog skin cream are as follows;

  • Kenalog skin cream can suppress the body’s ability to make natural steroids. This typically happens when large doses are used over a long period. In such circumstances, Kenalog skin cream should be stopped gradually, to give your body a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again.
  • Kenalog cream is a steroid and can cause serious side effects, such as Cushing’s syndrome or diabetes. Although this is more likely to occur with oral or inject able steroids, it is still possible with topical steroids, including Kenalog cream.

Kenalog Cream side effects

Some of the most common side effects, of Kenalog skin cream may include:

  • A burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dryness
  • Inflammation or infection of hair follicles
  • Sweating
  • Acne
  • Skin lightening
  • Tiny red bumps around the mouth
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Softening and whitening of the skin
  • Infection
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Stretch marks
  • A sweat rash

Kenalog Cream Reactions and Overdose

Kenalog skin cream may react with medications like aldesleukin or corticorelin, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you are using Kenalog cream. Drug interactions may occur when this cream is combined with these medications, potentially making aldesleukin and corticorelin less effective.

Kenalog skin cream may be harmful if swallowed. If overdose or swallowing is suspected the patient should be taken to the medical center immediately.

 

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