General Information on Kenalog Cream
Kenalog Cream is indicated to reduce swelling, redness and itching in variety of skin conditions which includes psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, poison ivy, contact dermatitis, seborrhea and allergic reactions. It is also used in treatment of any skin condition that responds to corticosteroid medicines
Triamcinolone, the main active ingredient in the medication is a corticosteroid. It works by blocking the action of chemicals that are known to cause inflammation thus providing relief.
Kenalog Cream is available in three different strengths which include 0.025%, 0.1% and 0.5% Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream. It is a prescription medication, so buy Kenalog Cream only if it is recommended in your treatment by your doctor.
Side effects of Kenalog Cream
There are no common side effects reported with the application of Kenalog Cream. However, some people may face severe side effects after using Kenalog Cream. It is not necessary that every person using this medicine will experience some side effect. Many people using Kenalog Cream do not complain about any side effects. The severe effects do not occur unless the medication is used for longer periods.
Easy bruising, impaired wound healing, changes in menstrual cycle, blurry vision, impaired wound healing, redness/burning/discoloration/swelling or itching of the skin which did not exist before application of Kenalog Cream, mental/mood changes, rise in body temperature, muscle weakness, moon face, osteoporosis, tiredness and skin thinning are some severe side effects associated with the use of Kenalog Cream.
Kenalog Cream may also cause severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, rashes, itching, and tightness in the chest, hives, or a swollen face, tongue, mouth or lips. Stop using the medication and consult your doctor immediately if you notice or experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions after using Kenalog Cream.
Pregnant women and nursing mother should learn about the risks and benefits of using the drug from their doctor and then buy Kenalog Cream. Women who get pregnant during treatment should tell doctor about it as it is not known how the drug may affect the unborn baby.
Dosage of Kenalog Cream
The dosage of Kenalog Cream depends on the medical condition that is being treated and severity of the condition. Your doctor will give specific instructions regarding the application of medication. Doctors generally ask the patient to apply Kenalog Cream on the skin 2-4 times in a day at the beginning of the treatment.
Apply only a thin coat of Kenalog Cream on the affected area. Gently rub in the medication on the skin to facilitate absorption. Wash your hands with soap and water unless the medication is applied on hands. Do not cover the skin area where the medication is applied unless your doctor has told you to do so.
Kenalog Cream may interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with medicines such as Aldesleukin (Proleukin), Corticorelin (Acthrel). This is not a complete list of medicines that may interact with Kenalog Cream. Before starting the treatment, tell doctor about every medication you are using that includes prescription drugs, over the counter medications, topical creams and herbal supplements you are using.