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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment is prescribed to relieve inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. This ointment is applied on the affected areas of the skin two to four times daily. Potential side effects include burning, irritation, and dryness of the skin. Because the brand-name form of the drug is no longer manufactured, only generic versions are available.
What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment?Triamcinolone acetonide ointment (Kenalog® ointment) is a prescription skin ointment. It is a topical steroid used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, triamcinolone acetonide ointment may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.