Uses for Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment

If you have certain skin conditions, a healthcare provider may prescribe triamcinolone acetonide ointment (Kenalog® ointment). Specific uses for this medication can include but are not limited to:
There are also unapproved uses, also known as "off-label" uses, for this drug. Some of these off-label uses include the treatment of:
  • Penile adhesions or phimosis (typically in young boys)
  • Labial adhesions (typically in young girls)
  • Vitiligo.
Triamcinolone acetonide ointment is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. This medication is approved for use in adults and children. However, children may have an increased risk for side effects.
(Click What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Used For? for more detailed information on this drug's uses.)
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