Is "triamcinolone acetone cream, 0.1%" a stronger steroid than "hydrocortisone 1% cream" and can it be used to treat protruding or prolapsed hemorrhoids even though "triamcinolone" was not intended to be used as a hemorrhoidal treatment? In particular would "triamcinolone" reduce the of swelling of veins and tissues more efficiently and effectively than "preparation H?"
The doctor has told me that triamcinolone acetonide cream is a more potent steroid than hydrocortisone. However, you should research the risks and side effects. You will want to only apply a thin layer of triamcinolone acetonide as it can enter the body and effect the adrenal glands. It is a steroid and if you are young, or have young children in your home, you may not want to take steroids at all. And, if you do take triamcinolone, make sure to wash your hands really good; as it is very dangerous for children to come into contact with steroids. Triamcinolone is very powerful and is most likely more powerful than over-the-counter preperation H.
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