I was recently told I have pyriosis and was given TAC for the rash. The directions say not to use on face and groin. I'm male and I want to know why do I have to keep it away from my junk.
Prolonged use of topical corticosteroids may cause atrophy of the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue; these effects are most likely to occur (even with short-term use) in intertriginous (e.g., axilla, groin), flexor, and facial areas.
Atrophy means getting smaller and weaker, it doesn't have to be from lack of use. Steroid creams can thin out your skin over a prolonged use. The skin in delicate parts like your face or groin is already thin.
It can cause thinning of the skin in that area and leave you open to infection.
- Triamcinolone Information for Consumers
- Triamcinolone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Triamcinolone (detailed)
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