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Will Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment help in the treatment of Poison Ivy that will not go away?

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Official Answer Medically reviewed by C. Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Sep 4, 2019.

Triamcinolone Acetonide is a medium-strength topical corticosteroid ointment that is only available on prescription. It may be prescribed to treat moderate-to-severe cases of poison ivy rash.

It will help relieve itching and redness, although will have little effect on the appearance of blisters. However, these usually resolve themselves. It is important to apply triamcinolone exactly as directed by your doctor as not doing so or stopping it too quickly may cause the rash to flare up again.

Although most cases of poison ivy rash resolve within 12 days, in severe cases the rash can last 30 days or longer, even with treatment.

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Inactive 29 Aug 2010


I would say yes it is for allergy and rash.

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Triamcinolone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a medium- to strong-potency corticosteroid. The potency depends on the strength and the form that you use. For details on the potency of your product, ask your pharmacist.

Take care.

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