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User Reviews for Triamcinolone topical

Also known as: Kenalog, Triderm, Oralone, Aricin, Trianex, Aristocort A, Cinolar, Tritocin, Dermasorb TA, Juulissa Pharmapak, DermacinRx Silazone, SilaLite Pak Treziopak DermacinRx Trizapak Aristocort R Delta-Tritex Cinalog …show all brand names

Triamcinolone topical has an average rating of 7.8 out of 10 from a total of 89 ratings on Drugs.com. 68% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 21% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Psoriasis  
8.3
24 reviews 318 medications
Dermatitis  
7.9
20 reviews 317 medications
Eczema  
6.6
18 reviews 248 medications
Atopic Dermatitis  
8.7
17 reviews 247 medications
Lichen Planus  
4.6
5 reviews 58 medications
Aphthous Ulcer  
10.0
4 reviews 37 medications
Stomatitis  
7.0
1 reviews 18 medications
Summary of Triamcinolone topical reviews 7.8 89 reviews

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Reviews for Triamcinolone topical

EricWood · July 30, 2022

For Aphthous Ulcer: “I have had these ulcers since I was a child. The only thing I ever knew to use was a painkiller like orajel. I also used something called CankA which was simply liquid benzocaine which burns like hell When applied. Unfortunately neither of them last more than a few minutes. Then I learned about something called Lexanox, but I'm not sure if that was very effective. Ultimately I found this triamcinolone acetonide... Wow, am I ever impressed by this stuff. Every time I used it it cleared up the ulcer extremely quickly. I learned from doing extensive research on the subject because I was so pestered by these things and now my young son is as well, that is very important to begin the medication during what is called the "prodromal" stage, which means at the very outset of the ulcer's appearance. So now, every time I have one pop up, I hit it immediately with this triamcinolone and My experience with using it for probably 2 years or so is that it gets rid of it within just a day. Try it!”

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JJ · Taken for 10 years or more · September 9, 2019

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Psoriasis: “Been fighting psoriasis for over 40 years. Topical creams and ointments only slow the progress. I have tried it all. Remicaid, methyltrexate, Enbrel, Hira, and Otezla (last one made me shut-in due to severe diarrhea) I have also used UV light, coal products for years, ointments, creams, soaking baths with Dead Sea Salts, oatmeal and Epsom salt. The only thing that gives me relief is cortisone injections. My last doctor used 1cc Depomedrol and 1cc of Kenalog (40 mg/cc). I was good for 4 - 6 months and major eruptions would clear in about 7 days. But, then it going stopped almost immediately. My doctor retired recently and my new younger doctor thinks that is unethical. So, now I am looking for a doctor who is a little more experienced. Already lost a knee to psoriatic arthritis. Want to limit it to that.”

8 / 10
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Loraine · April 4, 2020

For Eczema: “I’m diagnosed with eczema, for about 10 years I have suffered from this condition. Now my eczema is very severe . I have it on my hands, and my scalp. I have used a variety of creams for my hands and the dermatologists have prescribed me Triamcinolone Acetonide, and I love it because nothing worked so great as this ointment. I usually get very dry skin, to the point where it splits and it itches. This ointment is a great product. I really recommend it... Mines just finished but I have not been able to get a new one since we are going through this difficult time (COVID-19), there is no way for me to get a new prescription, Dermatalogist are not seeing patients. :;(”

9 / 10
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Itchy hands · Taken for 5 to 10 years · February 22, 2020

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Psoriasis: “I find kenalog injection is the ONLY thing that works on my hands & feet that has an insatiable severe itch. Within about a week and a half after the injection, the lesions stop & my hands/feet start to heal. I've taken everything from methotrexate up to Stelera - nothing has worked! I'm almost 50 and have had psoriasis since I was 5.”

10 / 10
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ambernic1982 · Taken for 1 to 2 years · October 25, 2012

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Atopic Dermatitis: “This injection is amazing for major flare-ups that are not controllable by atopic creme. I had a shot a year ago and it cleared up my skin completely within 4 days. I stayed clear for a year exactly before my next flare-up and I went back for this same injection. Highly recommend for relief and the embarrassment of the flare-ups.”

10 / 10
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A-T · Taken for less than 1 month · September 11, 2020

For Eczema: “I used the 0.1% cream twice a day for a week, and it helped clear up eczema on my inner elbows and backs of my knees. The itching and bumpiness still resurfaces every once in a while, but a thin application of the cream overnight will clear it quickly.”

10 / 10
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Living with itch in sj · Taken for 2 to 5 years · June 4, 2017

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Psoriasis: “I have had psoriatic plaques foe nearly 17 years. The itch can sometimes be insane and as I'm sure many here would at least imagine, has caused me to take drastic actions to quell it. The only way I have explained it is that the itch is well below the skin and the thick plaques make it impossible to reach. I love getting the injections for two reasons. First as many have said it quiets outbreaks faster and more efficiently than almost anything I've ever uses. Second and I know this may sound weird but having that sharp needle press into itchy skin feels incredible. Then followed by the medicine (kenalog) saturating the itchy area. I get it every four months”

10 / 10
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Maria · Taken for less than 1 month · March 13, 2019

For Eczema: “I’ve been using triamcinolone for two weeks and I’m still itching. I called my dermatologist this week and they told me that it takes about four weeks to help. Why does it take so long for triamcinolone to work? I’m itching like crazy and have tried everything I can find with moisturizer but doesn’t help much. What will help? I asked the Dr to call in something called eursica and he wouldn’t prescribe it.”

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Anonymous · November 27, 2010

Kenalog in Orabase (triamcinolone) for Aphthous Ulcer: “This is INCREDIBLE. I get a lot of mouth ulcers due to the medication I'm on and Kenalog clears them up instantly (well, overnight). My mouth will go from being in so much pain I can barely talk, to completely fine in the space of hours.”

10 / 10
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Al · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 31, 2018

For Atopic Dermatitis: “I had been to several dermatologists all gave different diagnosis and different medications. None of them helped. I decided showing up at the Emergency room couldn't hurt, (last straw) So the Doctor prescribed me this medication. Within minutes of applying it went to work beautifully. The redness disappeared and the blemishes started clearing with in days. I had suffered for years with a skin problem so severe that I rarely left the house. Thank God for this ER Doctor who prescribed this for me.”

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Anonymous · May 9, 2011

For Atopic Dermatitis: “I've used this ointment for years for posion ivy and it works great. I'm always getting poison ivy (I live in the middle of the woods) but I know I've got this medicine at home, so I'm not ultra paranoid about it. Better then anything else I've tried.”

10 / 10
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Kiki · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 1, 2020

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Psoriasis: “I have severe psoriasis on my palms. The itch is so uncomfortable, it feels like fire ants going nuts under the thick layers of leathery skin. My hands were constantly cracked and bleeding due to the uncontrollable scratching. I’ve tried every cream and ointment known to mankind as I’ve had this condition for the past 18 years. I’ve also tried UV light therapy, Methotrexate and 2 biologics. Nothing has helped in the slightest. I recently found a Dermatologist who gave me Kenalog injections and finally some relief!!! I had about 20 injections in each palm which wasn’t exactly pleasant but man was it worth it!! A few days after I was finally itch free! I was told the affects will last for 3-6 months then I’ll have to get another round. Fine by me, I’ll do this forever if need be!”

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Nessa · Taken for 1 to 2 years · September 12, 2019

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Atopic Dermatitis: “I was diagnosed with eczema. When I scratched the skin just rolled off. Underneath was red bloody raw skin. The scales would heal over it but the skin under raw. My feet and body swelled. The tropicals only made my rashes itch and dried them more. Finally I found a Dr who prescribed Kenolog 10. I had stopped being able to wear shoes or heels. Anything that bound my feet swelled and it itched for hours. The Kenolog 10 almost immediately stopped these reactions. After about 3 weeks the itching was barely there. My skin began to heal. My Dr gave me injections once every 6 weeks. After a month and a half I could wear shoes again and my skin was clear. I had to change my Dr. My new Dr wouldn't give me the injections. It's been about two years since I have stopped the injections. My eczema has spread and I am constantly itching scratching off the new scaly skin until it bleeds. I haven't been able to find a Dr who will give me the medicine”

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tomlinsondickers · November 25, 2016

For Eczema: “so good! i always seem to get rashes on the sides of my neck, i apply the cream to the affected areas at night, wake up and it's almost completely gone! if i apply it just once more that night and wake up my rash is completely gone! definitely recommend this cream to anyone suffering w/ eczema or ramdom rashes appearing on their skin!”

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Anonymous · October 31, 2011

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Atopic Dermatitis: “I got this shot after my hands turned unrecognizable from pain and eczema. I struggle with this all the time in every season. I could not believe how much Kenalog helped me. It erased all signs of eczema in a little over a week. I went back to the doctor just to THANK her for this. I would give it a 10 but its not perfect. It began to come back (though not nearly as severe) about six weeks later. It will definitely get you over the uncontrollable outbreaks.”

9 / 10
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BigJoe · Taken for less than 1 month · March 24, 2020

For Atopic Dermatitis: “It really is the only thing that has worked for me. The downside is that it's prescription only and my doctor doesn't want to keep giving it to me. I guess it's supposed to be bad for you in long term use. A shame because I have tried every cream and ointment available over-the-counter and nothing worked. This did.”

8 / 10
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EczMan · August 16, 2014

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Atopic Dermatitis: “I've had dermatitis for 16 years. It started as mild eczema on my hands but within a year it went from mild to wild! Woke up one morning and both my forearms were swollen, red, itching, burning and leaking fluid when pushed against. 3 pitting edema. From that point on over the next few years, it spread to my torso, legs, back, scalp and face. Topical creams no longer worked, I was put on prednisone dose packs, but over time, prednisone was causing terrible side effects i.e., moon face, hyperglycemia, depression, agitation, oral thrush etc. I was then put on Kenalog 40mg every 3-4 weeks but then Kenalog created new side effects. Now I have to take 80mg of Kenalog and methotrexate. Works but my life is a wreck.”

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Shelley · Taken for 2 to 5 years · September 23, 2020

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Psoriasis: “I got the kenalog injection for my sinuses and it was a nice surprise to have it clear up my scalp psoriasis. I had never been able to wear dark shirts and it constantly itches. It’s embarrassing. But now after a week or so it goes away for 6 months. This last time a new pa informed me of bone density being affected by the shot. But weighing the options right now the shot is worth it. I’m 49 and suffered for years and years”

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Debi · September 4, 2020

Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Psoriasis: “I have been getting Kenalog injections for over 30 years and it has been amazing. It now helps with psoriatic arthritis but I do suffer some of the side affects like a mild cough, severe indigestion (apple cider vinegar keeps it in check) and swelling of the ankles. I am thankful this worked for me even with the side affects having had severe outbreaks since I was 10 up in my 30’s until I found my dermatologist.”

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Chefro · Taken for 5 to 10 years · July 22, 2017

For Eczema: “Been using this for years, I have eczema on my eye lids. Usually after day two, it's as though I never had a problem. I was told not to use it for longer than 10 consecutive days because thinning skin may occur. It clears it up quickly.”

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Zoe · Taken for less than 1 month · August 20, 2018

For Psoriasis: “I have recently been diagnosed with psoriasis and the first thing my doctor did was to prescribe this medication. It worked quickly and the horribly painful scaling I had behind my ears is completely gone.”

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KristenkHdz · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 16, 2018

For Eczema: “This one works. I've had eczema all my life, and the outbreaks seem to come in clusters then calm down. I'm post-menopausal now, and I must say, they've been worse in the past two years than they have been since I was in the midst of my pubescent years. That said, this medicine works. It calls for three applications daily, but I don't have to use it that often. The spots clear up with two applications daily and in just a few days. It has helped quite a bit, and in a short amount of time.”

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UpSh · Taken for less than 1 month · May 30, 2018

For Eczema: “Triamcinolone did clear the eczema on my neck in about a week. However after using it for 2 weeks like my doctor prescribed, I developed perioral dermatitis (PD). I guess I was transferring it to my face inadvertently. I would've rather lived with my eczema than develop PD. If you use this, be extra careful that you don't transfer it to your face in any way. I'd ask for something weaker/non-steroidal if your eczema is mild.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · January 22, 2010

Kenalog in Orabase (triamcinolone) for Aphthous Ulcer: “Not regularly available in the Netherlands, I knew it from childhood abroad. It really gets you rid of painful aphthous ulcers in your mouth in a couple of days. A colleague who had been suffering this for years without relief, and whom I advised this, was very happy to finally be relieved of her agonies.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · November 2, 2016

For Dermatitis: “I used this cream for the first time and within minutes started feeling multiple side effects listed on the sheet--throat tightening, short of breath, confusion, thirst. I quickly washed it off and took an allergy pill. Have tried 3 medications for my breast rash that the doctor provided and I've had reactions to all.”

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