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User Reviews for Kenalog

Kenalog has an average rating of 8.9 out of 10 from a total of 19 ratings on Drugs.com. 80% of those users who reviewed Kenalog reported a positive effect, while 5% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Psoriasis  
8.5
10 reviews 318 medications
Atopic Dermatitis  
9.3
4 reviews 242 medications
Dermatitis  
10.0
2 reviews 316 medications
Eczema  
10.0
1 reviews 246 medications
Lichen Planus  
10.0
1 reviews 58 medications
Stomatitis  
7.0
1 reviews 18 medications
Summary of Kenalog reviews 8.9 19 reviews

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Reviews for Kenalog

Hutty · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 25, 2021

For Eczema: “I've had eczema with blisters only on my hands for over 15 years and I'm now 74. Kenalog injections is only med that clears up the skin of peeling itching burning in days. My dermatologist tried various types of creams with little relief over the years. He indicated season chances plus stress is probably the main cause of my flare up every 6 to 8 months. He indicated there is no known cure. He indicated several of his patients get regular kenalog injections for similar conditions.”

10 / 10
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Shelley · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 23, 2020

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”

10 / 10
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Debi September 4, 2020

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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 31, 2011

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

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”

10 / 10
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EczMan August 16, 2014

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.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous March 3, 2010

“I used to get a shot of this for my psoriasis, and it did clear up everything in less than a week, However I found that the lesions returned within a few months (3). I was advised to not get the kenalog shots more than twice a year because I have a slightly higher enzyme count in my liver.”

6 / 10
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HopeToHeal · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 23, 2012

“I too had a injection of Kenalog 10 in my face. After the first 3 weeks I noticed a dime size dent on my cheek. Called the doctor who did the injection, came back to the office. But before that, I researched the internet and found a link where 4 people had a kenalog injection got saline injected in the same spot the kenalog was and could possibly help flush out or decrease the efrects of kenalog working its full term of 6 weeks. I showed the doctor this link on this study and he agreed maybe saline which acts like water can help. This study showed 4 people went every week for 8 weeks & had them same amount of saline injected in the area. All 4 people had great results. ”

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Patient CS · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 19, 2017

For Psoriasis: “This has had more benefit controlling psoriasis on hands and feet over any biologic I've taken over the years. I've yet to find a medication with better results.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous December 9, 2009

For Dermatitis: “I get a shot when my eczema is flaring and this stuff just makes everything stop. I love it, it's like I finally have normal skin for a while. I get shots every few months and they are wonderful.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 26, 2013

For Psoriasis: “Only thing that helped my scalp”

9 / 10
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Richy-san August 11, 2009

For Dermatitis: “This medicine is great. I have no side effects and the hand eczema clears up within a week. I have to get a shot about every 10-12 months.”

10 / 10
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TraceyFree April 28, 2011

For Psoriasis: “It cleared up my plaques but the injections are a bit painful and it did nothing for the guttate psoriasis.”

7 / 10
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mckissen August 2, 2010

For Psoriasis: “It was good for the itching but the discoloration wasn't helped much at all”

3 / 10
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Ginger · Taken for less than 1 month December 28, 2018

For Lichen Planus: “Only thing that stops itching and keeps the rash from spreading”

10 / 10
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Dr samee niazi · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 9, 2019

For Stomatitis: “It is best for stomatitis”

7 / 10
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