Can triamcinolone ointment be used on the penis?


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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment can be used on the penis, but should only be used if it's been prescribed by a doctor.  Here are a few facts about triamcinolone acetonide ointment to explain why.

What is triamcinolone acetonide ointment?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment is a topical corticosteroid/antipruritic that's used to treat a variety of skin ailments.  As triamcinolone acetonide ointment has a number of potential side effects, it's not advisable to use it without your doctor's instructions.

Potential side effects

Some of the potential side effects of triamcinolone acetonide ointment include irritation, burning sensation, dry skin, skin infections, and itchiness. 

As triamcinolone acetonide ointment is a steroid, there is a risk of overdose if taken with other steroid based medications.

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If your skin is simply irritated or a little dry you could apply coconut oil to it to allow it to heal.  Having said that, if you're concerned about a skin condition on your penis, it's probably best that you seek medical advice from your doctor who will be able to assist you further.

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