Can you use triamcinolone acetonide cream, USP 0.1% on cellulitis?


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Lard Ass answered

You can use it on cellulitis, but it's not going to work! You need to see your doctor for an antibiotic. Cellulitis is actually inflammation/infection of the fat layer of skin

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Emily Rivers answered

Hello, I hope whoever has cellulitis is okay - I know it's very painful!

Your question of whether triamcinolone acetonide cream can be used on cellulitis can be answered quite simply as addicted did - you can, but it might not help very much!

What's triamcinolone acetonide used for?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and contact dermatitis. Basically, any skin complaint that's going to be itchy. It's a steroid cream, so acts on an anti-inflammatory (reduce swelling) or immune-suppressing basis.

What's cellulitis?

Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin and the underlying tissue. It makes the affected area suddenly red, hot and swollen. It's usually caused by a bacteria called A streptococcus, which can get into the skin via cuts or insect bites. This means that people with skin complaints like eczema can be more susceptible to it.

So if not with triamcinolone acetonide cream, how can I treat cellulitis?

As you probably know if you've already had a diagnosis of cellulitis, it needs to be treated with antibiotics. It usually responds well to them and needs no hospital admission. To ease the discomfort, you could take ibuprofen which is an anti-inflammatory painkiller. It's also important that you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

If you need more info on cellulitis and how to treat it, you could check out this video I found on YouTube:

So triamcinolone acetonide cream probably isn't best for use on cellulitis. Hopefully I've helped you find some other treatments for it!

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Anonymous answered

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