It is important that you do not cover treated areas with any cloth or bandages unless your physician tells you. In case you are using kenalog on a baby at diaper area then do not use tight fitting diapers or plastic pants. This is because the increase of skins absorption of the drug if covered. If your skin absorbs too much of kenalog it can result in various side effects. Therefore, follow what your physician says and his advices on the treatment.
How Effective is Kenalog?
Kenalog has a corticosteroid that is known as triamcinolone. This mainly works by effectively reducing the power of chemicals in the body which are known reasons for inflammation
Kenalog is mainly used to effective treat and reduce inflammation and its related allergic conditions and reactions such as psoriasis and eczema. Kenalog is available in the form of tooth paste which is used for the treatment of mouth ulcers.
Kenalog has to be used as prescribed by a physician and follow the instructions mentioned on the label and package. Kenalog not be used in larger or smaller quantities than mentioned by the doctor.
It is important to not use kenalog on any part near your eyes, face, or any parts of the skin where you have thin skin.
It is important to not use the medicine on a child without doctor’s advice. They are more sensitive than adults to the kenalog
In case your condition does not improve or worsens with prolonged usage of kenalog it is important you consult your doctor.
Before Using Kenalog
If you have any allergic reactions to triamcinolone, do not kenalog. It is important you tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions in order to make kenalog safe for you:
- Stomach ulcer
- Herpes infection (cold sores included), chicken pox
- Tuberculosis infection on skin or any other skin infection.
FDA Pregnancy Category C. If you are planning to become pregnant or pregnant, you must tell your doctor about it as it is unknown if kenalog can cause any harm to unborn baby. Also, if you are breast feeding your baby, tell your doctor as it is unknown if the medicine passes through breast milk to the baby. Therefore, do not breast without informing your doctor. Also, don’t give this medicine to children as they are more sensitive to this medicine than adults.
How to Use Kenalog?
Kenalog has to be used as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use kenalog in smaller or larger amounts than prescribed by your doctor. It is important to follow the instructions mentioned in the package label.
- This medicine kenalog is not used in the treatment of any viral, fungal or bacterial infections
- It is important to wash your hands completely before and after applying kenalog unless you apply it on your hands
- You must apply only a small amount of medicine to the region affected and rub slowly into skin.
- You must not use kenalog on your face, mouth, or near eyes or other parts of the body layer where you have thin skin or skin folds.
In case you are using a tooth paste, you must only use a small or a very thin layer of it which will be sufficient to cover you ulcer. This is to make sure the paste sticks to the ulcer correctly and you must dry the mouth completely.
It is important that you do not cover treated areas with any cloth or bandages unless your physician tells you. In case you are using this medicine on a baby at diaper area then do not use tight fitting diapers or plastic pants. This is because the increase of skins absorption of the drug if covered. If your skin absorbs too much of this medicine it can result in various side effects. Therefore, follow what your physician says and his advices on the treatment.
What are the Side Effects of Kenalog?
If you have any allergic reactions such as swelling of lips, throat, face or tongue, difficulty in breathing or hives, get immediate medical assistance
If you have any of these severe side effects of kenalog getting absorbed by your skin or gums, stop using it and call your doctor immediately.
- Sleep problems (insomnia);
- Feeling tired.
- Uneven heartbeats;
- Puffiness in your face
- Mood changes;
- Seeing halos around lights
- Weight gain
- Blurred vision
Here are few of the general side effects of kenalog:
- Blistering, itching, burning, peeling of skin
- Skin redness,
- Stretch marks
- Thinning of your skin is also a side effect of kenalog.
What Other Medicines Affect or Interact With Kenalog?
It is not so common that other medicines interact with kenalog however it is important to tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and all the medicines you are taking that includes any herbal products, vitamins, over the counter medicines or even prescribed medicines. Do not ever start having any new tablets or treatment without telling your doctor.
What are the Other Medicines That Affect Kenalog?
It is not confirmed that all the other medicines you inject or take will affect kenalog. However there are just few medicines that can interact with it. This is why it is important to tell your doctor about all the medications you take which includes vitamin or over the counter or herbal products or even prescribed medicines. Also, never take a new medicine until your doctor says it is safe for you.