What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using triamcinolone topical?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to triamcinolone.

To make sure you can safely use triamcinolone topical, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • any skin infection, especially tuberculosis infection of the skin;
  • chicken pox or herpes infection (including cold sores);
  • diabetes; or
  • a stomach ulcer.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether triamcinolone topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether triamcinolone topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor’s advice. Children are more sensitive to the effects of triamcinolone topical.

source https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/d03206a1

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