Triamcinolone for Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition that causes itching, redness, rash and other irritations of the skin. Triamcinolone for eczema is one choice to use to treat these symptoms and keep the skin looking better and feeling better after its use.

As a disclaimer, while we do our best to make sure all info is accurate, check with your healthcare provider before attempting any new treatment.


This medication comes in a cream form. The full name is triamcinolone acetonide cream. It is a corticosteroid that comes in either a medium or strong potency. Your physician should be visited to determine which strength will work the best.


This particular cream should only be used on the skin. However, it should never be used on the underarms, face or groin unless this is determined by your doctor. Your hands for be washed and dried first. The skin area should be cleaned and dry. Just use a thin film of the cream and rub it in gently. It can be used anywhere from two to four times a day. Never bandage, wrap or cover the skin area. It can even be used on an infant, but never use plastic pants or diapers that are tight fitting.

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the cream. If the cream does need to be applied near the eyes, be very careful not to get it into the eyes. Also, never get it into the mouth or nose. If this occurs, use water and rinse well.

Only use this cream as prescribed and not use it for a period longer than prescribed. Always let the doctor know if the skin gets worse or does not improve after use.


There are always possible side effects to any medications whether it is in pill, liquid or topical form. Triamcinolone is no different. Several of the possible side effects include irritation, dryness, burning or itching. This may only occur when it is first used. After a few days of use, these effects for disappear. If not, the pharmacist or doctor should be notified.

More rare, yet more serious side effects may include skin thinning, hair bumps, acne, discoloration, stretch marks or even hair growth. Even more rare side effects may involve the cream being absorbed into the bloodstream. Children and those who use this cream for a long time over large skin areas may result in this side effect. 

Very unusual side effects also include weight loss, swelling ankles or feet, headache, extreme fatigue, vision problems and increased thirst and urination. 


If there is an allergy to this medication, there are several things that could occur. They include trouble breathing, dizziness, and even a swelling of the throat, tongue or face.


There may be other allergic reactions or side effects not mentioned here. Any time that happens, it is very necessary to contact your doctor or pharmacist. It is also important to know that there may be a negative result or a drug interaction with this cream.