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Using triamcinolone acetonide cream on hand for outbreaks. Detected pregnancy. Cause damage to foetus?

Over the last month I have been occasionally using triamcinolone acetonide cream 0.5% on my hand for outbreaks. Generally is just one knuckle. My use hadn t been daily but as needed. Probably about a dozen timed over the month. While using this cream I became pregnant and am now panicking that I have caused damage to the fetu. Did i harm my child?
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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hi there,
Thanks for asking such an important question as many people like you would like to know about the outcome especially in pregnancy.
I would say that dont be panicked,although mild, moderate and potent topical steroids are safe to use during pregnancy but the most potent topical ones are not usually recommended because of the possible risk low birth weight in the baby.
the one which you were using is of moderate potency so you should take it easy and i would suggest not to stress urself out.But please ask your doctor in future to confirm the potency of your steroidal creams before its application just to make sure.
thanks very much and all the best.
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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