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Can Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Be Used In Shingles Treatment?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I have had Shingles for three weeks and have been using Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP ,0.1%
What should I be using as a creme with Shingles on my back and right arm?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use a topical antibiotic cream

Detailed Answer:
hello. thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern.
You should be using a topical antibiotic e.g either mupirocin 2% cream/ointment Or fusidic acid 2% cream/ointment,2x daily.
You have been using triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream which is a topical steroid and should not be used for shingles.

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Can Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Be Used In Shingles Treatment?

Brief Answer: Use a topical antibiotic cream Detailed Answer: hello. thank you for writing to us I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern. You should be using a topical antibiotic e.g either mupirocin 2% cream/ointment Or fusidic acid 2% cream/ointment,2x daily. You have been using triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream which is a topical steroid and should not be used for shingles. Regards