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Does Triamcinolone acetonide help to relief jock itch?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Is triamcinolone acetonide any good for jock itch
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
For itches, yes. But cannot treat the infection!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this jock itch that you have reported. Jock itch is caused by a fungus and treatment requires antifungals. Creams such as miconazole, ketoconazole, cotrimazole, etc can address this condition. Triamcinolone is good to relief the itches associated with this but cannot be used as the sole medication to treat this condition. it should be associated to an anti fungal.

In all, it is a good drug to control the itches in association with anti fungal to treat the infection fully.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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Does Triamcinolone acetonide help to relief jock itch?

Brief Answer: For itches, yes. But cannot treat the infection! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this jock itch that you have reported. Jock itch is caused by a fungus and treatment requires antifungals. Creams such as miconazole, ketoconazole, cotrimazole, etc can address this condition. Triamcinolone is good to relief the itches associated with this but cannot be used as the sole medication to treat this condition. it should be associated to an anti fungal. In all, it is a good drug to control the itches in association with anti fungal to treat the infection fully. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.