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How effective is triamcinolone in treating itching on calfs and arms?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: Hi,
I have been using the cream uou have advised to use for my latest problem(triamcinolone) on my calfs and arms, but do not see much of the result. It is still itching and did not reduce in dize. Please advise
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly post me latest Images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome back.

Ok.

Kindly post me the latest digital images. Post me as many as you can..

Have the rashes increased?

Are you taking Oral antihistamine that I suggested i.e Cetrizine?

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (7 minutes later)
Yes, i am taking Zertac everyday
Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Should get better over next few days; can change to potent topical steroids

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Thank you for Images.

Seems a little better. Been just 2 days since you have been using triamcinolone acetonide 0.1%. Should get better over the next few days i.e may be a week.

Continue with the same cream Or if you can change to a stronger topical steroid e.g clobetasol propionate 0.05% Or betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% cream, it would be better.

Potent topical steroids would help heal it faster than triamcinolone acetonide.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (42 minutes later)
Thank u.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for writing to us. Keep me updated.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (59 minutes later)
One more question. Is what I have could be contagious? My son just shoed me that he has some pink spots that look something like mine.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Not contagious

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

No, it is not contagious.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Kindly post me latest Images Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome back. Ok. Kindly post me the latest digital images. Post me as many as you can.. Have the rashes increased? Are you taking Oral antihistamine that I suggested i.e Cetrizine? Regards