What should I know about triamcinolone acetonide ointment before using it?

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Before using triamcinolone acetonide ointment, you should know that:
  • Certain medical conditions may prevent you from using this ointment, affect your dosage or frequency of application or require special monitoring during your treatment. These conditions include: any food or drug allergies (particularly any past reactions to corticosteroids); diabetes; damaged or burned skin; skin wasting or thinning; and fungal or bacterial skin infections.
  • Older adults may be at increased risk for side effects due to age-related thinning or damaged skin.
  • Unless ordered by a doctor, it is not advisable to bandage or wrap the area where triamcinolone acetonide ointment has been applied. If using in the diaper area, avoid plastic pants and tight fitting diapers.