Who should not use triamcinolone acetonide lotion?

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You should not use triamcinolone acetonide lotion -- or should consult with a doctor before using -- if you:
  • have been allergic to triamcinolone acetonide in the past
  • suffer from certain medical conditions, including diabetes, immune system disorders, problems with circulation, skin infections and herpes        
  • are using other drugs that weaken the immune system, chemotherapy medications or other steroids
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding, as triamcinolone acetonide cream may cause damage to a fetus or infant
  • plan to use this medication on a child
Note that triamcinolone acetonide lotion should not be used to treat viral, bacterial or fungal infections, and should not be applied to the face or to body parts containing skin folds.