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Treating itchy skin rashes with triamcinolone acetonide

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Oh my goodness, eczema! For that matter, oh my goodness psoriasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, poison ivy and yeast infections! There is nothing fun about itchy rashes, especially since they always seem to develop on your face or other “inconvenient” areas of the body. It’s bad enough that rashes itch like crazy; do they have to be totally embarrassing too?

Many skin rashes are caused by fungal infections of the skin: athlete’s foot, ringworm, and yeast infections are the most common. The word "fungus" sounds creepy and dirty with regard to human skin, but it is really quite common. Fungi of all sorts thrive in warm, moist environments such as locker rooms. Some fungi are more contagious than others. While ringworm is highly contagious, athlete’s foot is only mildly contagious. It is imperative to have a doctor look at any new rash that you develop since some are contagious.

Other rashes are caused by allergies. These rashes are referred to as dermatitis.  Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by any number of allergens that come into contact with the skin. Poison ivy is the most familiar, and the most annoying!

Then there is the case of having eczema or psoriasis. These are actual diseases that require the care of a doctor to manage. Both diseases cause itchy skin rashes. These conditions are more complex than the scope of this article. If you have either of these conditions you know it.

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There is no need to settle for having an unsightly and maddeningly itchy rash. Your doctor can prescribe triamcinolone acetonide cream to alleviate the inflammation and itchiness that accompany most skin rashes. triamcinolone acetonide is a topical synthetic corticosteroid cream. It is approximately eight times stronger than prednisone--this is some potent relief!

Triamcinolone acetonide is usually prescribed with either a specific anti-fungal medication or and antihistamine, depending on the cause of the rash. It is a topical cream but can also come in the form of a nasal inhaler (Nasacort) or an injection to treat other conditions.

If you develop an itchy, embarrassing rash, there is no need to suffer alone. Most rashes are easily treatable or controlled with triamcinolone acetonide. It is a very inexpensive medication and you can enjoy even bigger savings with a quick search on Optum Perks.