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Kenalog

Generic: Kenalog in Orabase 0.1% - 5gm Tube

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Kenalog in Orabase 0.1% - 5gm Tube

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  • What are the common uses of Kenalog?

Kenalog is a well practiced treatment for oral inflammatory lesions, including oral ulcers and sores. This uneasy condition may be a result of trauma to the lining oral mucosa or gums. The treatment of Kenalog is a topical preparation which sooths the inflammation of the mouth sores. This protective oral paste keeps the medication right at the affected area inside mouth. By separating teeth apart from the mouth sores it helps to reduce pain or inflammation caused by the ulcer or sore.

  • How Kenalog works to provide relief in oral sores?

Kenalog comes with triamcinalone which is a synthetic glucocorticoid corticosteroid. It is a man made substance of naturally occurring cortisol which shows potent anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-pruritic properties to heal inflammation. Corticosteroids are natural hormones that are produced by the adrenal glands in body. These substances are actively involved in the managing several works in body including regulation of inflammatory immune responses. The active ingredient of this medicine Triamcinalone have the properties of inhibiting the synthesis of certain chemicals in body that are essential for showing inflammatory responses. This helps in reducing the swelling, redness and pain caused by the mouth ulcer and sores.

  •  What is the preparation of Kenalog?

Kenalog contains triamcinolone acetonide 1mg/gm (0.1%) as active ingredient which is effective to treat mouth ulcers. Other parts of this preparation include pectin, carboboxymethyl cellulose, gelatin, sodium in Plasticized Hydrocarbon Gel, a polyethylene and mineral oil gel base.

  • Does the preparation of Kenalog cause any kind of by effects on overall health?

The treatment with Kenalog is completely safe and most of the users get desired results from the treatment without any significant adverse reaction on health. However, in some occasions patients who have used this treatment have complained with few health issues such as skin irritation at the affected area of skin where it is applied. In typical conditions the treatment might cause serious side effects such as suppression of adrenal glands that synthesizes naturally occurring corticosteroids, growth retardation in children, bone mineral density loss, decreased resistance to infection and thinning of the skin. But these are very rare conditions of side effects.

  •  What are the contraindicating health conditions in which Kenalog should not be used?

 The treatment with Kenalog should not be used in following health conditions for any health benefits:

  • Allergies to triamcinalone or any part of preparation of this medicine
  • Patient is pregnant or breastfeeding or planning for pregnancy
  • Any type of viral, fungal or bacterial infection is already diagnosed in mouth or throat or patient has tuberculosis of the skin
  • Patient has a peptic ulcer
  • Patient is diagnosed with diabetes as Kenalog can increase blood sugar. In such condition patient should consult doctor before using this treatment for any health benefits.
  • Patient is taking certain kinds of medicines that may interact with Kenalog, such as
    • anticonvulsant medicines phenytoin, carbamazepine and primidone,
    • Other type of anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac, ibuprofen,
    • the antibacterial rifampicin
  • Patient is already taking diuretic medicines for other health benefits like thiazides or frusemide. Simultaneous use Kenalog with it may end up with increased loss of potassium whichg is not good for health.
  • What is the appropriate manner of using this treatment?

The oral gel form of Kenalog can be applied with the help of a small dab with your finger to the affected area inside mouth. Generally, the treatment is preferred to be used one time in a day at bedtime. Patient has to apply a thin layer of medication over the lesion area without rubbing. In case of severe condition, the frequency of use per day may be increased up to 2-3 times a day after meals. The treatment should be continued for the recommended duration as advised by your doctor (for up to 7 days or until the lesion is healed). If you notice no improvement after regular use, you should go for re-consultation with your health professional.

  • What is the optimum duration of this treatment to see improvement in my symptoms?

The optimum duration of the treatment depends on the severity of your sores conditions and your response to the treatment. Most often, the treatment provide effective results in the improvement of patient’s condition after one week of continuous use. You should consult your doctor to use this treatment more productively. 

Kenalog in Orabase 0.1% - 5gm Tube
Kenalog in Orabase 0.1% - 5gm Tube
Kenalog in Orabase 0.1% - 5gm Tube
Kenalog in Orabase 0.1% - 5gm Tube
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