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Kenalog and Alcohol Interaction

Kenalog and Alcohol

Kenalog also sold under brand names Cinolar and Triderm generic name triamcinolone topical belongs to the family of topicalsteroids which act by reducing the actions of of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness and swelling. It is used to treat the inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema and psoriasis.

A dental form of this drug is often used to treat mouth ulcers.

It is suggested that you discuss the consumption of alcohol with your physician.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

When applying the cream do not cover the area the area with a band aid or use a diaper on a baby. The treated area should be left exposed to the air.

Before using this medication advise your physician if you are allergic to this drug or any other drug or substance, if you are pregnant, plan to be so or are breastfeeding, have any skin infection especially tuberculosis infection of the skin, chicken pox, herpes including cold sores, diabetes or stomach ulcer.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are skin redness, burning, itching or peeling of the skin, thinning of your skin, blistering or stretch marks. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, uneven heartbeats, mood changes, sleep problems, weight gain, puffy face or feeling generally tired. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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