How long does it take Triamcinolone to start working?
June 22, 2014 7:09 PM Subscribe
I have this crazy rash thing on my legs, started a couple weeks ago with a small patch and has gradually spread. It is blotchy and itchy and generally unpleasant. I finally went to the doctor on Friday morning and was diagnosed with eczema and prescribed Triamcinolone, 2x a day for up to 2 weeks. How long should it take to start helping? Because my blotches are still spreading!
posted by leesh to Health & Fitness (19 answers total)
Seriously, this is nearly unbearable. It started with a small patch on my calf, where I've had an itchy red patch before, and then suddenly appeared on my other leg and on both thighs. It is now circling around both calves and as of today on my ankles. There are also small patches on my arms near my elbows. I have been lotioning and lukewarm showering and using the fancy cream as prescribed. When will it start to work? Is this normal? Is it possible I was misdiagnosed? I should note that I already use all sensitive skin/unscented lotions/soaps/detergents due to allergies, so I don't /think/ this is allergy-related. I will also admit to scratching it, though I really try not to, which is probably not helping. Basically I'm trying to decide if I should call my doctor's office tomorrow or wait a couple more days to see if things improve.