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For treating the symptoms of psoriasis, allergic eczema, and other dermatoses, ask your doctor about Aristocort Cream. This is a topical corticosteroid medication that soothes and reduces the itching, inflammation, redness, and swelling of your skin caused by allergic reactions, rashes, insect bites, and hives. Your risk of a skin infection increases as a result of scratching an itch that can cause a break or lesion in your skin where bacteria can enter and Aristocort Cream will help you avoid that situation.
The active ingredient in Aristocort Cream is Triamcinolone Acetate, a medium to strong potency corticosteroid that acts as cortisol, a hormone produced in your body that has many functions, including your immune response. When a threat to your body is detected, certain chemicals are produced and sent to the affected area that causes inflammation, swelling, and itching as a way to get rid of the threat and begin the healing process. When applied as directed, Aristocort Cream reduces the production of the chemicals that cause your symptoms to provide relief.
Although there is no cure for psoriasis or eczema, Aristocort Cream can soothe your redness and itching during a flare-up. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that can improve or worsen as well as spontaneously clear up for years. Allergic eczema flare-ups may be less frequent if you can identify the triggers that cause it. These may include some clothing dyes, latex, certain soaps or cleaning products, some jewelry, and even perfume.
Ask your doctor if Aristocort Cream is safe to use if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions or allergies you have to your doctor and list any OTC or Rx drugs you currently use or take, including herbal, dietary, and vitamin supplements. This allows your doctor to determine if Aristocort Cream is the right medication for you.
Only apply Aristocort Cream for as long as your doctor has prescribed, long-term use can cause a thinning of your skin. Do not share this or any Rx medication with others, especially children. The treated area should not be covered with bandaging or dressings unless specified by your doctor. Avoid treating skin areas that are infected or damaged.