WHAT IS IT
Kenalog injections contain the active ingredient triamcinolone-acetonide also known as a corticosteroid hormone. It works by decreasing the body’s response to reduce symptoms such as swelling are used intradermally to treat skin lesions such as keloid scarring, acne cysts, and alopecia. Which is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are hormones that are produced naturally by the adrenal glands. They have many important functions in the body, including control of inflammatory responses.
Triamcinolone reduces inflammation by stopping cells from releasing chemicals that normally help produce immune and allergic responses. This can help control a wide number of disease states involving excessive inflammation, including severe allergic reactions, inflammation of the lungs in asthma and inflammation of the joints in arthritis.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
A small amount of cortisone solution will be diluted and injected using a tiny needle directly into the area of concern. Within 24 hours the injected site should begin reducing in size. This procedure takes just a few minutes and causes a quick and significant reduction of inflammation, resulting in a much smaller and less noticeable pimple, ingrown hair, cyst or keloid scar. However, keloid scar may take longer to go down and may require more than one kenalog shot.
● Kenalog injection is given by injection into the muscle of the buttocks or subcutaneously in the stomach. in situations where a lasting corticosteroid effect is needed. The triamcinolone is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream from this area, so one injection produces an effect for about three weeks. If necessary the injection may be repeated, in which case it should be given into alternate buttocks. For people suffering from hay fever (when this is not controlled by the usual treatments), one injection can relieve symptoms over the entire hay fever season.
● Kenalog injection is given directly into inflamed soft tissue, for example in tennis elbow, or directly into a joint, for example in arthritis, to decrease inflammation and pain in that particular localised area, and increase mobility of the affected joint. It’s important not to overuse joints that feel better after joint injection, as the inflammatory process may remain active.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL YOU NEED?
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