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An intralesional steroid injection is a treatment wherein a corticosteroid is injected directly into the treatment area or immediately below the skin.
This treatment can help with various skin issues. Such as:
This treatment is beneficial because:
However, it is important to note that intralesional steroids should not be injected at an active skin infection. In fact, they must not be used if there is a known triamcinolone allergy.
Moreover, sometimes, large doses of triamcinolone acetonide are used as an alternative to oral steroids. These are systemic steroids. However, they are not suitable for all patients. For instance, patients with:
Firstly, you should tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to a steroid medication in the past.
Moreover, the side effects and risks of intralesional triamcinolone can either be early and delayed effects.
Early effects tend to be self-limited. They include:
Moreover, delayed adverse effects include:
Moreover, allergic reactions are very rare and are dose-independent. In fact, they may include local or generalised urticaria and in more severe cases, life-threatening allergic reactions.
However, there are rare situations in which some people may face potentially serious conditions such as:
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