Steroid injection (triamcinolone) + 5FU injection
Steroid injection (triamcinolone) + 5FU injection

Steroid injection (triamcinolone) + 5FU injection

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Steroid injection (triamcinolone) + 5FU injection Treatment

Steroid injections have always proven to give the best results no matter the type of disease or condition. In the case of keloids most people have an impression that they do not go away. Keloids can absolutely be removed without facing any complications, using a less invasive procedure - which is steroid injection. If you are looking to get rid of those keloid scars without undergoing any surgical excision, then this may be the right treatment option for you.

Triamcinolone acetonide is a synthetic corticosteroid that is used to treat any skin conditions. It is generally prescribed as a topical cream, or an injectable for patients who do not see results with other methods. Triamcinolone is one of the most effective steroids that is proven to remove keloids wherein, after a few doses of injections they usually become less noticeable and shrink within 3 to 6 month’s time. However, there are chances of the keloid to return back and to decrease the odds of that, another injection called 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is combined along with triamcinolone.

Currently there is only one best wait to use the triamcinolone acetonide and 5-fluorouracil for effectively getting rid of keloids. Although triamcinolone acetonide can be found in various topical creams, They cannot effectively remove keloids when compared to the combination of two unique substances. The mixture of triamcinolone and 5-fluorouracil is directly injected onto the keloid with the help of a fine needle after the site of injection is cleaned with an antiseptic solution.  While steroid injections help in minimising the appearance of any abnormal scars you should also keep in mind that this is not the only treatment option.


Both triamcinolone acetonide and 5-fluorouracil have their own benefits, however, when they are mixed together, the results are always the best. The triamcinolone is responsible for suppressing any swelling and reducing the blood supply that gives life to the scar, 5-fluorouracil ensures to damage the cells. When both the injections are mixed together, they tend to provide more efficacy than either of them administered individually. The combination of triamcinolone acetonide and fluorouracil injection is generally used for treating

  • Any swelling on the skin
  • Allergic reactions like rashes, eczema, etc
  • Skin conditions like keloids or hypertrophic scars
  • Inflammation or mouth injury