Q. Under what conditions is it beneficial for us to use topical steroid oral paste?

A. Topical Steroid Oral Paste like Keno oral paste contains the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide. It is typically used for oral conditions that involve inflammation, irritation, or ulcers in the mouth. The decision to use this should be made by a healthcare professional, usually a dentist or pharmacist, and is based on the specific condition and needs of the patient. Here are some common conditions and situations where it may be beneficial:

  1. Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores): Topical Steroid Oral Paste can be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers.
  2. Oral Lichen Planus: This is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the mucous membranes in the mouth. It may be prescribed to manage the symptoms, such as pain and inflammation.
  3. Oral Allergic Reactions: In cases of allergic reactions in the mouth, Topical Steroid Oral Paste can help reduce swelling and discomfort.
  4. Oral Inflammatory Conditions: It may be used to manage various oral inflammatory conditions, including recurrent oral ulcerations and oral mucositis, which can occur as a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  5. Post-Oral Surgery: After surgery, Topical Steroid Oral Paste may be used to reduce inflammation and promote healing at the surgical site.
  6. Denture Irritation: Patients who wear dentures may experience irritation or sores due to friction. Kenalog in Orabase can provide relief in such cases.
  7. Other Oral Lesions: This preparation may be considered for other oral lesions or conditions that involve inflammation and require symptom relief.

It’s important to note that Topical Steroid Oral Pasteshould only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The dosage and duration of use will be determined by the healthcare provider based on the individual patient’s needs and the specific condition being treated. Additionally, patients should follow the prescribed instructions carefully and inform their healthcare provider of any side effects or worsening of symptoms. Prolonged or inappropriate use of corticosteroids like this can lead to adverse effects, so it should only be used as directed by a healthcare professional.