Dermatologic Manifestations of Mucocele (Mucous Cyst) Medication

Updated: Mar 27, 2019
  • Author: Christopher R Shea, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Local injection of corticosteroids has been used for treating mucoceles (mucous cysts), and some authors consider it a first-line therapy [36] ; however, a high frequency of recurrence has been reported with this treatment.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Triamcinolone (Aristocort)

Triamcinolone is used for inflammatory dermatoses responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability. Intramuscular injection may be used for widespread skin disorders, or intralesional injections may be used for localized skin disorders.

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