Kenalog Injections: FSA Eligibility
What are the kenalog injections?
Kenalog injections are the injection of a type of corticosteroid which can treat allergies, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, and other diseases. Corticosteroids are used to encourage the body to perform the same actions normally stimulated by hormones which have been produced in the adrenal glands. Kenalog is a type of corticosteroid and is also known as triamcinolone acetonide.
Kenalog injections treat a wide variety of medical conditions ranging from skin conditions, to joint problems, to cancer, to many more. Kenalog injections will be recommended by a medical doctor and performed by a medical professional. The cost of a kenalog injection is eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account. Kenalog injections may be directed by a medical doctor to be used at home for followon treatments, in which case specific instructions will be given (WebMD).
Kenalog injections, like all corticosteroids, may have a variety of side effects. A medical doctor should be told immediately if any side effects are observed. Side effects of kenalog injections include bone pain, blackened stool, blood in vomit (looks like coffee grounds), increased pain or bruising, joint swelling, unusual hair growth, or other serious medical side effects. Some people are allergic to kenalog injections and should verify this before undergoing a kenalog injection treatment (Mayo Clinic).
One of the most common uses for kenalog injections is to reduce the effects of severe seasonal allergies. Kenalog injections reduce inflammation, which includes inflammation related to allergies. Kenalog injections used for severe allergies are best taken at least a week before allergy season is expected to start. Kenalog injections are usually reserved for patients with seasonal allergy symptoms that are so severe that they interfere with sleep and/or work (Everyday Health).