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can a gp give a cortisone injection

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Allergist: You will need allergy skin testing and a 6 day course od oral prednisone plus Zyrtec-10mg/day.

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A male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Every 3-4 months: Usually steroid injections are given only every 3-4 months.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Cortisone used for local injections carries little risk. If your dad is diabetic, it can transiently raise his blood sugar.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Hip joint injections are best done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. It is best performed by an orthopedist, rheumatologist or interventional ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No: isolated steroid injections are not associated with growth delay or growth retardation.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Milia
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hip OA: Fir OA of the hip and injection given into the joint under X-ray guidance would be more effective.
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Steroids are the best way to rapidly shrink nasal polyps. Steroids are available either in nasal spray or by injection. Nasal sprays work, but can t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
32 years experience in Pain Management
Minimal: Occasionally, patients have an hour or two of injection site soreness, due to passage of the needle through muscles. Ice and rest is sufficient to ad ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sometimes: Tendinopathies are usually treated conservatively. They will respond to relative rest or bracing, medications (anti-inflammatories) and then exercise ... Read More
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