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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Def. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals including both the steroid hormones that are naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and anal ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Carter
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Anti-inflammatories: Corticosteroids are medications that are anti-inflammatory and work to reduce the immune systems attack or inflammation. They come in oral, intraveno ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
They can: If taken for long periods of time, steroids have several potential side effects including hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, hastening cataract for ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Of course: Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient of the over-the-counter topical corticosteroid. Always ask your doctor for more information about medication a ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Cream shots pills: As cream or gel. As shots into the skin and for extensive severe problems orally.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: No they don't.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends somewhat on the dose and the type of corticosteroid you take.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: I am assuming you mean oral corticosteroids? You can get topical for skin issues, but not oral for inflammation(and you cannot ingest the topical form ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Days to weeks: Corticosteroids are made naturally in our bodies and are involved in the regulation of inflammation. Because of this, all cells in our bodies have rec ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Erdmann
30 years experience Family Medicine
No: Topical steroids tend not to be absorbed in sufficient quantity to trigger weight gain. Sometimes, a small reaction does occur to very strong steroid ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not sure: The white blood cell count may increase within 3-4 hours of taking corticosteroids. I am not sure that there is an accurate time for the decrease. Muc ... Read More

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