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how long does it take for cortisone to leave the body

A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Half-life 8 hours: It generally takes 8-12 hours for half of the cortisone to be cleared by your body; however, your adrenal function could be suppressed for 2-3 years a ... Read More
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Check it out: Cortisone can be taken by mouth or injections, the cortisone itself will metabolize in the body in about24 hours, but the effects of this drug (depend ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Psoriasis: Sounds like psoriasis and you are miserable! prescription products like at taclonex solution or dermasmoothe oil should be helpful.
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Several options: First it's important to minimize use of those meds which are damaging your liver.Take 5-600 mg of N-acetyl cysteine with each dose of Tylenol. Try cur ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Around 24 hours: Depends also on other medicines you are on, your general condition, and type of cortisone preparation used
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1-2 days: Usually, if a cortisone shot is going to work it usually takes about 1-2 days. If it did not work in your case you may want to contact your doctor to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Instantiously!: They missed the spot or have wrong idea as to how to treat you. Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT LONG: 24-48 HOURS IF IT WORKS AT ALL.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few weeks: Typically this resolves after 2 to 3 weeks with treatment. It can recur depending on the cause.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on diagnosis: Please ask the doc who gave you the injection. Without knowing the indication for injection, hard to conclude anything.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis : the antibiotics should kick in soon along with the steroids. You might consider nasal saline rinses too
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