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I had a steroid shot for a cold is it safe to drink

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Water better..: But the pedialyte won't hurt. Lot of salt though!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
WHY??: Steroid shots are never used for "colds". Why do you want to take Percocet? Yes, you can take Percocet after a steroid shot. Do you have heart palpita ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Provided the practitioner knows what he/she is doing. A tiny bit of glucocorticoid is injected into a massive lesion. A short course of systemic gluco ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: It may not even be the same type of anesthesia. Often local numbing with an injection is all that is needed when local steroids are administered. With ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually: Some pts have very poor heart function and even a small amount of steroids can cause salt and water rention. This can put the pt at risk for congestiv ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Overkill, bad idea: Steroids, "cortisone" are powerful anti-inflammatory medicines that can be extremely helpful, even life-saving for appropriate conditions. They also h ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold: Wouldn't use steroids if you have a common cold. That would be over-kill. Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). G ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds more like the: surgery may not have the best result. If due 2 failure of a soft tissue repair, steroids in my opinion would not B indicated as they do have adverse e ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fredric Pullen
61 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Steroids are safe: Steroids are anti-inflammatory. Most people are not allergic to them. The steroid shot will help the inflammation in your sinuses and nose and is a n ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Cannot say: but I can say alcohol doesn't have much interaction with steroids nor aspirn (both increase risk of ulcer). BUt other conditions such as liver problem ... Read More

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