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side effects of cortizone injections

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Cortisone: is most helpful if the cause of pain is due to tissue inflammation. Headaches due to migraine ( I notice you take Relpax) may not necessarily respond ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarmela Sunder
17 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Injection vs cream: Direct injection of a steroid is much more effective than a cream. Depending on the size of the scar, you may just need one injection, whereas you may ... Read More
Dr. Denis Winder
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Cortisone works, but i prefer a product called mederma. It is an over the counter product. For really small scars that are not pigmented, and which ar ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Plantar Fascitis : Has many treatment options and injections are just one way. With injection 1 of 3 things will happen. It will help, won't help at all or help for a sh ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
First see podiatrist: First see podiatrist for orthoses, to restore arch of foot. That may solve the problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Bad policy: Make the membranes inflamed and less responsive to effective repair. Not a good idea at all. Find out why you might need this type of help and ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Tendons or : Ligaments getting calcified and rupture. As with any procedure, infection also a possibility.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Do not scrub it: See a plastic dermatologist or plastics specialist, and never use it again on or near face. See prior answers about this topic. A caution and commen ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
The following: complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Cruz
15 years experience Dermatology
Relatively safe: Cortisone creams can be used to treat the inflammation associated with facial eczema in a baby. Problems arise (scarring, atrophy , telangiectasia, e ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cortisone for skin: As long as you do not have diabetes or a bacterial infection, a weeks course of cortisone will likely not produce any severe side effects. Watch for s ... Read More

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