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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Steroids: Go to google and wikipedia not enough room here.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: For medical reasons, specific durations and doses of steroids are helpful. But recreationally or for body building, they are not healthy. Steroids h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: You already answered your own question. It is oral. It comes as a pill.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
50 years experience in Psychiatry
No: The only painful or uncomfortable sensation is the push of the steroid into your arm.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Maybe: What do you want them to do? Can they increase your androgen level so that your testicles are shut off, you become dependent on them, and infertile? ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
40 years experience in Psychiatry
Steroids: concern?: Corticosteriods are a natural constant part of the body's own hormone, stress and recovery management. When used in some medical scenarios, - asthma, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: The list negative effects is long, including both short and long-term effects. The short list is aggression, manic episodes, acne, alopecia, increased ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Unless they are prescribed by a doctor for one of the few medical conditions for which their use is appropriate, all forms of Anabolic steroids are il ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Better absorption &: I am assuming you are talking about sex steroids like Estradiol or testosterone. Fewer side effects are likely, because they do not go through the li ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many: Solu-medrol is a form of steroid (glucocorticosteroid). With most medications, there are possible side effects; with steroids, guaranteed. They can ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Varies: Dpends on condiotn, severity, and other options. If you need to be on high dose steroids for more than a few weeks, steroid sparing drugs such as math ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Triamcinolone: Yes. Triamcinolone is a steroid.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Adrenal problem.: Hyperandrogenism refers to excessive male hormone levels in female patients. Some of the hormones produced in the adrenal glands are mild androgens, ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But when used as prescribed, the amount absorbed is very minute and exerts practically no biologic effect outside of the nose. It was suspected to lea ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Low risk: Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe. Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Change of plan: If there is pus, you may have an infection and steroids may make it worse at this point. Please see your doctor for a physical evaluation, as you may ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Atrophy, striae: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and even ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
18 years experience in Medical Oncology
Only if prescribed: Steroids such as Dexamethasone are commonly used to prevent allergic reactions or nausea from chemotherapy. So, as long as your doctor has prescribed ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
None: Infliximab or Remicade (infliximab) is not a steroid so you should not get steroid side effects directly from that medication. Remicade (infliximab) h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
18 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Broadness of term: Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that are similar to cortisol, a steroid that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands that sit on ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: There is no significant sytemic (whole body) effect from inhlaed steroids as used for asthma patients.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Topical or internal steroids can aggravate or cause rosacea in predisposed individuals.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience in Pediatric Urology
Depends: It really depends on the cause of the phimosis. If the cause is balanitis xerotica obliterans then steroid creams are 0%. Effective. If bxo is not the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Painkillers: No.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
May be other issue: Could be nasal polyps, deviated septum, vasomotor rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, or another condition. See an ENT doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes: Definitely "doable" the natural way. Also take a moment to consider your body image & what your goals are. It may be better to focus on general welln ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Steroid treatment is not appropriate for the purpose of weight gain. You should consider seeing your doctor to ensure you're healthy and then also a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Generally speaking, this class of compounds is not highly associated with severe allergic reactions but it is not impossible. However, they are assoc ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Isotretinon: No it does not contain steroids.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Therte are no safe steriods on the market.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
40 years experience in Psychiatry
Because of abuses: One of the public forces that drove govt to "ban" Anabolic steroids was high-profile athletes, some of who 'professed' never to have used them, were p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience in Dermatology
See below: Yes. It is best to dilute the steroid cream with another cream similar in consistency.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nope: Lupin pharmaceuticals will be introducing a corticosteroid nasal spray in the us for adults and teenagers. The active ingredient is the same corticost ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Dangerous enough: Dangerous enough that it is illegal.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Best Therapy: Currently steroids are the most proven, best and safest therapy for this condition.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Depends on the length of therapy. Short term side effects can be abdominal pain, increased appetite, and mood changes. Long term effects include immun ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
9 years experience in Pharmacology
No: Ventolin does not contain steroids. Its active ingredient is albuterol which is a stimulant (beta 2 agonist).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Can be: Visit with your doc about this because there are many other reasons for flushing and you may need an evaluation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Side effects: Anabolic steroids have serious emotional and physical side effects and should not be used for any non-medical bodybuilding or weight gain. If prescrib ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Steroids: Corticosteroids suppress inflammatory responses but are seldom if ever curative of a condition other than steroid deficiency. They have numerous very ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: It depends on the severity of the arthritis, but ideally you would want the effects to last for four to six months.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : A short course of Prednisone will not not remaine in your system long. It's effect however will continue. It's a strong antiinflamatory. Helps with as ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends on need: Long term steroid treatment has adverse implications. You and your doctor need to determine the need for taking steroids and balance the need for tre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Steroids are danger: Wow. I am very surprised. I would get a second opinion about this from another physician. Yes, the steroid will wear off but the complications from ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: It effects metabolism of a lot of other drugs.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Dont worry: While each may have side effects, the usual side effects would not typically be additive. Watch for confusion.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The answer to this question would depend on the exact medications you are referring to. Ask your physician or pharmacist if your medications will have ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
No: No you should not be worried. The color will come back.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
How much? How long?: It depends on the steroids potency (they differ), the length of time you take it, and the amount you are taken. Very modest suppression can occur with ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It depends who you get them from. "chinese herbal remedies" are the worst -- they are usually something other than what they claim to be. Stuff from t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Fasting would not have any effect on steroids that were injected into the body.

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