A member asked:

Cortisone pills alleviate skin dermatitis. what are the side effects if used for a week to clear skin?

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Dr. Jerry Fioramonti answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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 stomach upset, nausea. Watch for agitated mood or insomnia. If they occur, you may need to stop the medication.

Answered Jan 5, 2019



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