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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for cortizone (hydrocortisone) overdose?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Slowly back down: If a person has been using high dose or long term oral or injectable steroids (cortisone) then it is crucial to gradually taper the dose to prevent what is called adrenal insufficiency. It a very large dose of steroid causes the adrenal gland to stop producing steroid, the rapid withdrawal can lead to severe symptoms including death. Gradually taper steroids if had high dose or long term use.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have a fractured sesamoid, is cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot only treatment?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Fractured sesamoid: Cortisone injection is not a treatment for a fractured sesamoid. Protected weight bearing until healed is the treatment.
Last updated Jan 7, 2013


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