A 41-year-old member asked:
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is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, but only temporarily. It will not get rid of the allergies and you may still have the allergic reaction but not as severe. In addition, steroids have many side effects including increasing risk of infection.
Answered on Apr 27, 2020
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes, but....: System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis. Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies.
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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