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what is the definition or description of: cortaid (hydrocortisone) allergy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cortaid: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a Steroid which used for the treatment of inflammation. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-5338/cortaid-topical/details

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Why is hydrocortisone given for chest pain?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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A couple reasons: It is sometimes given for musculoskeletal pain such as tietze's syndorme, an inflamation of the cartilage between the rib and sternum seen in women. Can be injected or given by mouth. Indocin (indomethacin) and similar drugs can also be used..Hydrocortisone is also used at times for pericarditis, but the recurrence rate is higher than if Indocin (indomethacin) is used so that is preferred. Also used for dressler's syndrome.
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I have been on cortef (hydrocortisone) 3 times a day for a total of 30mg a day. Is this harmful for pregnancy?

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Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not directly: Cortef (hydrocortisone) is similar to cortical adrenal hormones. The placenta is able to break down maternal cortical adrenal hormones, so that the fetus is not exposed to an excess of them. However Cortef (hydrocortisone) (like any other cortical adrenal hormone) can cause hypertension and diabetes in the mother, and these may negatively affect the pregnancy. As always, one has to balance risks and benefits...
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What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
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Antihistamine: While lubricating drops help some, antihistamines drops do the most for eye allergy symptoms, including itching & watering. There are many over-the-counter antihistamine products to choose from. Older products may be combined with decongestants which decrease redness; however, overuse of these products may cause increased rebound redness. Plain antihistamine drops are your best bet for itching.
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Burning sensation, itch, soreness started 2 hours after pap smear done 2 days ago. No allergy to KY jelly used. No infection prior. Cause?

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Allergy: May be allergy to gloves used ( i.E latex).See your doctor if persists. It may also be a new infection (yeast).

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