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A 33-year-old member asked:

i got a steroid shot about 5-6 hours ago and it still hurts! what can i do?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Need to allow 24 to sometimes 72 hours before a corticosteriod shot will take effect.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ice and time: Apply ice to the area. Give the injection 24-48 hours to work as was already suggested.

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Is it dangerous to inhale asthma medications with steroids inside?

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At what age can kids start taking inhaled steroids?

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What kind of steroids are inside an inhaler?

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Corticosteroids: The type of steroids in inhalers used to control asthma are corticosteroids (cortisone-like). These are not the kind of steroids that are sometimes abused by athletes (called androgenic steroids), so you don't have to be concerned about having those side effects. Still, we must respect corticosteroids; if not used as prescribed, they can cause their own side effects.

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