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Need experienced derm dr answer. Have 13 ringworm looking granuloma annulare, have had them for 6 yrs, they never go away..What will steroid shot do?

Shot: Topical corticosteroids or in some cases intralesional corticosteroid injections may be used to treat granuloma annulare through their antiinflammatory properties . See your dermatologist for a discussion of treatment options and potential side effects. ...Read more

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Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


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What do u mean that i need steroid shot in my last question.

What do u mean that i need steroid shot in my last question.

Cannot find: Suzie, we do not have the ability, on our end, to search for comments by a specific poster so it may be tough to find your first question. Re ask the question with more details or consider HealthtapPrime. ...Read more

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Severe folliculitis on abt 60% of scalp, pus filled odorous about 1/2sq in size Treated with steroid shot and antibiotic neither worked, suggestions?

Severe folliculitis on abt 60% of scalp, pus filled odorous about 1/2sq in size Treated with steroid shot and antibiotic neither worked, suggestions?

Consider ID referral: A referral to an Infectious diseases specialist may help to: 1) Determine a specific diagnosis (such as tinea capitis or hydraneitis suppurativa), 2) Prescribe a more appropriate medication (like an anti-fungal agent), 3) Find the source of infection (which you may be re-exposing yourself) , or 4) Connect to other specialists if advanced treatment is necessary (e.g. Anti-TNF therapy). ...Read more

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Should I use steroid shot for pain if I already have type 1 diabetes?

Should I use steroid shot for pain if I already have type 1 diabetes?

Doctor recommend: If your doctor advises a steroid injection, contact your diabetes doctor beforehand to discuss how to adjust your Insulin for the steroid. As long as the steroid effect on blood sugars is compensated for by insulin, problems can be avoided. ...Read more

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Can a steroid shot used for sinusitis cause pain? I have pain in my right leg, both arms (but mostly right), right shoulder, and left side of my neck.

Can a steroid shot used for sinusitis cause pain? I have pain in my right leg, both arms (but mostly right), right shoulder, and left side of my neck.

Steroid Shot: I know of no means for a steroid shot to cause pain in right leg, both arms, etc.

Very strange that this should follow a steroid shot. I can't think of any association. ...Read more

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What kind of steroid shots work for chronic pain?

Not enough info: What is the cause of the pain? The term chronic pain is much too general to reply with specific advice. ...Read more

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I am on extended breastfeeding, is it safe to get steroid shots on my hurting knees? Showed some wear and arthritis on my xrays - please advise. Thank yo

I am on extended breastfeeding, is it safe to get steroid shots on my hurting knees?  Showed some wear and arthritis on my xrays - please advise. Thank yo

Okay: Steroids injections into the knee done no more frequently than every three months are generally safe during breastfeeding. Very little steroid gets into your breast milk. Oral medications for osteoarthritis need to be okayed by your OB or the doctor prescribing them. I prefer to advocate weight loss or weight control, modest exercise such as walking as long as it doesn't worsen the knee pain. ...Read more

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Hoe long does parainfluenza / croup last? Had steroid shot so how long before improvement ? How long keep home from school ? His dr wasn't helpful :0(

Hoe long does parainfluenza / croup last? Had steroid shot so how long before improvement ? How long keep home from school ? His dr wasn't helpful :0(

Depends: Croup symptoms generally peak 2 to 3 days after the symptoms of the viral infection begin. Viral croup usually lasts 3 to 7 days. Steroid shot usually works in a few hours and can last to up to 24 hours. If your child is still having breathing problems or feverish, then have them seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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When will the steroid shot wear off if you took it for mono?

When will the steroid shot wear off if you took it for mono?

Quickly: Depends on the preparation used but usually effects are gone after a few days at most. ...Read more

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I take pradaxa. Will a steroid shot to relieve back pain interact? The pradaxa is for an irregular heart beat. The lower back pain was caused when i lifted something too heavy.

I take pradaxa.  Will a steroid shot to relieve back pain interact? The pradaxa is for an irregular heart beat.  The lower back pain was caused when i lifted something too heavy.

Caution: Any blood thinner and what i assume is an epidural steroid injection you are referring to is a serious matter. Pradaxa is a relatively new drug and not everybody knows about it like Coumadin (warfarin) or heparin. The timing of stopping and restarting this medication with respect to a spinal injection is very important. Bleeding into the spinal space could cause permanent injury if done wrong. ...Read more

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Is it bad to mix Steroid shots and NyQuil while having strep throat?

Is it bad to mix Steroid shots and NyQuil while having strep throat?

Strep throat: I would not recommend having steroid shots while you have strep throat. It could cause a worsening of your infection ...Read more

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Many friends get a steroid shot for a head cold that dryes them up.Is this a standard way to care for a URI or just a short term" feel better".?

Many friends get a steroid shot for a head cold that dryes them up.Is this a standard way to care for a URI or just a short term" feel better".?

Only justified when: Only justified when you have severe sinusitis where the mucous lining is so piled up that you have outflow obstruction. Generally, steroids should be avoided in viral or bacterial sinusitis. I see this done, as a feel-good bandage. ...Read more

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How badly can a steroid shot hurt?

Depends on location: Steroid injections in the hand and feet seem to be the most painful. Injections in the knees and shoulders are painful, but to a much lesser degree. Elbow injections are painful as well. ...Read more

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Can the steroid shot in your back help?

Help what?: Steroid shot to the spine is a common form of managing refractory backache resulting from various spinal and nerve disorders. It works reasonably well for most, not for everyone. More detailing, ask experts in pain management.

Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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What do u mean that i need steroid shot in my last question.

Cannot find: Suzie, we do not have the ability, on our end, to search for comments by a specific poster so it may be tough to find your first question. Re ask the question with more details or consider HealthtapPrime. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you get a steroid shot?

Steroid Injections: The literature suggests no more than 4 per year or one every 3 months, though you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel really aggressive after getting a steroid shot?

Steroids: Rare, but likely if predisposition exists, such as underlying mood disorder. ...Read more

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

See below: Need to allow 24 to sometimes 72 hours before a corticosteriod shot will take effect. ...Read more

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Could I have a steroid shot for strep?

No!: Strep need antibiotics not steroids which will lower your bodies ability to fight the infection ...Read more

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Will steroid shot give you stretch marks?

Will steroid shot give you stretch marks?

No: Can give a lighteneing of the skin or dimple but not stretch marks. Long term steroid use may increase risk of steroid shots. ...Read more

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Can a steroid shot cause you to urine more?

It can: As it can cause your blood sugars to rise and this can cause you to urinate more frequently. It's more likely to happen on those who are diabetes and prolonged steroid use. It can also cause these symptoms if it leads to a complicating urinary tract infection. If you find this particularly bothersome, you should review this with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can be done to get sugars down after a steroid shot?

What can be done to get sugars down after a steroid shot?

Several things: Avoid steroids if possible. Talk to your diabetes doctor before getting steroids to develop a plan based on your usual treatment. If it's too late for those suggestions, be active - try to walk for 5-10 minutes every hour that you're awake. Cut back, or eliminate carbs from your diet until the sugars come down. Just drinking water can often keep sugars below 200-240. ...Read more

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When will the steroid shot wear off if you took it for mono?

Quickly: Depends on the preparation used but usually effects are gone after a few days at most. ...Read more

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If I am feeling sluggish can I get a B12 shot or steroid shot?

Only from a quack: Please forgive my frankness. Unless you have a specific illness for which one of these injections is appropriate, you are doing yourself a disservice. If you feel ill or are depressed, get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What typically happens when an epidural steroid shot does not relieve pain in back?

What typically happens when an epidural steroid shot does not relieve pain in back?

Other options: may need to be considered. Speak with your doctor about these options, epidural steroid injections are only form of treatment for back pain. ...Read more