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Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?
Discuss with your MD: It mah be helpful.We do not know the details of your case.Often Fludrcorisone is used to help body retain salt and fluids Discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is involved in many processes such as the metabolism of energy, fats, and proteins, and in electrolyte ("mineral") balance. It is an anti-inflammatory, which is usually why it is given. It can be taken as a skin cream, as pills, or even iv. It is important to know that this form of steroid is not the same as ...Read more
Is it possible that hydrocortisone (15mg) could be swapped for fludrocortisone in terms of steroids? Or are they too different?
What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?
Mid to low potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a medium to low potency topical steroid. It is appropriate for mild inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. There are many other steroids in this class. The benefit is that there is very low risk of side effects with Locoid and the other class v (5) medium/low potency topical steriods. You can use them safely in more sensitive skin areas. ...Read more
Hi does seretitide cause weight gain. I heard it causes large amounts due to the cortizone (hydrocortisone) and steroids in it ?
Is there an alternative to 15mg hydrocortisone or is it the least potent steroid? Long term abx not clearing staph in bladder, dr wants me off hydro
See details: There is little difference in different cortisones. The risks depend on the dosage used and the length of time it is taken. ...Read more
How much time can I use hydrocortisone 1 % cream for anal fissure? Do I have to take breaks because it is a steroid cream?
Hydrocortisone: The main reason is to decrease irritation till the fissure heals. Long term use over time will thin the skin and mucus membrane. So use it as long as it feels itchy and irritating. When these symptoms dissipated then stop using. ...Read more
I just used some cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 OTC steroid cream for a rash. I had forgotten i used it then rubbed regular scented lotion on top. Is this ok?
I have Meatitis on the tip of my penis at the urethral opening and the right side of the head is quite inflamed. Will it heal with vaseline only? Or should I use hydrocortisone on it? And it a steroid safe at my urethral opening..?
Which is the better steroid replacement, prednidone or cortef (hydrocortisone)? For secondary adrenal insufficiency.
Same thing: Depends the dose check with your doc asap. ...Read more
Will deca or steroids that retain water help with tennis elbow? Cortizone (hydrocortisone) helped short term but is returning and effecting training again
Therapy is best: Steroid injections bring improvement 50% of the time at 6 weeks, but usually symptoms return. Subsequent injections buy less time and degree of relief. At 9 months and 1 year patient with therapy have been shown to fair the best, those with benign neglect the next best, and with steroids in third place. 90% of patients have resolution by 12 month. 10% require surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment to apply to penis glans due to inflammation. How long is too long to use this steroid down there?
I am currently on hydrocortisone & fludrocortisone for addisons disease. When the dr runs a blood test for Adrenocorticotropic Hormone level & it comes back normal is that because I am on oral steroids?
Yes: The pituitary gland usually governs how much cortisone should be produced to meet the body's needs via a hormone called ACTH. More ACTH is released to tell the adrenal to produce more when the cortisone level is low and vice versa. When the cortisone level is adequate , the body would produce only the normal amount of ACTH. ...Read more
2% hydrocortisone liquid much like max strength scalpicin but stronger. Is there such a thing by perscription?
Yes: Steroid solutions by prescription are far more potent. There are several of various potency. ...Read more
If using hydrocortisone for hems, what is max time use? Will it thin out skin and if it does will skin eventually return to norm thickness and strength
Hydrocortisone: It depends on the strength of the steroidlong term use can thin your skin and it is usually irreversible. ...Read more
Is it safe to use maximum strength cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 while pregnant? I'm pregnant and have a rash and it's the only cream i could find in the home right now
I exfoliated my face too hard and then applied Retin-A to it. Since then it's inflamed. I have prescription strength hydrocortisone 2.5% is that sufficient or do I need desonide?
Beware: The facial skin is very sensitive and I would not use anything stronger than .5% in your quest to calm down the irritation. ...Read more
Steroid type medication done under a local anesthesia with or without IV sedation in a sterile setting either with or without fliuroscopic or x-ray guidance into space below the lamina but above the dura or lining of the nerve tissue of the spine with the needle passing through natural openings between the lamina given for pain relief due to inflammation from a disc ...Read more
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