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Allergic Reaction Cortisone Shot
Call/see your doctor: In the interim use OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to epoxy resin for crafts, how long before a cortisone shot clears up a severe rash on my hands and wrists?
Contact dermatitis: It really depends on several factors. Did you get all of the material off your skin? How long was it in contact with your skin? Is this the first or 2nd time you have had this reaction? How much "cortisone" was in the injection? Most reactions clear in a week. Sometimes a 2nd injection may be necessary. In that case, figure two weeks. But is should get better each day. ...Read more
Had are recent allergic reaction to cipro! Lasted about 4 months, am fine now. Need a cortisone shot for swollen vocal chords, is it safe?
Doubtful: I'd great doubt that the 4-month long "allergic reaction" was from cipro (ciprofloxacin). As for your swollen vocal cord, have you seen an ENT doctor on this condition? If it is just a one-time thing, cortisone may be ok but whether it works or not is another issue. If it is a recurrent problem, then you need to consult an allergist since throat swelling can be a life-threatening event. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have severe seasonal allergies. Take every medication. Only thing that really works is prednisone or cortisone shot. Possibke to take on a schedule?
I had a cardiac reaction to oral steriods. I injured my neck and workmans comp. Is trying to push cortisone shots. Could I have a allergic reaction?
Had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow and having severe and increasing pain. Never had this reaction before to the shots. Help.
Go to doctor: Pain after an injection is not normal and could signal an infection. Doesn't have to be but I'd want to know sooner rather than later. Is ther eswelling, redness or warmth over the injection site, bruising? Or other abnormality? Go see your doctor, please. ...Read more
Got cortisone shot in knee. Within hours had headache and very uncomfortable facial flushing. Reaction? What helps relieve symptoms?
Does it really help to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when you are having face flushing from a cortisone shot on the second day? Is that just a sensitivity reaction?
How long before the cortisone shot works for my severe rash on my hands and wrists? It is from a reaction to the epoxy I was using for crafts.
Cortisone: Generally for reactions that are allergic improvement noted ten to twelve hours. ...Read more
Had a cortisone shot in my lateral plantar nerve now I have coldness from foot up to knee is that a normal reaction?
That's not the: Desired effect. If the shot caused that effect, I do think it will get better, but will take time. ...Read more
Yes: It is an anti inflammatory so it will lessen any allergic breakout ...Read more
I've got a rash from allergic reaction to antibiotics and just had a cortisone injection and have cortisone tablets, after how long will the rash go away?
7-14 days: Usually one week or less after stopping med, but can take as long as 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Why are you getting them? The reason for the shot is the determining factor. Usually a steroid shot in the back or into a joint is no more than every 3 months and that is usually the maximum and for good causes. Shot in the hip are the same and would need to know why! steroids are good meds but harmful if abuse or misused. It is often a way to get someone out of pain until a joint replacement. ...Read more
Yes: In fact I saw a case of this last week. ...Read more
See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time. ...Read more
Cortisone: It can at times if injected into the skin or very close under the skin. ...Read more
Find cause: A baker's cyst almost always has some sort of underlying casue leading to irritation and inflammations of the joint tissues that then secrete the fluid and then - boom - cyst. The cortisone is just trying to settle down the inflammation. But you need to find out what is causing the inflammation and attack that problem. Then you should have more permanent relief of symptoms. ...Read more
Cortisone injection: Depends on the diagnosis. Cortisone will usually have an effect within 4-7 days. ...Read more
Go slow ok to be up:
Nothing aggressive for at least 3 days
but some walking is ok. ...Read more
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