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How fast does a cortisone injection work on a rash from allergic reaction?

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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How fast does a cortisone injection work on a rash from allergic reaction?

Cortisone: Cortisone injections work quickly after injected. Most people find early relief 24 - 72 hours after injected, depending on the dose and the severity of the problem. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can u have a reaction to a cortisone injection in ur thumb joint 13 weeks after?

Can u have a reaction to a cortisone injection in ur thumb joint 13 weeks after?

Injection reaction: It's unlikely this far out from injection. Typically bad reactions are within hours to days. If the pain is in your hand, the effects of the injection may have worn off or you have experienced an exacerbation of the arthritis or synovitis that you were originally given the injection for. I would make an appointment with your physician to see if something else can be done for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Could be infection: Some swelling after a cortisone injection is normal. If there is redness, heat, tenderness and severe pain, it could indicate there is an infection. If it persists beyond 12-24 hours even after applying ice and elevating the leg, get it looked at by your doctor, or go the the ER. ...Read more

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If I have an allergic reaction to a cortisone shot what can be given to me to counteract it?

If I have an allergic reaction to a cortisone shot what can be given to me to counteract it?

Call/see your doctor: In the interim use OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated ...Read more

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Can cortisone be used for allergic reaction to hair removing cream?

Can cortisone be used for allergic reaction to hair removing cream?

Yes: It is an anti inflammatory so it will lessen any allergic breakout ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Cardiac reaction: Sorry to hear about your problems. Need more details about what you mean by reaction. Rare to be allergic too steroids. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction from acne medicine (Curology) I took a benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night no change should I use cortisone cream? Can send pics.

Allergic reaction from acne medicine (Curology) I took a benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night no change should I use cortisone cream? Can send pics.

Irritant: The active ingredient in Curology can be quite irritating for some. Topical hydrocortisone cream may be helpful if the effect is mild, If the irritation is causing blisters, then you need to contact your doctor for Rx. ...Read more

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Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Probably not: Cortisone injections are used to reduce swelling and pain. Sometimes the area is more painful for the first day or two, though. ...Read more

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How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

It may: Take as long as a week to really kick in. Try to rest the affected joint while you wait. ...Read more

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What occurs if a cortisone injection does not work?

Maybe: The injection was not positioned correctly or that the issue is beyond response to cortisone. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Possibly: You possibly could die from a cortisone injection if you are truly allergic to cortisone and given a sufficient dose, but death related to a single cortisone injection for a healthy person with no known allergy to cortisone would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your age? Details of any symptoms or skin lesions? ...Read more

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Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Sometimes: Tendinopathies are usually treated conservatively. They will respond to relative rest or bracing, medications (anti-inflammatories) and then exercises. Occasionally, they do not get better and then an injection may be helpful. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Bulging Disc: A bulging disc may not be cause of pain. It is just a finding on and MRI and may not mean anything. In fact, in a review of lumbar mri’s in individuals with no back pain, 54% of people less than 60 had at least 1 bulging disc and 74% of those sixty and older had at least one bulging disc (boden et al, 1990). That being said an epidural block offers relief to many patients with back pain. ...Read more

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How long would pain in shoulder last after cortisone injection?

How long would pain in shoulder last after cortisone injection?

24-48 hours: The pain of the injection or the pain being treated by the injection? It should disappear within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lavator ani syndrome? Will a cortisone injection help?

Levator Ani Syndrome: Pelvic strengthening/kegel excercises can be very beneficial. Consult with a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Possibly: The injection could have caused a small leak of spinal fluid and can be giving you a spinal headache. You should see your pain mgmt doc asap as a simple blood patch could reverse this easily. ...Read more

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What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

Minimal: Ganglion cyts appearing frequently in the hand/wrist area are due to tendon motion in the sheath resulting in fluid collection and cyst formation. Aspiration alone has a high rate of recurrence. When aspiration is followed by cortisone injections into the cyst space the control if not cure is better than 80%. While surgery can yield somewhat better result there are complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the cortisone injection does not help my arthritis in my kneewhat will be the next step?

Knee pain: Cortisone injections in the knee help reduce inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, they do not always work. It's important to let the doctor know about persistent pain, since additional evaluation including x-ray and possibly arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more

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How to get rid of cortisone injection redness?

Maybe ice: If you are talking about the brief redness right after the injection, you might make it go away quicker by gently icing the area. Don't put ice directly on the skin (use a cloth) and don't leave it in place more than 20 min out of each hour. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more