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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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Could cortisone cream for allergies rash used for more than a month in my six year old thighs be the cause of darkening few dark pubic hair?

Could cortisone cream for allergies rash used for more than a month in my six year old thighs be the cause of darkening few dark pubic hair?

PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY: At age 6 no pubic hair should come out. It is called precocious puberty. Consult endocrinologist for premature puberty. ...Read more

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Is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

Is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

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

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Can I go for food allergy test if I am on cortisone?

Can I go for food allergy test if I am on cortisone?

Depends: It depends on which type of food allergy testing your doctor is ordered. There are 2 types of food allergy test allergist like us do. Ige mediated food allergy (but not igg because igg food test is unproven) can be done by skin prick test or blood test, which is not interfered by cortisone. However cortisone will interfere with food patch test, which test cell mediated food allergy. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

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Can I have a cortisone injection to my wrist if I have severe allergy from aspirine?

Can I have a cortisone injection to my wrist if I have severe allergy from aspirine?

Yes: Cortisone is not in the same drug family as aspirin. However anybody can be allergic to anything and often to more than one thing. But if you have had no problems with steroids before you should be okay (it's not 100% sure, though, nothing in medicine is!) ...Read more

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Can cortisone allergy shots cause male or female infertility?

Can cortisone allergy shots cause male or female infertility?

No: Cortisone injections do not cause infertility, but they can cause a variety of other effects that have negative health consequences, including bone loss, weight gain, increased blood pressure and blood sugar. This is why their use should be limited as much as possible. ...Read more

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Red chin. It's been a long time... I did allergy test but it's not it. Dermatologist gave cortisone but as I know it is not really a solution?

Red chin. It's been a long time... I did allergy test but it's not it. Dermatologist gave cortisone but as I know it is not really a solution?

Follow Dermatologist: We can not tell you what is it and what treatment you need. You have been examined by a Dermatologist and he has prescribed a cortisone cream. We can not double guess the Dermatogist who already has examined you. You have two choices either use the cream and if you don't trust the Dermatologist get a second opinion by consulting another Dermatologist ...Read more

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Have rash x3 weeks doc said it was allergy to take meds have been and it just keeps spreading and isn't going away. Pics in profile tried cortisone too.?

Have rash x3 weeks doc said it was allergy to take meds have been and it just keeps spreading and isn't going away. Pics in profile tried cortisone too.?

Need to see picture.: This could be eczema, a drug rash, or hives depending on the nature of the rash. I am unable to access your pic. If it continues despite antihistamines and cortisone it very possibly is due to a medication or supplement you are taking, or nsaids (aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc). Please ask for a referral for consultation with a board certified allergist, especially if the rash lasts 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have mild neutropenia (1.5) with eosinophilia. My GP thinks the eos-from allergy-suppress the neutr. Is there a way to lower eos without cortisone?

I have mild neutropenia (1.5) with eosinophilia. My GP thinks the eos-from allergy-suppress the neutr. Is there a way to lower eos without cortisone?

Unlikely: Despite college textbooks, common allergies seldom raise the eosinophil count. I trust there has been a check for helminths. If the eos are over 1000 or you have anything to suggest Churg-Strauss or Hodgkin's, a workup / consult is in order. Stable mild neutropenia like yours is usually "just you" and harmless; your neuts may simply hang on vessel walls better. ...Read more

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I have a diagnosed allergy to nsaids with profound supraclavicular swelling and now have the same with prednisone and cortisone injection why?

I have a diagnosed allergy to nsaids with profound supraclavicular swelling and now have the same with prednisone and cortisone injection why?

Allergy 2?: I have not heard of an allergic react 2 steroids. U may b allergic 2 1 of the other compounds present in the tablet or the injection. U give steroids 2 people who r having an allergic reaction 2 anything. Also steroids r produced in & r always present in our bodies. Sorry but that's the best that I can do. ...Read more

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Rash going on 9 months. Not fungal/allergy. Sweating/itching make it worse. Not raised, dry or scaly. Cortisone only stops itching. Left thigh only.

Rash going on 9 months. Not fungal/allergy. Sweating/itching make it worse. Not raised, dry or scaly. Cortisone only stops itching. Left thigh only.

See a dermatologist: Your description must be augmented by professional exam if you are to have any chance at accurate diagnosis. Effective therapy derives from precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does cortisone cream help actinic keratoses?

No: A cortisone cream can decrease inflammation that is often seen around actinic keratoses. However, cortisone cream should not be used to eradicate actinic keratoses. ...Read more

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Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

See the doctor: Not all rashes are treated with steroids, time to see the dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Eczema help; please, I have had this for 3 weeks and cortisone cream doesn't work?

Eczema help; please, I have had this for 3 weeks and cortisone cream doesn't work?

Unresponsive eczema: Sometimes ezcema doesn't respond to cortisone even with otc cream or other home remedies. You might want to have your doctor prescribed stronger topical steriods or even the more expensive ones like Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?

I was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?

Relatively safe: Cortisone creams can be used to treat the inflammation associated with facial eczema in a baby. Problems arise (scarring, atrophy, telangiectasia, etc) with prolonged use - greater than 3+ consecutive weeks at a time. Make sure there is a dermatologist involved in the management of the severe facial eczema that you report to make sure that the best treatment is being applied. ...Read more

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Difference between cortisone and hydra cortisone? Can hydra cortisone creams be used regularly? Doing wonders to my skin!

Difference between cortisone and hydra cortisone? Can hydra cortisone creams be used regularly? Doing wonders to my skin!

It depends...: The two drugs are slightly different in that hydrocortisone is just a little more potent. However, both work similarly. As to using them regularly, the question becomes why the need for continued use. If you have a skin condition that is present whenever you do not use the cream, then it is a good idea to see your doctor about it so that it can be better assessed. There may be a more appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 30 (female) and I'm using for 15 years a cortisone cream (flixotide) because of neurodermatitis. I shouldn't use it for so long?

NO, not advisable: Speak to your dermatologist, long term use of steroid is not good for your skin, also causes cataract formation in some, may rx different mediation. ...Read more

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Is cortisone cream good for fungal?

Cortisone: Cortisone is a steroid which is a very strong anti-inflamatory. It doesn't work on fungal infection. ...Read more

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Does cortisone cream cause discoloration of the skin?

Does cortisone cream cause discoloration of the skin?

Yes: Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams or ointments can cause discoloration and thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Why won't my dermatitis go away with the cortisone cream?

Why won't my dermatitis go away with the cortisone cream?

Unresponsive: To steroids brings up question of diagnosis, and is it am infestion, psoriasis.Etc. Back to the dermatologist! ...Read more

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Prescribed mild cortisone cream for sensitive/reactive cheeks. They suddenly became unable to tolerate any product about a year ago. Will it help? Ideas?

Prescribed mild cortisone cream for sensitive/reactive cheeks. They suddenly became unable to tolerate any product about a year ago. Will it help? Ideas?

Dermatitis: It sounds like you have some form of a reactive dermatitis and and your treatment prescribed sounds good. Try the cream and fingers crossed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I put cortisone cream on my vagina?

Yes: The question is what are you treating. I recommend you see a gynecologist for any skin lesions in that region. Also the mucous membrane may allow for higher body levels of steroid ...Read more