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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor from infection or prior surgery, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, ovarian dysfunction, unexplained infertility & lack of sexual frequency. ...Read more
No: On rare occasions patients on immunotherapy develops little hard lumps under the skin. These are probably granulomas. I say probably because we don't biopsy them. They resolve spontaneously in a few months and possibly contribute to a better response to allergy shots. I've never seen a divot from an allergy injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes cysts to form in the sinuses..? I've had allergies for sometime & a few infections I've taken lots of meds & am on allergy shots too.
Cause not known!: we see small cysts on sinus X-ray often. This may have no connection to symptoms. No definite cause has been established. ...Read more
Can allergy shots cause birth defects ?my wife and I plan to have try for a kid she concerned about it.its me that may need them .about to get testing
No evidence: Since the allergens used in the extracts are "natural" , they are not known to cause birth defect. Allergy shots should not be started when a woman is pregnant- not because of birth defect but because of the potential for an anaphylactic reaction. There is no restriction for the father. ...Read more
Re: allergy shots, are sublingual allergens available? Is it covered by insurance? Pros/cons? I live in ny, female, 34.
Yes: Some allergists and ents are offering them, but it is considered to be "off label, " which means that they are not fda approved. It is cash only, no insurance. Proper dosing is still being researched, but so far it appears that very high doses are required. A lot of what i see is low dose therapy, which probably will not work very well. Shots appear to be more effective. ...Read more
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