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Can I Get Cortisone Shots While Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Do you also (as my doctor) see ok to get a cortisone shot and dimetinden therapy when breastfeeding (1 month old baby) due to a heavy nettle rash?
Some of the medications you take will get into the breast milk but given the severity of your rash, I think the risk /benefit ratio favors taking the medications since the medications would be present in only trace quantities and not likely to affect your infant.
How did you get a nettle rash in an austrian winter?
I'd have thought that an edelweiss rash would be more likely :)). ...Read more
I am getting a cortisone injection on both of my heels and I'm wondering. Is it ok to continue breastfeeding? If so, how long after?
My partner has developed polymorphic eruption in pregnancy after giving birth and we're wondering if mild Cortisone would be safe for breastfeeding?
PUPPP: Try using moisturizers or pine soap. The rash should clear up shortly after delivery although it sometimes lingers on ...Read more
I've had surgery on my knee to remove cartilage and I get cortisone shots now, is there something I can do so I don't need shots anymore?
Yes.: Cortisone or other steroid injections are common treatments for shoulder pain, related to rotator cuff injuries. Partial thickness rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingement syndrome respond well to steroid injections. Full thickness rotator cuff tears will remain painful and weak after injections and therapy. Only surgery can repair a full thickness rotator cuff tear. ...Read more
I have carpul tunlel I got cortisone injecksions and it got worse I move my wrist at all and get the shock feel I used to squees my tools and get the skock. I went and got cortisone shots and now if I move my wrist at all I get the shock much worse than
Steroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome are meant to be given within the closed space of the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel contains the median nerve, whose compression causes the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
It is possible, though unlikely, that the injection was made into the nerve itself. If so, this can cause worsening of the symptoms as you describe.
It is more likely that either the compression of the nerve is severe or long-standing enough that the injection did not help or, alternatively, that your problem is not carpal tunnel syndrome, in which case the injection will also not help.
You need to return to the doctor who performed the injection and let him/her know what is happening. ...Read more
I've done cortisone shots for both shoulders after 2 wks pain is back. What are my options to get pain free?
Improve symptoms: You may have your symptoms improve/resolve, which may avoid the need for spinal surgery. ...Read more
College diver in/out of walking boot for ~7 months for a 'chronic' sesamoid stress injury & 2 Cortisone shots. How long to get back to diving (safely)?
A second opinion.: Sesamoiditis, whether acute or chronic, is not always easy to treat. Because of the multiple variations in normal sesamoid structure, identifying the exact cause of the problem is sometimes confusing. X-raying the opposite foot often makes finding the problem easier. I suggest having another opinion as often another set of "eyes" looking at the problem can be helpful. ...Read more
I get cystic acne, only cortisone shots help. I'm trying to get pregnant is it still safe for me to get them can they affect conception or harm a fetus?
I have tried many things to try and get rid of my plantar fasciitis. Icing my feet, custom orthotics, wearing a stretch sock at night, stretching during the day, physical therapy, cortisone shots, and a walking boot. Should I consider surgery?
Second opinion?: Have you tried getting a second opinion? Sometimes a fresh set of eyes is all you need ☺ ...Read more
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After having p. Fasciitis for years, I got cortisone shots 3 weeks ago. Made it much worse than it's ever been. Will continuing to r.I.C.E. Help?
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse. ...Read more
Not too much at all:
If done right and not hitting the cartilage or bone, it is basically a quick needle stick...Some docs even spray you with a cold-spray (ethyl chloride) to reduce the sting of the needle stick...I would not fret too much over it. It is a quick procedure....Matters of seconds.
Good luck. ...Read more
Unclear on question: Do you mean the cortisone shot didn't work? Or who to go see to get the shot? This might be safest done under ultrasound guidance since cortisone shots around a tendon have rare risk of rupturing the tendon. That being said, Ortho Hand doctors may be able to do this shot easily and safely. If still having pain despite the shot, would recommend seeing Ortho Hand surgeon. ...Read more
Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. ...Read more
Maybe: Cortisone injections (why 3? ...There is no standard to do 3 shots.) can help the inflammatory process of the nerve roots irritated by the disc hernitaion. These injections do not "heal" the disc, but can cause accelerated pain relief. Disc herniations occasionally resorb (disintegrate) over time, but there is no guarantee that a disc is healed once the pain is gone, even from injection therapy. ...Read more
Results vary: I do have some patients who have gotten excellent relief from the cortisone shot. ...Read more
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