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Can I get cortisone shots while breastfeeding?

Can I get cortisone shots while breastfeeding?

Yes, but...: Cortisone injections are not specifically a contraindications- but there are often non-invasive treatments for many of the same conditions. There range from icing to physical therapy to acupuncture. A physiatrist can help identify options for you. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Probably: 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

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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?

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?

Bracing anti-inflammatories: Other treatments can include oral anti-inflammatories, bracing to shift weight from the affected side of the knee to areas where there's healthy cartilage, or injection therapy called visco-supplementation. ...Read more

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Is it common to get cortisone shots for a tear in the rotator cuff?

Is it common to get cortisone shots for a tear in the rotator cuff?

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

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Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Steroids: The corticosteroid is absorbed into your system and you must check with your obstetrician before considering these injections or before taking any type of medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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I've done cortisone shots for both shoulders after 2 wks pain is back. What are my options to get pain free?

I've done cortisone shots for both shoulders after 2 wks pain is back. What are my options to get pain free?

See Ortho: Pretty much rest initially after injury, physical therapy, and sometimes orthopedic surgery is recommended depending on your exam and test results. ...Read more

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If you get cortisone shots in your lumbar spine. Also, what good things can come from it?

If you get cortisone shots in your lumbar spine. Also, what good things can come from it?

Improve symptoms: You may have your symptoms improve/resolve, which may avoid the need for spinal surgery. ...Read more

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How often can you get cortisone shots in the same joint? I got one in my wrist 3 weeks ago and it has worn off.

No rule of thumb: There is no hard and fast rule how many times cortisone injection can be given. It depends upon the severity of symptoms and the diagnosis. Generally if you had 3 injections in the same joint in one year then you need other treatment like surgery. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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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 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?

Acne: Cortisone is considered Category C - uncertain safety in pregnancy. Topical treatments like clindamycin and erythromycin are considered safe in pregnancy and may be a better option if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Steroid fibromatosis: Cortisone shots are generally used to treat fibromatosis. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles?

It would be: Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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How bad do ankle cortisone shots hurt?

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

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Can I take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Can I take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Maybe: Depending on the cause of the pain, a cortisone injection may be very helpful. Rest, ice, a splint, and simple meds like advil or aleve (naproxen) should be used first. If that doesn't work, an injection may be considered. ...Read more

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Brisitis in the hip pain without cortisone shots?

Brisitis in the hip pain without cortisone shots?

See details: Tenderness over the trochanteric bursa may be caused by bursitis but is often likely related to low back issues. Physical therapy and nsaids may help. ...Read more

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Cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain, what to do?

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

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How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

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

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How often can a person receive cortisone shots in one joint?

3: Up to three cortisone injections per joint has been shown to be safe, though this is usually a temporary fix and if the first or second injection did not provide sustained relief other options should be explored. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk heal itself after 3 cortisone shots without surgery?

Can a herniated disk heal itself after 3 cortisone shots without surgery?

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

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What are some pros and cons for cortisone shots vs surgery for back pain?

It depends...: The choice in selecting cortisone versus surgery for back pain depends on the cause of back pain. Inflammation is best treated with anti-inflammatories, such as cortison while mechanical derangements may need surgery. ...Read more

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How effective are cortisone shots in inflammed shoulders due to arthritis?

How effective are cortisone shots in inflammed shoulders due to arthritis?

Results vary: I do have some patients who have gotten excellent relief from the cortisone shot. ...Read more