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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

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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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.

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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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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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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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