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Vitamin D3 injections safe?

Vitamin D3 injections safe?

Only if right patien: The injection is approved for patients with hypocalcmia undergoing renal dialysis. It is safe for them. ...Read more

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Can children take etanercept injections?

Can children take etanercept injections?

Yes, absolutely!: Etanercept(Enbrel (etanercept)) is an excellent biologic medication that helps block the chemical messenger named tumor necrosis factor alpha(TNF-alpha)that cells involved in the immune system make.By blocking TNF-alpha,the inflammation generated by the "confused" autoimmune white blood cells is blocked and can effectively put JRA/JIA active disease to sleep. I prescribe Enbrel (etanercept) in kids as young as 3 months old ...Read more

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Are epidural steroid injections, si joint, and radiofrequency ablation dangerous if given for years?

Are epidural steroid injections, si joint, and radiofrequency ablation dangerous if given for years?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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Are cortisone injections for joint inflammation ok?

Are cortisone injections for joint inflammation ok?

Have value: Used on a limited basis have value at alleviating pain reducing inflammation, particularly for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, etc). Should be used with caution if at all in younger pt with no evidence of cartilage breakdown or inflammatory arthritis. In this situation underlying cause of pain must be identified/addressed as apposed to repeated injections. ...Read more

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Do synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections work for hips ?

Do synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections work for hips ?

Sometimes: However, it is not approved for use in hips in the U.S. So it is not covered by any medical insurance. ...Read more

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How are vaccines / injections made?

How are vaccines / injections made?

Depends on the vaccn: Some vaccines are made from the original germ, weakened to the point it does not cause disease but by still with the germs body.Injecting it triggers the immune system to make blocking antibodies. The measles vaccine is an example. Some are made by building synthetic replicas of the germ body (hib)which the body will develop antibodies to if injected.All is done in specialty labs with tight contro. ...Read more

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How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

Anti-inflammatory : I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection. ...Read more

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Are steroid injections safe for knee tendons?

Are steroid injections safe for knee tendons?

For tendonitis: Yes. If you receive occasional steroid injections for tendonitis or arthitis related to the knee, they are safe. If someone is discussing injecting steroids directly into the tendon, do not do this as it can lead to tendon rupture. However, injection into the intra-articular/joint space is very safe. With a history of reconstruction, make sure the person doing the injection is experienced. ...Read more

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Are cortisone shots good for mortans neroma?

Are cortisone shots good for mortans neroma?

Yes: May reduce swelling and inflammation thereby decreasing pain and possibly size of the neuroma, but will not make it go away. ...Read more

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Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Probably not: There is currently no literature on dosing instructions for use on children. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections good for ra?

Are  kenalog (triamcinolone) injections good for ra?

Can Be: We typically use kenalog (triamcinolone) or a similar type of medication if a patient has an inflammed joint such as a knee or a shoulder. The drug is typically not used for longterm RA disease control. Again if injected into a knee for example, it can be quite helpful in reducing pain and swelling for example. ...Read more

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How effective are allergy shots, immunotherapy injections or drops?

How effective are allergy shots, immunotherapy injections or drops?

Depends: The efficacy of allergy shots (immunotherapy) can be maximized by seeing a board certified allergist. Allergists receive extensive training in treating with allergy shots. In the right patient, they can be curative, and hopefully decrease or eliminate the need for allergy medications. Allergy drops have also been shown to be very effective, but are not yet fda approved. ...Read more

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Can you give childrens allegra (fexofenadine) and childrens ibuprofen together?

Can you give childrens allegra (fexofenadine) and childrens ibuprofen together?

Allegra and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Hello, yes you can give these two medications together. Make sure the doses are correct. ...Read more

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How are heparin injections given?

How are heparin injections given?

Subq: Most Heparin injections are administered subcutaneously or intravenously. ...Read more

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How risky are childrens vitamins?

How risky are childrens vitamins?

They aren't: They are not dangerous if taken as directed. ...Read more

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What is recommended if lumbar epidural steroid injections don't work?

What is recommended if lumbar epidural steroid injections don't work?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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Can i mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Can i mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Depends: Many children's medication preparations have antihistamines, which is the active ingredient in the allergy medicines. So, you have to be careful- i would ask your pediatrician about the exact preparation you plan to use and the reason for the use. ...Read more

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How safe are steroid injections in scars?

How safe are steroid injections in scars?

Very safe...: If properly done. There can be minor complications, though, so see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more