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Cold Symptoms Steroid Injection
Stops inflammation: Steroids (different than the steroids that athletes use) are medicines that have many effects, but one is to turn off inflammatory reactions, especially allergic inflammation. Because they have so many effects, they are problem taken by mouth over time, where they are absorbed and can cause side effects. In the nose they are not absorbed, so there are few side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely horrible reaction to cortisone injection and cortisone Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Are there any alternatives?
Allergy nasal sprays: Steroid injections are not appropriate treatments for seasonal allergies. Usually, a combination of antihistamines and nasal sprays can be helpful. Steroid nasal sprays reduce inflammation inside the nose in order to allow improved breathing. They must be used daily and they take about 1 week to achieve peak efficacy. ...Read more
Not emergency medica: It is not the first go to medication for an anaphylactic reaction. For a true reactio-Epinephrine is the way to go. Steroid shot aftr the initial care is said to help prevent rebound reactions which can sometimes happen. So-steroud should be used as an alternative to epinephrine. ...Read more
Yes, but....: System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis. Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the effects from Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) + lidocaine in trigger point injections?
Quick relief: A trigger point can occur from many factors but it ends in a dysfunctional muscle fiber. The addition of Lidocaine or steroids to just the insertion of the needle into the muscle probable does not result in a better outcome. However the local anesthetic does result in immediate relief if not temporary. In my opinion steroids do not help in this situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: If it does not resolve in a week, call your doctor to see what options you may have regarding this increased pain. Although uncommon, it can happen and usually will go away on its own. ...Read more
Steroid injection: Every patient is different. Some respond to one and some need more than one injection. Main thing is that you are evaluated after the injection. ...Read more
Epidural steroid inj: It is not very unusual to have a different pain sensation after having an epidural steroid injection. The injections provide pain relief for at least half of the people who receive them. Your pain may become worse for 7- 10 days after the injection before it begins to improve. Are you currently seeing a fellowship-trained spinal pain management specialist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?
Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?
Yes: Emergency departments can treat this; you would be better off by going to a primary care physician and establishing a relationship for long-term care. ...Read more
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