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Def. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals including both the steroid hormones that are naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones which are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes including the stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate &protein catabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It would be unusual.: It would be unusual for topical corticosteroids to cause weight fluctuations. Although there are many strengths of topical steroids, unless you were to use an unusual amount these steroids it would be unlikely to cause any weight changes. Oral corticosteroids can cause weight gain if taken for a significant period of time. With short term steroid use, there are usually minimal side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple sclerosis may be caused by vitamin d deficiency , why the doctor prescribe corticosteroid ? That have anti-vitamin d .
Explanation: Vitamin D deficiency increases risk for MS, but does NOT cause the disorder. If one does have MS, and suffers relapses, steroids can help reverse downturn. But low vitamin D can increase risk for relapses, new MRI lesions, and progressive disability. Suggest your concerns be discussed at length with a neurologist, and if you do have MS, you are advised to start a specific MS medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do persistent mosquito bites 'll leave any pigmentations or scars after i take the antihistami & corticosteroid cream prescribed by my dermatologist?
What form?: What form and what specific corticosteroid do you mean? Oral forms can be given as a single or multiple daily dose. Topicals are generally used twice daily. ...Read more
Doubtful.: Corticosteroids can lead to sodium and fluid retention by the kidneys, but with long-term use, a "steady state" is reached and ongoing fluid weight gain may occur but should not be sudden. Sudden fluid weight gain should be evaluated by a physician who knows your history better and can perform a physical exam. Best of luck! ...Read more
How effective is medical Marijuana for temporal arteritis? And how safe are corticosteroids? And please no discussion of politics over MM
Urgent Treatment: Temporal Arteritis is a serious condition and requires immediate treatment to avoid serious complications like Blindness. Medical Marijuana will not prevent those complications. You should discuss with your Doc. ...Read more
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