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Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The injection is delivered to the facet joint, the true synovial joints of the spine. Afcet joints problems are likely if you have pain with backward extension of your spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more
Level of cortisol: A cortisol test is done to measure the level of the hormone cortisol in the blood. The cortisol level may show problems with the adrenal glands or pituitary gland. Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands . Cortisol levels go up when the pituitary gland releases another hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth). ...Read more
How much does it take torecover a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot?Pls illustrate where exactly the injection must be taken
Very quick: I have had trigger finger injections. They do hurt a little. I use a cold spray on the skin to numb that area prior to doing the injection. The injection includes local anesthetic as well. Shot hurts less that the trigger finger locking up. Shot goes in the flexion crease where the finger meets the hand. Good luck. You can do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out that my cortisone levels are pretty high? What are some conditions I should be worried about? (i am not on any meds)
A variety of oma's: Pituitary adenoma, adrenal adenoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and other tumors (lung, pancreas, thyroid, ) can produce to much cortisol, either directly or indirectly. If a tumor is found to be the cause, many of these are benign. They can be removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata treatment in alopecia areata, the hair usually grows back by itself, but very slowly. Sometimes the new hair is temporarily gray or white, but after awhile, the original color usually returns. Cortisone injections often stimulate hair growth and will hasten the resolution of the process. This is the preferred method of treatment. ...Read more
What can I use for facial seborrehic dermatitis? I don't want to use too much cortisone as prescribed. Is essential oil okay?
Well: Technically no difference, they are probably the same. However, if the cortisone injection is not done under an x-ray machine (fluoroscopic c-arm) then it could be that the cortisone injection may be just that an injection into the muscle like a trigger point injection. Speak with your doctor to get clarity about what you will be getting. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed by a urologist 8 mnth ago with dermatitis & prescribed a cortisone cream. The prob has re-appeared.
Is there a better way to treat it?
Allergy: You need to see a skin doctor for possible diagnosis and treatment you could have some kind of allergy and contact dermatitis of course if you get exposed again you will have the rash again in spite of successful treatment or might have completely different skin disease that responded well initially to steroid but did not cure it see a DERMATOLOGIST PLEASE ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!
No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or shots is that they do not cause steroid related side effects as often or as severely. Side effects form cortisone shots can include weight gain, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, effects on bone health, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more
Would not recommend: If you have a fungal skin rash, it is best to use an anti-fungal cream. There are many otc options such as lotrimin, lamisil, tinactin, (tolnaftate) generic clotrimazole, etc. Avoid putting a steroid cream on a fungal rash as it may contribute to the rash progressing rather than resolving. When in doubt, contact your doctor to be sure of the best treatment. Sometimes oral medicine is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18mo girl had a red spot in her labia 3 weeks ago. Spot enlarged and i used cortisone cream, didnot help, the spot widened, with circular shape, no itch?
See a doctor : I think it's important to get any kind of abnormality in the genital area checked out, especially in a child as young as 18 months. It's hard to know what it might be without seeing it. ...Read more