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What is a cortisone test?

What is a cortisone test?

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

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How much does it take torecover a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot? Pls illustrate where exactly the injection must be taken

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 more

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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)

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 more

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What can I use for facial seborrehic dermatitis? I don't want to use too much cortisone as prescribed. Is essential oil okay?

What can I use for facial seborrehic dermatitis? I don't want to use too much cortisone as prescribed. Is essential oil okay?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Cortisone is not the only treatment option. Anti-fungal medication ketoconazole (nizoral) may be used for this condition. Essential oil, unfortunately, is not something known to work, although, it won't probably hurt to try. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

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 more

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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?

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

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Ganglan cyst on foot does cortisone work?

Ganglan cyst on foot does cortisone work?

Needle this cyst: Drainage and needling of the cyst to break up the sack. Cortisone and compression is helpful in an attempt to scar down the tissue over the tendon. It has a 50% success rate. ...Read more

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Is there a cortisone shot for tennis elbow that actually works?

Yes.: A cortisone injection can be extremely helpful, even curative. It should be administered by an orthopedic elbow specialist, top make sure that it's given in the right location. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is short term cortisone treatment dangerous?

Cortisone treatment: Short term (less than 30 days at less than 30 mgs per day of prednisone) or a single cortisone shot has a low risk of significant side effects. ...Read more

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Is it common to get cortisone shots for a tear in the rotator cuff?

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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Does anyone know if frequent nighttime urination can be a side effect of cortisone?

Does anyone know if frequent nighttime urination can be a side effect of cortisone?

Cortisone urinary fr: In some people who are prediabetics high doses of cortisone can cause diabetes and that can cause polyurea and in return may cause night time frequency. But it is not a direct effect of cortisone and is not so common. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

You have them all.: These are side-effects of short duration. Redness of the face is due to vasodilation of blood vessels. Fluid retention is common, nausea less, but it occurs, especially if you take an nsaid. ...Read more

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Does cortisone shot cause heart to race or hot flashes. How long before out of system. What can I do.

Does cortisone shot cause heart to race or hot flashes. How long before out of system. What can I do.

Cortisone shot: There is no quick answer to this question because you do not report the reason for a cortisone shot.

One of the causes of hot flashes is the time since your last period. If it was a few years ago that is unlikely to be the cause. ...Read more

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How long does cortisone shots last for.

Depends on multiple: Factors. Ex. Where it is being injected; some areas of the body are more responsive to cortisone than others. It depends on reason 4 injection. For inflammatory or degenerative joint pathologies, depends on how bad the degeneration/inflammation is, how bad the pressure on the nerve is, what your "genetics" is with susceptibility to inflammation, how much daily stress the body area is subjected to. ...Read more

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How long are cortisone injections in the neck suppose to last before the pain returns?

How long are cortisone injections in the neck suppose to last before the pain returns?

It depends: It depends on the type of steroid that was used on you. We do not use cortisone anymore for steroid injection as its effect is generally short (4 hours.). More common steroid preparations are methprednisolone or triamcinolone. It also depends if you had a series of injections or just one. Depending on how severe your radiculopathya, the effect could be less than a month to about 6 months or more. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my hip to help with inflamation from sarcoidosis last?

It is variable: The effect depends on the severity of inflammation, the specific preparation and dose of the steroid that was injected and your response. The medication that is injected is not cortisone; it is a cortisone-like medication, usually much more potent. ...Read more

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Is taking cortisone for lopus a life long issue or it is taken only during the flares??

Your Rheumatologist: May try some steroid spreading drugs after resolution of flare ups to minimize adverse effects of steroids ...Read more