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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
What can I use for facial seborrehic dermatitis? I don't want to use too much cortisone as prescribed. Is essential oil okay?
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
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?
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
My doctor gave me flixoderm 0.05% to put around my eyes because I have atopic dermatitis. But is it safe cortisone around eyes?
Yes: Just be sure to not get it into the eyes themselves. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.
Does cortisone shot cause heart to race or hot flashes. How long before out of system. What can I do.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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