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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Cortisone Acetate (Overview)

A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure.


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What is the risk of cortisone acetate?

What is the risk of cortisone acetate?

Hydrocortisone: There is essentially no risk in the use of Cortisone Acetate which is a low potency topical steroid. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
5 doctors shared insights

Cortisone Acetate (Overview)

A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure.


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What is the risk of cortisone acetate?

Hydrocortisone: There is essentially no risk in the use of Cortisone Acetate which is a low potency topical steroid. ...Read more

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Will hydro cortisone acetate treatment get rid of acne on my face?

Will hydro cortisone acetate treatment get rid of acne on my face?

No: Steroids do not improve acne. A low dose oral steroid can be helpful in selected people for hormonal acne in women, who can not tolerate or do not want to take birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the cortisone affects on virus c test result?

Can you tell me how the cortisone affects on virus c test result?

Should be minimal: An immunosuppressant like cortisone may raise or lower the number from the quantitative virus assay, as may many other things. It won't make a false-positive or false-negative for the diagnosis ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: cortisone?

What is the definition or description of: cortisone?

Hormone: A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure. ...Read more

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What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

Minimal: Occasionally, patients have an hour or two of injection site soreness, due to passage of the needle through muscles. Ice and rest is sufficient to address this pain. ...Read more

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What will happen to arthirtis if cortisone doesn't help?

What will happen to arthirtis if cortisone doesn't help?

Many choices: This depends on your diagnosis. We have different medications beyond cortisone. We want to use these other medication so we can avoid long term corticosteroids like prednisone because of the long term side effects and risks of chronic cortisone. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist and depending on the we can use Methotrexate or other DMARDS or use a biologic like TNF inh ...Read more

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What is the differrence between cortisol and cortisone ?!

What is the differrence between cortisol and cortisone ?!

Similar: Both are steroid hormones. Cortisol is the more "powerful" of the two, accounting for about 95% of the glucocorticoid activity in the body. Cortisone is a metabolite of cortisone, but it has much less of an effect. It can be considered an inactive form of cortisol, although cortisone can be converted into cortisol if needed. ...Read more

Cortone (Definition)

Cortone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more