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My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

Likely not ringworm: Skin rashes are common in infants & a single patch of rash can be a lot of things.From drool rash to ringworm to allergic reaction, etc. If it improves with hydrocortizone it is probably not ringworm. It doesn't sound worrisome at this point so you can bring it up with your pcp at the next scheduled visit. ...Read more

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Red bums like rash from neck to butt very itchy has had em about 4 days tried benadryl (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream calamine lotion nothing seems to help?

Red bums like rash from neck to butt very itchy has had em about 4 days tried benadryl (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream calamine lotion nothing seems to help?

Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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My neck/collar bone is very itchy but no rash or scaly skin. I do not wear jewelry or change soaps. Nothing seems to help (lotion, cortisone cream)?

My neck/collar bone is very itchy but no rash or scaly skin. I do not wear jewelry or change soaps. Nothing seems to help (lotion, cortisone cream)?

Have you worn any: new, especially unwashed, clothing? Have you switched from cotton clothing to wool? Any new foods, medications, change in your environment? It does sound like you are reacting to something. If you haven't already tried one of the non-sedating oral antihistamines, such as fexofenadine or loratidine, you may want to try one. If the symptoms still don't help, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Yes: but do note that prolonged use may thin your skin. It is better to try to pinpoint the cause than using a medication to control it. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist . ...Read more

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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed. The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...Read more

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For the past few days my left wrist has been very itchy. I have a bad nickel allergy so no jewelry. I tried lotion, Olux, and Cortizone (hydrocortisone) and no relief.

For the past few days my left wrist has been very itchy. I have a bad nickel allergy so no jewelry. I tried lotion, Olux, and Cortizone (hydrocortisone) and no relief.

What is your exposur: This brings up the question of what you may be exposed to now that you are not aware of. The nickel allergy reaction is contact dermatitis and this suggests you may have another sensitizer. You might do an inventory - watch, new detergent, etc. This is not generalized but localized to something near the left wrist. Is the wrist itchy on the top or bottom? Maybe your dog has somet ...Read more

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How often can I get a cortisone shot?

How often can I get a cortisone shot?

Depends: Why are you getting them? The reason for the shot is the determining factor. Usually a steroid shot in the back or into a joint is no more than every 3 months and that is usually the maximum and for good causes. Shot in the hip are the same and would need to know why! steroids are good meds but harmful if abuse or misused. It is often a way to get someone out of pain until a joint replacement. ...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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Can cortisone shots make you feel anxious?

Sometimes: Some people feel stimulated with cortisone. When the stimulation is not welcome it may be identified as anxiety. It is not likely to last long. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to cortisone shot?

Depends: It really depends on the condition being treated. In general terms, cortisone injections relieve inflammation and pain. Other modalities that can sometimes achieve this are: ice, oral medications such as Ibuprofen or steroids, rest, and splinting. Physical or occupational therapy can also sometimes be helpful for musculoskeletal conditions and there is always surgery too. ...Read more

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Are there risk factors for cortisone shots?

Very few: Local cortisone preparations have little risk. The risk of infection is almost zero. Occasionally the steroid crystals can cause a brief inflammatory reaction. ...Read more

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Are there any cortisone injection risk factors?

Very few: The risks are small. Rarely this is a brief increase in inflammation which usually resolves quickly with the application of ice. Infection risks are extremely small. ...Read more

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Is my disc healing or is the cortisone working?

Could be either: Both could explain an improvement in symptoms. An acutely herniated disc has swelling and blood associated with it which can resolve to some extent, whereas cortisone gives a booster dose of anti-inflammatory which reduces the swelling and inflammation if the disc and the inflamed nerve. ...Read more

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How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

It may: take as long as a week to really kick in. Try to rest the affected joint while you wait. ...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