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Is there an alternative to cortisone shot?

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

Dr. James Chapman
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Can a cortisone shot cause constipation?

Can a cortisone shot cause constipation?

I have: Not seen this from the shot. Also the research I've seen doesn't show constipation a risk from the shot ...Read more

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Cortisone shot ruptured my disk, what to do?

Cortisone shot ruptured my disk, what to do?

See Ortho Spine: Would probably go see an Ortho Spine surgeon to see if there are other management strategies, surgical or otherwise, to help with this. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shot alleviate piriformis syndrome?

Potentially: This is very possible. Sometimes physical therapy focused on stretching and flexibility is enough. Sometimes this along with a steroid injection can alleviate the symptoms. Consult with your physician to see if you are a candidate for this. ...Read more

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Is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

Yes, but....: System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis. Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies. ...Read more

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What if a cortisone shot doesn't help a baker's cyst?

Find cause: A baker's cyst almost always has some sort of underlying casue leading to irritation and inflammations of the joint tissues that then secrete the fluid and then - boom - cyst. The cortisone is just trying to settle down the inflammation. But you need to find out what is causing the inflammation and attack that problem. Then you should have more permanent relief of symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

Cortisone injection : Depends on the diagnosis. Cortisone will usually have an effect within 4-7 days. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety. Can a cortisone shot make it worse?

I suffer from anxiety. Can a cortisone shot make it worse?

Cortisone shots: MAY produce some anxiety but your perception/expectation of that happening is also a factor. Report any side-effects to your doctor but watch your "self talk." Remember that the shot is there to help you feel better by reducing inflammation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of a cortisone shot in my shoulder?

What are the after effects of a cortisone shot in my shoulder?

Slows healing: Cortisone injections in the shoulder decrease the inflammation or arthritis or bursitis and tendinitis. This is good for pain relief and allowing for exercises. The side effects are occasional infections and increase tendon injury, because pain protects. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a cortisone shot in my hip to start working. ?

Cortisone: The answer to this is multifaceted -- often a cortisone injection into a joint will take some effect in 24-48 hours, however, responses to cortisone vary. Not all joint pain responds to cortisone -- if you have no improvement in 5-7 days, i would contact the physician who performed the injection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after a cortisone shot is injected into the shoulder?

Calms inflammation.: Nobody uses cortisone anymore unless you are a horse. Everyone knows what it is though so we usually call steroid injections "cortisone". This is essentially equivalent to putting Ibuprofen right at the source of the inflammation. The inflammatory response is a chain reaction in our body. Steroid works a bit higher on the sequence of reactions and stops the inflammatory response. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk in my back and I have to get a cortisone shot, how risky is it?

I have a herniated disk in my back and I have to get a cortisone shot, how risky is it?

Normally not very: However, i would wait a while until the issue of contaminated corticosteroid injections is completely solved... Actually, i don't know the status of that, check on the fda or cdc website for advice. ...Read more

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Dequervains, 1 cortisone shot good for a month, how many more before surgery is indicated?

Dequervains, 1 cortisone shot good for a month, how many more before surgery is indicated?

Try one more,: if no long term effect next is surgery. I always used injections as a temporizing treatment, to allow a more suitable time for the patient to prepare work schedules and so forth. if they happened to get long term relief, then no surgery until injections don't work after 1 or 2. ...Read more

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If I have an allergic reaction to a cortisone shot what can be given to me to counteract it?

If I have an allergic reaction to a cortisone shot what can be given to me to counteract it?

Call/see your doctor: in the interim use OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated ...Read more

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Still flushed in face after four days from cortisone shot in shoulder. How long might this last?

Still flushed in face after four days from cortisone shot in shoulder.  How long might this last?

See answer: Faciak flushing is a common side effect of steroids. This reaction is more common in women and is seen into up to 40% percent of patients. This can begin within a few hours of the injection and generally lasts only for a few days and on occasion longer depending how long the steroid remains in your system. No specific treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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What of any dangers are inherent in getting a guided cortisone shot for my mod. To severe arthritic neck?

C-spine steroids: There are many potential risks but they are typically rare in the hands of an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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Could a cortisone shot help to bring on shingles 5 days later, as happened to me. My Dr. said it can.I am 60 yrs. old ?

Vaccine: There are many precipitating events for shinlges and a cortisone injection could have been a trigger. Even though you had shingles, it is imperative for you to take shingles vaccine to reduce the risk of recurrence.
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My cortisol level has been low for the 2nd time in the morning. I received a cortisone shot in the beginning of November. Would this make it low?

My cortisol level has been low for the 2nd time in the morning. I received a cortisone shot in the beginning of November. Would this make it low?

Cortisol: Cortisone shot from November will not affect your blood cortisol 3 months later. Presumably you are getting a cortisone shot in an affected arthritic joint? Why is a blood cortisol being measured repeatedly? Cortisol levels bounce around a lot and an isolated level means little. Does your doctor think you have Addison's disease? Maybe you should see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

Epidural steroids: This entails injecting a potent anti-inflammatory medication into the outermost part of the spinal canal - the area outside the dura. Your provider can give you all the risks, benefits, and alternatives, but a needle is placed into the back so that the pain relieving medication can be delivered in the immediate area of the pain. ...Read more