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Cortisone test. What are they testing me for? Anything serious?

Cortisone test. What are they testing me for? Anything serious?

Adrenal function..: The adrenal glands--tiny glands sitting on top of your kidneys--produce the glucocorticoids, (so we call "coritisone"). If there is suspicion that your adrenal glands are not functioning well, the test is done to determine/confirm that...The levels fluctuate depending on time of day and thus using medication and testing at certain time help determine their functions... Good luck. ...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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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 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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Can i have a cortisone injection to my wrist if i have severe allergy from aspirine?

Can i have a cortisone injection to my wrist if i have severe allergy from aspirine?

Yes: Cortisone is not in the same drug family as aspirin. However anybody can be allergic to anything and often to more than one thing. But if you have had no problems with steroids before you should be okay (it's not 100% sure, though, nothing in medicine is!) ...Read more

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Can i go for food allergy test if I am on cortisone?

Can i go for food allergy test if I am on cortisone?

Depends : It depends on which type of food allergy testing your doctor is ordered. There are 2 types of food allergy test allergist like us do. Ige mediated food allergy (but not igg because igg food test is unproven) can be done by skin prick test or blood test, which is not interfered by cortisone. However cortisone will interfere with food patch test, which test cell mediated food allergy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?

I was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?

Relatively safe: Cortisone creams can be used to treat the inflammation associated with facial eczema in a baby. Problems arise (scarring, atrophy , telangiectasia, etc) with prolonged use - greater than 3+ consecutive weeks at a time. Make sure there is a dermatologist involved in the management of the severe facial eczema that you report to make sure that the best treatment is being applied. ...Read more

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I've been having a serious problem with my hair NOT growing on the crown of my head for some years now. I've had Cortisone injections (didn't work) I'?

I've been having a serious problem with my hair NOT growing on the crown of my head for some years now. I've had Cortisone injections (didn't work) I'?

This may be "male: Pattern Baldness". In men it's usually a combination of testosterone's effect on the hair follicles and genetics. Women who have this condition may have either an autoimmune reaction to a patch of hair (alopecia aeriata) or a reproductive hormone imbalance . If you put your hair in a tite pony tail or bun, possibly that could contribute. Please see a doctor! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What are the side effects of daily cortisone cream for a baby with severe face eczema?

What are the side effects of daily cortisone cream for a baby with severe face eczema?

Overuse of...: ...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks. Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow and having severe and increasing pain. Never had this reaction before to the shots. Help.

Had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow and having severe and increasing pain. Never had this reaction before to the shots. Help.

Go to doctor: Pain after an injection is not normal and could signal an infection. Doesn't have to be but I'd want to know sooner rather than later. Is ther eswelling, redness or warmth over the injection site, bruising? or other abnormality? Go see your doctor, please. ...Read more

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I shaved my armpits and now I have a severe armpit rash that won't go away i tried cortisone please give me something else I can do?

I shaved my armpits and now I have a severe armpit rash that won't go away i tried cortisone please give me something else I can do?

Rashes...: Rashes are notoriously difficult/impossible to diagnose without being seen. You may have a simple irritation, a fungal rash, bacterial folliculitis - all of which would warrant a different recommendation. Since it is persisting, see your doctor who can actually make a diagnosis based on what they see and provide you with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Red chin..it's been a long time... I did allergy test but it's not it.. Dermatologist gave cortisone but as I know it is not really a solution?

Red chin..it's been a long time... I did allergy test but it's not it.. Dermatologist gave cortisone but as I know it is not really a solution?

Follow Dermatologist: We can not tell you what is it and what treatment you need .You have been examined by a Dermatologist and he has prescribed a cortisone cream.We can not double guess the Dermatogist who already has examined you.You have two choices either use the cream and if you don't trust the Dermatologist get a second opinion by consulting another Dermatologist ...Read more

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Saw Pod. Tues-heel spur & severe bursitis - cortisone inj-still pain-trying weight-feels like heel crunches & I get nauseated. more time? or normal?

Saw Pod. Tues-heel spur & severe bursitis - cortisone inj-still pain-trying weight-feels like heel crunches & I get nauseated. more time? or normal?

Plantar fasciitis: Give it some more time. The typical treatment would be wear good supportive shoes with an orthotic, stretch your achilles, use ice on your heel, avoid barefoot flat shoes, try otc nsaids. You may need to rest your feet. See your podiatrist in 2-3 weeks if still painful. ...Read more

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What is better for severe lower back pain, cortisone shots or oral steroids?

Both are the same: Cortison shots or oral steroids, one taken by mouth and the injected for faster relief.For acute attack i prefer the injections. ...Read more

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Pinched sciatic nerve. Neg emg test. Vibration sensation in foot. Would cortisone shot relieve vibration and enpingment? Have done pt for 5 months.

Possibly: Have a pain specialist review your history, exam and MRI results and see if a targeted injection could help. Stop the pt. It obviously is a waste of time and money. ...Read more