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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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I'm on prednisone for polymyalgia rheumatica. Can I get a cortisone shot in my knee?

I'm on prednisone for polymyalgia rheumatica. Can I get a cortisone shot in my knee?

Depends: It depends on the dose of prednisone you`re taking. If a doctor is recommending an injection and is aware of this, there is no reason why not to do it. ...Read more

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I'm getting steroids injections and i'm on a antibiotic will this harm the injections?

Steroid v antibiotic: You didn't mention what type of steroid you're taking but i'm going to guess it's related to Prednisone rather than testosterone (or estrogen for that matter). You also didn't mention the specific antibiotic you're taking. So i really can't tell you much but typically, antibiotics don't "harm" steroid injections. Of course, we're always looking for drug-drug interactions. Check out www.Drugs.Com. ...Read more

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Does steroid shot means a cortisone inj?and what if um diabetic and hv albuminuria (protienuria)

Does steroid shot means a cortisone inj?and what if um diabetic and hv albuminuria (protienuria)

Diabetes and steroid: Hi. First of all, if you're diabetic and have albuminuria, you need to aggressively control your diabetes and blood pressure. And any glucocorticoid (cortisone, triamcinolone, etc) will aggravate blood glucose control for a period of time. Make sure you are aggressively controlling diabetes and blood pressure (from your med list, that might not be the case). ...Read more

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I just got a shot of ketoralac 30mg, 1cc injection. Can I get daily injections of this medication?

I just got a shot of ketoralac 30mg, 1cc injection.  Can I get daily injections of this medication?

Ketorolac frequency: Ketoralac is a nsaids non steroidal anti inflammatory drug used for various moderate to severe acute pain conditions. The combined (inject-able or by mouth formulation) duration must not exceed 5 days. One must use the lowest effective dose and shortest treatment duration; because of very serious adverse effects like GI bleeding, GI perforation, strokes, heart attacks, renal failure and death. ...Read more

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Kenalog (triamcinolone) allergy shot and pregnancy?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) allergy shot and pregnancy?

PREGNANCY: If mom is receiving allergy shots during pregnancy, then the amount must be minimal so that it will not affect pregnancy especially the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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How safe are cortisone shots after a heart attack?

How safe are cortisone shots after a heart attack?

Yes, but depends: Local cortisone injections for joint inflammation/pain can be safely given to most heart atttack patients after a few weeks in most cases. Often the cortison is mixed with a local anesthetic to immediately relieve the pain and care must be taken to not use an anesthetic with epinephrine, which can stimulate the heart.The usual care must be taken to prevent bloodstream injection when given. ...Read more

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Why should a diabetic swab the site of insulin injections with rubbing alcohol first?

Why should a diabetic swab the site of insulin injections with rubbing alcohol first?

Prevent infection: Bacteria live on the skin surface. Alcohol kills them so the needle doesn't pick up living bacteria & deliver them under the skin where they can cause an infection (cellulitis). This is the same reason for an alcohol wipe when blood is drawn from an arm vein. Fingersticks do not generally need alcohol wipes, just a soap & water handwash. ...Read more

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Can a kenalog (triamcinolone) lumbar injection have any effects on allergy testing?

Yes: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a corticosteroid medication, and can blunt your immune response, including response to allergens. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone shot help radial and cubical syndrome ?

It can: Yes it can. Obviously depends on whats causing the problem. I do these under ultrasound guidance and have noted a higher success rate. ...Read more

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Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Yes: They will help with the inflammation but don't forget about: • rest. • ice to the affected area. • take an over-the-counter pain reliever.. • wear proper shoes. • try shock-absorbing insoles. • use metatarsal pads. • consider arch supports. . ...Read more

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Tapering prednisone at 5 mg now but got a cut/wound in leg. Taking antibiotics. Will this dose of steroid interfere with wound healing? Diabetic pt.

Tapering prednisone at 5 mg now but got a cut/wound in leg. Taking antibiotics.  Will this dose of steroid interfere with wound healing? Diabetic pt.

Not alone...: A cut or wound, anywhere, is going to put a stress on the body to affect a repair. Elements such as general health, blood supply, neuropathy, diabetes and yes even steroids can have an effect on the healing rate. It is difficult to separate out the level of interference of each of these factors introduces without a medical examination and a closer look at your medical history. ...Read more

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Will taking prednisone and getting 3 different steroid shots all in a month make your period late?

Will taking prednisone and getting 3 different steroid shots all in a month make your period late?

Short answer is yes: Steroids in high amounts can suppress your adrenal gland temporarily. Since your adrenal glands produce precursor female hormones (estrogen, progesterone, etc.) and with the right stimulation from your pituitary gland, those precursors will be transformed into actual female hormones in your ovaries. So it is possible to delay. However, the most common cause for missed period is still pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a diagnosed allergy to nsaids with profound supraclavicular swelling and now have the same with prednisone and cortisone injection why?

I have a diagnosed allergy to nsaids with profound supraclavicular swelling and now have the same with prednisone and cortisone injection why?

Allergy 2 ?: I have not heard of an allergic react 2 steroids. U may b allergic 2 1 of the other compounds present in the tablet or the injection. U give steroids 2 people who r having an allergic reaction 2 anything. Also steroids r produced in & r always present in our bodies. Sorry but that's the best that i can do. ...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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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

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Will a cortisone shot help radial and cubical syndrome ?

It can: Yes it can. Obviously depends on whats causing the problem. I do these under ultrasound guidance and have noted a higher success rate. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a cortisone shot are there any side effects?

Depends: Of what area? Single shots in shoulders, knees etc are linited and helpful generally. Large dose, or repetitive long term steroids orally or injection can have issues. ...Read more

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I got an epiderol cortisone shot in my back today and iam in a lot of pain is that normal?

I got an epiderol cortisone shot in my back today and iam in a lot of pain is that normal?

Pain is not normal: any surgery or invasive procedure has a side effects and pain is one of them. After the epidural injection it is expected to have pain up to 24-48 hovers, then pain hopefully will subside and gradually you will feel much better. Please, call your physician for more information and instructions. ...Read more

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I took a cortisone shot in July 2014 for dequervain.Pain went away after a couple of days but has been back now. I only feel it right after waking up.

I took a cortisone shot in July 2014 for dequervain.Pain went away after a couple of days but has been back now. I only feel it right after waking up.

Tendonitis: Have you tried a brace, avoiding the movements that caused it in the first place and ibuprofen or naproxen for several weeks? If so, then see your MD again, otherwise try these. ...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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What are the most effective ways to get a cortisone shot?

See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time. ...Read more

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Just had a cortisone shot , how long will it be before pain stops or feels better?

Let me explain: When i inject cortisone i mix it with novocain (procaine) 1%, so the patient feel relief wright away, which last for 4 hours, then in 24 hours the cortisne start it effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please explain a diagnostic cortisone shot? I need to know if the shot takes away the pain does this mean internal problems? And if not then what

Please explain a diagnostic cortisone shot? I need to know if the shot takes away the pain does this mean internal problems? And if not then what

Drops inflammation: Cortisone injections, such as dexamethasone and depo medrol, act at the cellular level to reduce inflammation. It blocks the cytokines, lymphocytes (white blood cells), histamines, and other cells and chemicals involved in injury & inflammation. If the shot is effective then this is diagnostic for inflammation being present and being the major pathological process. ...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?

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