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Do cortisone shots not work in high altitude?

Do cortisone shots not work in high altitude?

They should work: There is no reason that the effectiveness of a cortisone injection should be affected by altitude. At least none that i can imagine. ...Read more

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High Altitude (Definition)

As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more


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How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles ?

Do cortisone shots work for ankles
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It would be : Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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I got cortisone shots in each knee and 24 hours later experienced SVT and elevated crp. Can these be a result of the shots?

I got cortisone shots in each knee and 24 hours later experienced SVT and elevated crp. Can these be a result of the shots?

Shots: The svt could be related to the presence of Epinephrine in the local anesthetic. An elevated CRP can be related to trauma from the injection or more likely it is due to the underlying inflammatory process that makes injections necessary. ...Read more

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Osteioartheritis in my knees 35 too young for surgery tried cortisone shots, mobic (meloxicam) and spritz shots nothing works. Will i ever be able to have surgery?

Osteioartheritis in my knees 35 too young for surgery tried cortisone shots, mobic (meloxicam) and spritz shots nothing works. Will i ever be able to have surgery?

Consider further wou: 35 years old seems very young to have osteoarthritis in the knees bad enough to be contemplating a total knee replacement. Consider an MRI to be sure there is nothing simpler causing your problem that might be treated through a scope and a rheumatology referral to rule out an inflammatory arthritis that could be treated with meds. Thank you. ...Read more

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If cortisone shots don't work what would be the next option for treating lower back pain that is sending pain down my leg n bottom?

Nerve damage: Great question... Its very important to treat pain and to prevent nerve damage. There are multiple ways to treat a herniated disc. They include: weight loss, physical therapy, chiropractic care, disc decompression (traction), epidural injections, intradiscal procedures, and surgery. An EMG is the best test to see if you have old or active nerve damage (if so- you need surgery). ...Read more

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What are more options to remove a lipoma on the corner of my forehead without leaving a scar? Does cortisone shots work? My gp and dermatologist have said it is a lipoma and not uncommon. I am very self conscious so i wear my hair over it. It is a big

What are more options to remove a lipoma on the corner of my forehead without leaving a scar?  Does cortisone shots work? My gp and dermatologist have said it is a lipoma and not uncommon.  I am very self conscious so i wear my hair over it.  It is a big

Lipomas : Lipomas are harmless fatty tumors. I would suggest that you go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to have it removed. Typically, an incision is made overlying the affected tissue, and the fatty tumor is "popped out" like a pimple. Sometimes, these growths are tethered down, and removal can be more difficult. I know of no way that is legal to shrink these in the us as many of the fat disolving injectables were removed from the market. There are some devices for cellulite out there, but i think surgery is your best option. Good luck! ...Read more

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