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Doctor prescribed steroids to clear up hot tub folliculitis. Will it help?

Doctor prescribed steroids to clear up hot tub folliculitis. Will it help?

Pseudomonas rash: Hot tub folliculitis usually resolves spontaneously and doesn't need specific treatment. Vinegar compresses applied for 20 minutes two to four times a day, silver sulfadiazine cream (silvadene) applied two times a day or antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin are only needed in widespread or resistant cases. Steroids may relieve symptoms but are unnecessary and risky. ...Read more

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I have cubital tunnel. Doctor prescribed steroid and B12 pills plus a brace for a few days. Pinky and ring finger are a little swollen. Is this normal?

I have cubital tunnel. Doctor prescribed steroid and B12 pills plus a brace for a few days. Pinky and ring finger are a little swollen. Is this normal?

Probably normal.: To reduce the swelling by raising the affected arm above your heart as often as possible during the first 72 hours after you get your brace. If if does not help call your doctor . The brace may be to tight. ...Read more

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Is dandelion root safe for pregnancy? I am 31 weeks along and I have developed the skin condition pupps. Doctor prescribed steroids, no luck.

Is dandelion root safe for pregnancy? I am 31 weeks along and I have developed the skin condition pupps. Doctor prescribed steroids, no luck.

Can not advice using: Since no medical studies have been done of the use of Dadelion during pregnancy.But some Holistic Medicine Doctors recommend as being beneficial during pregnancy and after child birth.But medical studies have not validated the health benefits of Dandelion root during pregnancy But claims are made that it increses appetite,and ease constipation during pregnancy and improve lactation after pregnancy ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin and a rash appears after scratching. My doctor prescribed 1% steroid cream but it has no affect on the itchiness at all.

I have very itchy skin and a rash appears after scratching. My doctor prescribed 1% steroid cream but it has no affect on the itchiness at all.

PRURITUS/ALLERGY: PRURITUS can be difficult to evaluate. You must rule out allergens in home and work environment Remember " ALLERGIES DEVELOP OVER TIME AND EXPOSURE" you must keep a diary to assist you, while you are documenting potential triggers, you should be on a H1 blocker Zyrtec 10mg/ H2 blocker Zantac 300mg/ leukotrine inhibitor Singulair (montelukast) 10mg/ELOCON.After labs and allergy testing serum may be needed ...Read more

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Could doctor prescribed low dose oral steroids to help diagnose/rule out conditions? If so, depending on my reactions, what could this tell us?

Could doctor prescribed low dose oral steroids to help diagnose/rule out conditions? If so, depending on my reactions, what could this tell us?

Dexamethasone suppre: Dexamethasone suppression test is classic example of using corticosteroid to prove presence or absence of Cushing's disease. Check out http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/overnight-dexamethasone-suppression-test ...Read more

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My doctor has prescribed me with steroids called prednisolone for 7 days. What is it for?

My doctor has prescribed me with steroids called prednisolone for 7 days. What is it for?

Inflammation: Prednisolone is a very effective glucocorticosteroid used to treat inflammatory conditions. Examples of a short course like yours could include acute asthma flare, severe poison ivy to name a few. Because of the potential for side effects it is prescribed sparingly. ...Read more