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How Does Cortisone Help Bronchitis
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Y'all know the cordizolne steroid shots docs give u when u have like bronchitis well I got 5 this year how many is ok? It's Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 20 mg. I thk
Asthma Specialist: If a person needs more than 3 treatments with cortisone-type steroids for asthma-type coughing or wheezing symptoms, he can see an asthma/allergy specialist. These specialists are sometimes lung doctors and sometimes allergy doctors. They can do lung testing and help put the person on preventive medications to try to prevent recurrent illnesses, so fewer treatments of steroids will be needed.See 2 more doctor answers
Went to the dr on Monday and was told I have bronchitis. 4 days on cortisone and antibiotics and I am worse, still fever and tight chest. What now?
After having p. Fasciitis for years, I got cortisone shots 3 weeks ago. Made it much worse than it's ever been. Will continuing to r.I.C.E. Help?
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse.
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).
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.
Depends on multiple: Factors. Ex. Where it is being injected; some areas of the body are more responsive to cortisone than others. It depends on reason 4 injection. For inflammatory or degenerative joint pathologies, depends on how bad the degeneration/inflammation is, how bad the pressure on the nerve is, what your "genetics" is with susceptibility to inflammation, how much daily stress the body area is subjected to.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Could be either: Both could explain an improvement in symptoms. An acutely herniated disc has swelling and blood associated with it which can resolve to some extent, whereas cortisone gives a booster dose of anti-inflammatory which reduces the swelling and inflammation if the disc and the inflamed nerve.
Minimal: Occasionally, patients have an hour or two of injection site soreness, due to passage of the needle through muscles. Ice and rest is sufficient to address this pain.
Yes: In fact I saw a case of this last week.
Maybe: The injection was not positioned correctly or that the issue is beyond response to cortisone.
Many choices: This depends on your diagnosis. We have different medications beyond cortisone. We want to use these other medication so we can avoid long term corticosteroids like prednisone because of the long term side effects and risks of chronic cortisone. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist and depending on the we can use Methotrexate or other DMARDS or use a biologic like TNF inh
Nothing: If the pain is not livable, then surgery.
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