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Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Hyper sensitive skin on whole body for 3 months following cortisone injection in leg. Blood work normal. Skin hurt even if not in contact with cloths?

Hyper sensitive skin on whole body for 3 months following cortisone injection in leg. Blood work normal. Skin hurt even if not in contact with cloths?

Anxiety: Please modify our medication taking. I suggest you take celexa, (citalopram) if you do not take it yet, starting with 10 mg twice a day and increase to 20 mg twice per day. Celexa (citalopram) is very good on anxiety control and improving pain tolerance. By the way, you should stop short acting narcotics. The more narcotics use, the more problem will be.

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How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

It may: Take as long as a week to really kick in. Try to rest the affected joint while you wait.

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What occurs if a cortisone injection does not work?

What occurs if a cortisone injection does not work?

Maybe: The injection was not positioned correctly or that the issue is beyond response to cortisone.

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Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Possibly: You possibly could die from a cortisone injection if you are truly allergic to cortisone and given a sufficient dose, but death related to a single cortisone injection for a healthy person with no known allergy to cortisone would be highly unlikely.

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Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your age? Details of any symptoms or skin lesions?

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What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

Minimal: ganglion cyts appearing frequently in the hand/wrist area are due to tendon motion in the sheath resulting in fluid collection and cyst formation. Aspiration alone has a high rate of recurrence. When aspiration is followed by cortisone injections into the cyst space the control if not cure is better than 80%. While surgery can yield somewhat better result there are complications.

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How to get rid of cortisone injection redness?

Maybe ice: If you are talking about the brief redness right after the injection, you might make it go away quicker by gently icing the area. Don't put ice directly on the skin (use a cloth) and don't leave it in place more than 20 min out of each hour.

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I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

That: Pain is coming from ligament, from bursa, or there is arthritis on the joint, or issues of pronation or supination.

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Can cortisone injection for shoulder bursitis make it worse?

Can cortisone injection for shoulder bursitis make it worse?

No: Typically cortisone injections make true bursitis feel better. If the injection was not placed into the bursa it's possible to get very little pain relief.

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Can a cortisone injection be given in the neck for spondylosis?

Can a cortisone injection be given in the neck for spondylosis?

Yes: It can help with arm pain, but usually does not help with myelopathy. There is more risk compared to lumbar epidural steroids. Talk to your pain physician about it.

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Shoulder bursitis cortisone injection, how long until it works?

Cortisone: Most injections of cortisone begin working within 24 to 48 hours, but can take as long as a week. If you don't notice relief within a week...Then it probably won't work.

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Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Probably not: Cortisone injections are used to reduce swelling and pain. Sometimes the area is more painful for the first day or two, though.

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Can I get a cortisone injection while I am also taking hydromorphone?

Can I get a cortisone injection while I am also taking hydromorphone?

Yes: Hydromorphone is a narcotic pain killer. You can have steroid injection while taking this medication.

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How long should a cortisone injection last for someone with trochanteric bursitis?

How long should a cortisone injection last for someone with trochanteric bursitis?

See details: Hopefully, a single injection should resolve the problem. However, tenderness in this area can occur in conjunction with low back pain. If it does then a local injection will not help.

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How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

Varies: It depends on the injury or problem. Sometimes a shot will be a one-time fix. Other times it might only last a short while. I generally don't advocate for repeated steroid shots anyway. For joint issues, I recommend you look up Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Splints, braces, physical therapy, or supplements such as turmeric, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, etc, may also help joints.

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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