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Doctor insights on: Injectable Corticosteroids List

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If a dermatotogist injects a max of 5mg/cc of a corticosteroid for facial cystic acne, how many ml is he actually injecting?

If a dermatotogist injects a max of 5mg/cc of a corticosteroid for facial cystic acne, how many ml is he actually injecting?

1 ml: If he's injecting just 5 mg, and it's 5 mg/cc, a cc and an ml are the same amount, so he's injecting 1 ml. ...Read more

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Corticosteroid injected at 8 locations of my iliopsoas a week ago. Pain reduced but not gone. But loss of appetite. Need to force myself to eat. Help?

Corticosteroid injected at 8 locations of my iliopsoas a week ago. Pain reduced but not gone. But loss of appetite. Need to force myself to eat. Help?

Loss of appetite: Could be due to side effect of steroids or from underlying medical conditions like thyroid problem, depression, chronic pain etc. Get checked. Take care! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/appetite-decreased http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/184646-herbal-appetite-stimulants/#page=1. ...Read more

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A competitive athlete I was injected with corticosteroids once-made a 120% effort feel like nothing- but month later-lost muscle tone/heart probs?

A competitive athlete I was injected with corticosteroids once-made a 120% effort feel like nothing- but month later-lost muscle tone/heart probs?

Expected: Corticosteroids give you energy boost and make people little "hyper". Later on they may feel down some. Also, corticosteroids are called "catabolic steroids" because the breakdown muscle as oppose to Anabolic steroids that build muscles. ...Read more

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How many mg of a corticosteroid is the maximum amount that a dermatologist can inject to treat facial cystic acne?

We use 2.5mg/cc: Yes...We use 2.5mg/cc and inject between a 1/2 to 1 cc depending on the size of the cyst....But the concentration will vary a little depending on which steroid you use. We use traimcinolone acetonide. There is no real maximum concentration but if you use too strong of a concentration or inject too large of a volume you can cause steroid atrophy. ...Read more

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Corticosteroids work in any bad way?

Corticosteroids work in any bad way?

They can: If taken for long periods of time, steroids have several potential side effects including hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, hastening cataract formation, weight gain and others. These drugs need to be carefully and routinely monitored. ...Read more

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Could a person get corticosteroids otc?

Could a person get corticosteroids otc?

Of course: Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient of the over-the-counter topical corticosteroid. Always ask your doctor for more information about medication and your individual situation. ...Read more

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How do corticosteroids get administered?

How do corticosteroids get administered?

Cream shots pills: As cream or gel. As shots into the skin and for extensive severe problems orally. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroids slow healing?

Why do corticosteroids slow healing?

BAsic Science: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Steroids (as well as motrin/advil) are anti inflammatory which means they slow down healing by reducing/stopping the processes of inflammation. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help. ...Read more

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Help! Is "corticosteroid" a drug classification?

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective. ...Read more

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Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Vitiligo: Please go online and look up "vitiligo and steroids".

There is no simple answer but you will recognize where the vitiligo is and how steroids may or may not be involved. Once you have understood much of the material please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could corticosteroids have any major side effects?

Could corticosteroids have any major side effects?

Depends on which one: There are categories of steroids. Also if oral or inhalers.
Oral ones are generally avoided unless an auto immune issue.
Inhalers are for respiratory illnesses and also different potency available.
General side effects are voice changes on vocal cord. Thrush if not rinsing well and long term according to studies is possible over many years. One needs to worry about osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

Not a diagnosis: But there can be excess or deficiency of cortisol in the body and both of these conditions come with specific signs and symptoms and just to clarify there is no such thing as " adrenal fatigue". ...Read more

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Is corticosteroid a drug classification? Please advise!

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective. ...Read more

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Does the use of topical corticosteroids cause dark spots?

Does the use of topical corticosteroids cause dark spots?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids could cause reactions like any other topical.
It might cause trouble with skin "thinning", atrophy, blood vessel dilatation. It can also cause hypopigmenation and hyperpigmentation=dark spots.
It should be used in the right concetration on the right area.
What you use on your body might not be appropriate for face.
It is available in very strong or very weak formulation.. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be on a few corticosteroids at the same time?

Is it safe to be on a few corticosteroids at the same time?

Maybe: I can't think of too many situations in which more than one steroid at a time is required, unless one is a topical (cream or ointment). If these medications originate from different doctors, you may have a problem. See your primary care physician to evaluate the complete medication list. ...Read more