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Injectable Corticosteroids List
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
Varies on location: Face up to 5 mg/cc, other areas 10 mg-cc more common. ...Read more
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
Do corticosteroid shots relax muscles? If not, are there reliable injectable muscle relaxants other than Botox or Dysport?
A competitive athlete I was injected with corticosteroids once-made a 120% effort feel like nothing- but month later-lost muscle tone/heart probs?
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
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
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
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
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