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Is Cortisone Effective In Treating Cellulitis
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.See 2 more doctor answers
Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) going to be effective for treating Cellulitis or any other antib which will work better!!!
My daughter is taking antibiotics and cortisone for cellulitis. It is less swollen but has become very itchy. Is it normal and what can she do?
Blood test while I was treating cellulitis of my foot, CRP-LIA 12 (reference value 6). Is it too high? All other factors are normal.
High due to infectio: It is high due to the cellulitis which is an infection
See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time.
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.See 1 more doctor answer
You seem to like: ofloxacin, and yet it's one of the strongest and most toxic fluorinated antibiotics around, and used often for hospital treated cellulitis and serious urinary tract infections. Do speak with your doctor FIRST to find out what's best for you, what strains you're resistant to, so you are targeting your therapy accurately & not shotgunning your care by guessing. (I know you can buy this OTC in Egypt.)
Anti-inflammatory: I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection.
Cervical epidural: They can be very effective for some types of pain especially those radiating down the arm. Pain specific to the neck with or without head movement may be better treated with other types of injections/therapies.
Epidural steroids: Cervical injection therapy including epidural steroid injections are common/successful for cervical disc disease. In particular arm pain, numbness, and tingling. Everything in medicine has risks including injections and these include headache, infection, bleeding. These are rare and just a few that are most common. Would recommend anesthesiologists who have have done pain management fellowship.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but....: System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis. Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies.See 1 more doctor answer
In your practice experience how effective is a guided cortisone injection for frozen shoulder if caught early, say two months into the freezing stage?
Possible help: Glenohumeral injections or steroid are an acceptable practice in conjunction with aggressive physical therapy in an effort to improve range of motion in 'frozen shoulder'. Still, the average duration of symptoms can be betwen 6-9 months and sometimes longer.
My eczema after cortisone has not gone fully...still bumps. I have been taking care of my skin as best as I can. Is there anything more effective. Help.
Are cortisone shots effective at treating wrist pain being caused by a cyst? Or would it just be a temporary solution?
Corticosteroid injec: Can be effective if there is concurrent synovitis, pain and swelling in the region. At times the cyst itself acts life an irritant in the wrist and it reduces that as well. Finally the cyst may decrease in size or get smaller or may go away with the injection. Some just aspirate the cyst but many also inject. Recurrance is possible thus if it recurs then its temporary, but if it stays away..See 1 more doctor answer
What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??
Depends: Your doctor will be aware of the type of bacteria and the antibiotics best to use in your community. The bacteria that cause cellulitis are most often strep or staph. In some communities staph is resistant to some antibiotics and this often reflects the choice of medication.See 2 more doctor answers
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