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Is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

Is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to get a cortisone shot?

What are the most effective ways to get a cortisone shot?

See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time. ...Read more

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For how long should a cortisone shot provide pain relief for left femur bursitis? (on average)

For how long should a cortisone shot provide pain relief for left femur bursitis? (on average)

Weeks to forever!: I have patients with trochanteric bursitis get years off relief, and other with only two-three weeks. I use more xylocaine (lidocaine) (2%) to see if the pain disappears after injection, to make sure i hit the spot. But duration of relief is variable. ...Read more

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Ifsciatica is caused by herniated disc, can a cortisone shot fix the problem? Or is it just a temporary pain relief? What are ways to fix it?

Temporary: A cortisone shot will help temporarily, however it does not correct the disc--the good news is that with simple stretching sciatica should almost always get better--surgery is rarely needed. ...Read more

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Got cortisone shot in knee. Within hours had headache and very uncomfortable facial flushing. Reaction? What helps relieve symptoms?

Got cortisone shot in knee. Within hours had headache and very uncomfortable facial flushing.  Reaction? What helps relieve symptoms?

Call your doc: Sounds like an allergic reaction to what was injected. While antihistamines my help,the symptoms, you need to call the doc who,injected your knee, so,it snd you can be examined, and allergy can be listed to avoid a worse problem if this med is used again. ...Read more