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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have severe seasonal allergies.Take every medication. Only thing that really works is prednisone or cortisone shot. Possibke to take on a schedule?
My shoulder hurts and my rotator cuff. I've had a cortisone shot and now it hurts again. What can I do to help it. For relief. What helps?
What's the longest time for a cortisone shot to work in the knee? Can it take up to 4 weeks? I had 1 two weeks ago and no relief yet. So it failed?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I have had a cough for several weeks i take Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec everyday. Two weeks ago i had a cortisone shot and still have not had any relief.
Got cortisone shot in knee. Within hours had headache and very uncomfortable facial flushing. Reaction? What helps relieve symptoms?
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