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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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How effective is the allergy shot kenalog (triamcinolone)?

How effective is the allergy shot kenalog (triamcinolone)?

Try to avoid Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) is not an allergy shot, but rather a corticosteroid. As such it has significant side effects that are cumulative. The more steroid injections you get the greater the risks of permanent, possibly life threatening injections. They also do not cure symptoms rather cover them up. With multiple, effective other therapeutic options oral/injectable steroids should be reserved for severe reactions. ...Read more

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Is a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot helpful in treating plantar injury?

Perhaps: Plantar fascitis is not uncommon and is treated by wearing special shoes or inserts. If you do not respond to these measures, sometimes a steroid is injected into the area to reduce inflammation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is corticosteroids (cortison) is the solution for allergic asthma patients?

Is corticosteroids (cortison) is the solution for allergic asthma patients?

Usually: Inhaled corticosteorids are the cornerstone to treat persistent asthma. Very liittle is absorbed into your body. It works locally in the lungs to reduce inflammation. Allergic reactions cause inflammation so to answer your question- yes. ...Read more

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Which is better for seasonal allergies: nasal steroid sprays like Dymestra or steroid injections?

Which is better for seasonal allergies: nasal steroid sprays like Dymestra or steroid injections?

Allergy nasal sprays: Steroid injections are not appropriate treatments for seasonal allergies. Usually, a combination of antihistamines and nasal sprays can be helpful. Steroid nasal sprays reduce inflammation inside the nose in order to allow improved breathing. They must be used daily and they take about 1 week to achieve peak efficacy. ...Read more

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Is steroid injections in the knee for arthritis helpful?

Is steroid injections in the knee for arthritis  helpful?

Temporary: Arthritis causes inflammation in the affected joint. Steroids will decrease the inflammation within the joint and improve pain. Once the steroids wear off, the symptoms will reoccur. For knee arthritis, a better long-term non-operative option would be visco supplementation. Injections are given as a series, which may take from 1-5 weeks to complete. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is sublingual immunotherapy as effective as injections? I'm targeting fatigue that allergies cause. Living in Austin/TX it's almost year-round.

Is sublingual immunotherapy as effective as injections?  I'm targeting fatigue that allergies cause.  Living in Austin/TX it's almost year-round.

Overall shots better: When comparing sublingual vs subcutaneous immunotherapy, the latter turns out to be more effective overall. The fact that sublingual IT often causes oral itching and requires daily dosing leads to a very high drop-out rate. In addition, the allergens available for sublingual are quite limited- Dust mite may soon be approved but molds are likely many years away. ...Read more

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How effective is zytrec against severe allergies?

How effective is zytrec against severe allergies?

Pretty good: Zyrtec is a potent antihistamines and relieves sneezing and itching, but if you suffer from nasal congestion, you will need a prescription nasal spray. See an allergist for the best way to treat your allergies. ...Read more

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Is allergy shots made of steroid?

Is allergy shots made of steroid?

No : Allergy shots are usually prepared by extract of the allergen that is identified in your allergy skin test. They are not made of steroid. When they are given over the course of immunotherapy, your body is expected to be desensitized. ...Read more

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Is saline solution ever used with a steroid injection in the hip for bursitis?

Is saline solution ever used with a steroid injection in the hip for bursitis?

Yes: To make the steroid more dilute to achieve a wider spread of solution. Some doctors just use more anesthetic instead of saline. ...Read more

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Is one allergy shot containing multiple allergens as effective as many shots with one allergen per shot?

Is one allergy shot containing multiple allergens as effective as many shots with one allergen per shot?

Yes, but: Yes, but the most essential component to giving allergy shots is that the appropriate doses are given for each allergen. In other words it doesn't matter if you get a certain number of units of dog mixed with a certain number of units of cat, or if you get those doses in separate injections. Also allergists know which allergens can or cannot be combined. ...Read more

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Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

It would probably: make a dry cough worse,by drying you out even more.. you need guaifenesin which moistens cough and may make it better. ...Read more

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Is cortisone taken by mouth as affective as cortisone injections?

Is cortisone taken by mouth as affective as cortisone injections?

No difference: PO corticosteroids are as effective as IM corticosteroids and are well-tolerated by most patients. The IM should be considered only when the delivery of a medication must be confirmed, if patient cannot tolerate an oral medication, or when compliance is uncertain. ...Read more

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Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Very little: Almost nil. Some people who are very sensitive to steroids say they may feel a little difference, but normally systemic spread is very very little, if at all. ...Read more

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Other remedies for dust allergy? Is the steroid nose spray a pretty good choice?

Other remedies for dust allergy?  Is the steroid nose spray a pretty good choice?

Avoidance: Dust free bedroom precautions like no carpet, no cloth draperies, hypoallergenic pillows, possibly a mattress cover, saline nose spray, anithistamines and nasal steroid sprays. ...Read more