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Is Flonase A Corticosteroid
I had to take flonase (corticoSTEROID)for about 10 years due to non allergic rhinitis. Should I be tested for heart issues? Due to 10 years steroids
I've read online that corticosteroids can effect an HIV test. I take Flonase and have been told that Flonase will not effect my HIV test results. Is true Flonase won't effect my results? If it is, why
I just got a negative HIV blood test. I read on line that corticosteroids can effect the test. I take Flonase for allergies would that effect the test or is it still valid and negative?
HIV Testing: Your test is valid. Now, the only question remaining is has enough time passed since the exposure you worry about to call the test valid. ...Read more
I'm currently using fluticasone for sinus congestion and Qvar for asthma - both are corticosteroids. Is it safe to use NasalCrom (cromolyn) too?
Def. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals including both the steroid hormones that are naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones which are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes including the stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate &protein catabolism. ...Read more
Steroid and IOP: Steroids like used to reduce keloids are often used in limited and local ways. Although class of drugs can cause a rise in the eye' s pressure, it would take sustained elevated iop to develop glaucoma. An eye md could help with the prescribing physician treating the keloids with steroids if will be more than a week or if multiple injections required. ...Read more
Depends on Severity: For mild eczema you might be able to get away with just over the counter hydrocortisone. For mild eczema desonide is great, can be used on face. For moderate eczema I like triamcinolone. Talk to your physician so that you know what level of severity of eczema you have and what topical corticosteroid ointment is best for you. Make sure to moisturize daily with fragrance free moisturizure. ...Read more
See detail answer: Was the corticosteroid injected into the scalp or just applied as a topical cream? In either case they do not take there very long so you do not have to remove them. ...Read more
Many: This drug class has many side effects and needs to be used under guidance of a physician and only when appropriate. Serious side effects: hypertension, diabetes, steroid psychosis, bone problem, GI ulcerations, steroid muscle pain, infection...Common side effects: fluid retention, sweating, headache, insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, sugar imbalance, mood swings, vertigo, hair growth... ...Read more
Just the opposite, it can cause growth suppression by antagonistic effect to hgh
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc297190/. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. They will not interact in a negative way. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problems with this combination. ...Read more
What can help loosen muscles contracted due to overuse/injury besides corticosteroids and massage?
Can a short 6mon tapered bout of corticosteroids worsen insulin sensitivity thereafter w/o causing full blown diabetes?
Absolutely: ≥95% of dm is type ii, aka Insulin resistance, & this commonly progresses over 20-40 years before reaching hba1c 6.5%, ada level for DX dm. As long as the pancreas beta cells can keep ↑ insulin+amylin release enough to keep glucose below this level, then ≤6.5%. Yet optimal health, from human research: hba1c 5.0%. ↑ steroids, internal or external, always ↑ Insulin resistance, even for just a day. ...Read more
Since corticosteroid are anti-inflammatory and would decrease the bbb penetrance, why is dexamethazone indicated before abx not after?
BBB?: What is it? Abbreviations in medicine are a no no. ...Read more
How long does it generally take for one's body/hormones to regulate after going off a corticosteroid that has been used for the past 4 years?
Not much: So long steroids were tapered right, you might need still stress dosing if going through surgery or if you acquire severe infection for some time after stopping the steroids, more important though are the other effects of steroids on your body, especially eyes and bones, also your blood pressure, and your blood sugar metabolism, you need to keep following with your doctor, and endocrinologist ...Read more
Do I require any rest or avoid any activity after a corticosteroid to the iliopsoas for a recalcitrant case of iliopsoas snapping (1.5 yrs)?
It is recommended that you rest the affected part for 3-5 days after an injection about any tendon. Iliopsoas is used whenever you walk so just avoiding unnecessary activity and pt for about a week.
Good luck! ...Read more
If I get a corticosteroid shot & iliopsoas snapping returns in 3 mts what do I do? Ignore it like my docs said? It's causing lot of trouble? 17 yr f
No, do not ignore: Instead ask for different modalities, with the number one thing used with this diagnosis is physical therapy. Make sure you have had a good round of physical therapy, and if that and behavior modification and stretching does not work along with the steroid injection, consider seeing someone else for more treatments including shoe modifications and bracing. ...Read more