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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 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

Not an issue.: Flonase has shown to be quite safe (as all nasal steroids are) if used with the proper technique and in the recommended dose. It will unlikely cause any systemic side effects. No special monitoring is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Ever used a corticosteroid like Flonase and not seen results?

Ever used a corticosteroid like Flonase and not seen results?

Sure: Intranasal steroid such as Flonase usually help minimize seasonal allergies. However, not everyone benefits. ...Read more

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I'm currently using fluticasone for sinus congestion and Qvar for asthma - both are corticosteroids. Is it safe to use NasalCrom (cromolyn) too?

I'm currently using fluticasone for sinus congestion and Qvar for asthma - both are corticosteroids. Is it safe to use NasalCrom (cromolyn) too?

Yes: Nasalcrom has little or no side effects (rarely a rash perhaps) and thus can be safely used with other nasal medications. It is not a steroid or antihistamine. However I think adding a nasal antihistamine will likely work better. ...Read more

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What are corticosteroids?

What are corticosteroids?

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

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Is corticosteroid a drug classification? Please advise!

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroids cause weight gain?

Why do corticosteroids cause weight gain?

Water: The simple answer is that they can cause the body to retain fluids, or water. Usually if you are only taking the medicine for a short time this is not an issue. When you take steroids for long periods of time then there are a number of side effects that may occur. ...Read more

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Can corticosteroids for keloids cause glaucoma?

Can corticosteroids for keloids cause glaucoma?

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

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Which corticosteroid ointment is best for eczema.

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

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What can I use to get corticosteroid out of scalp?

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

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What are the uses of corticosteroid or methotrexate?

What are the uses of corticosteroid or methotrexate?

Many: Steroids are used for inflammation, rashes, prior to chemotherapy, treatment of autoimmune disorders.

Methotrexate is used for autoimmune disorders and for treatment of certain cancers. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a corticosteroid shot while pregnant?

Is it okay to get a corticosteroid shot while pregnant?

Talk to your Doc: The use of any medication involves risk. The use of a medication in pregnancy involve some added risk b/c of the fetus. The decision to use a medication in pregnancy needs to be balanced between the risk of the medication used and the risk of not using the medication. ...Read more

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What skin conditions is corticosteroids supposed to treat?

What skin conditions is corticosteroids supposed to treat?

Inflamation: They are used to treat topical dermatologic inflammatory issues, such as contact dermatitis for example. ...Read more

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Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Steroids: Fluid retention, weight gain, affects from the adrenal glands and this by-product trigger increased salt retained which increases blood pressure, and many other mechanisms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

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

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If am taking corticosteroids. Will it increase growth hormone?

If am taking corticosteroids. Will it increase growth hormone?

No: Just the opposite, it can cause growth suppression by antagonistic effect to hgh

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc297190/. ...Read more

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Do people take an antihistamine and a corticosteroid at the same time?

Yes: And the treatment should be under medical guidance, dosage of steroids need to be dictated by your treating physician. ...Read more

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How to know when do the effects of prednisolone (corticosteroid)start wearing off?

How to know when do the effects of prednisolone (corticosteroid)start wearing off?

Need more info: Why are you taking Prednisone and what dose are you taking? Need more specifics to be able to provide an answer. ...Read more

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What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

See details: Chronic corticosteroid use causes weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, cataracts, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, infections and several other side effects. ...Read more

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What can I do so my friend treats her lupus without gaining weight on the corticosteroids?

What can I do so my friend treats her lupus without gaining weight on the corticosteroids?

See below: Sometimes you have to be on Prednisone to treat lupus depending on what is going on. That being said exercise and diet are key to minimize the weight gain from prednisone. ...Read more

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Can a short 6mon tapered bout of corticosteroids worsen insulin sensitivity thereafter w/o causing full blown diabetes?

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

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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

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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)?

3-5 days: 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.

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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

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Corticosteroid Drug (Definition)

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