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Is it ok to take cortisone in pregnancy?

Is it ok to take cortisone in pregnancy?

Risk versus benefit: We would ideally like to avoid all medications in people who are pregnant. If the benefit is necessary, corticosteroids can be used in people. This can be done safely in people but interestingly not in certain animals. If you need to take corticosteroids then it is safe with pregnancy. We always are cautious with the use of corticosteroids in anybody pregnant or otherwise. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Steroids: The corticosteroid is absorbed into your system and you must check with your obstetrician before considering these injections or before taking any type of medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

CORTISONE: Cortisone shots if it needs to be given, it should not be during the first trimester of pregnancy. It might affect the baby no matter how small the dose ...Read more

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Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.

Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.

Steroid shots: Steroid injections like Dexamethasone and Betamethasone are given to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery to help the babies lung mature faster. It is beneficial to give steroids in these circumstances. Cortisone is a different steroid and is not used for this purpose. If your doctor thinks that it is an appropriate use for your shoulder then it can be given. ...Read more

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Why are some doctors telling me it's safe to get cortisone injections for cystic acne while trying to conceive and in pregnancy and some say it is not?

May not be safe: Adequate studies are not done. However, cortisone crosses the placenta and there may be an association between cleft palate in infants and first trimester use of systemic corticosteroid. Also, there may be fetal growth retardation. Given, the short duration of pregnancy, I would refrain from using Cortisone injections until after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for a allergic reaction during pregnancy?

Is it possible for you to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for a allergic reaction during pregnancy?

Category C: Which means: Animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies OR no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. maternal benefit; see pkg insert for drug-specific recommendations, topical application would be generally safe, safer towards second and third trimesters, don't exceed recommended dosage ...Read more

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How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

Cortisone injection : Depends on the diagnosis. Cortisone will usually have an effect within 4-7 days. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a cortisone shot in my hip to start working. ?

How long should it take for a cortisone shot in my hip to start working. ?

Cortisone: The answer to this is multifaceted -- often a cortisone injection into a joint will take some effect in 24-48 hours, however, responses to cortisone vary. Not all joint pain responds to cortisone -- if you have no improvement in 5-7 days, i would contact the physician who performed the injection. ...Read more

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How long will it take for cortisone to help my posion ivy?

How long will it take for cortisone to help my posion ivy?

As early as 6 hours: In severe cases of poison ivy/oak/summac, topical steroids may not work too well because of the blistering/fluid which reduces the absorption, so you may be given oral form. Oral Prednisone is very well absorb and can start taking effect as early as 6 hours. Calamide may help dry it out a bit quicker. The best treatment is prevention--learn your poisons and avoid them. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Can i take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Maybe: Depending on the cause of the pain, a cortisone injection may be very helpful. Rest, ice, a splint, and simple meds like advil or aleve (naproxen) should be used first. If that doesn't work, an injection may be considered. ...Read more

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Hello, Can a cortisone shot to knee take one week to take effect for pain to get better? Thank you

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Can a cortisone shot to knee take one week to take effect for pain to get better?

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Cortison shot: Hi, the immediate effect is from Lidociane used at the same time as Steroid injection, that usually wears off in couple of hours and the steroid starts taking affect in 3-5 days and can last for months. ...Read more

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Had cortisone shot in knee 3 days ago.Is it normal to still have pain or does it take longer for the shot to take into effect?How long does it take?

1-2 days: Usually, if a cortisone shot is going to work it usually takes about 1-2 days. If it did not work in your case you may want to contact your doctor to discuss other treatment options. ...Read more

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Can cortisone take 8 days to work?

Cortisone: Usually not but are you on the right dose and what are you trying to treat Dr.? ...Read more

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Please explain a diagnostic cortisone shot? I need to know if the shot takes away the pain does this mean internal problems? And if not then what

Please explain a diagnostic cortisone shot? I need to know if the shot takes away the pain does this mean internal problems? And if not then what

Drops inflammation: Cortisone injections, such as dexamethasone and depo medrol, act at the cellular level to reduce inflammation. It blocks the cytokines, lymphocytes (white blood cells), histamines, and other cells and chemicals involved in injury & inflammation. If the shot is effective then this is diagnostic for inflammation being present and being the major pathological process. ...Read more

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How long does it take for injected cortisone to leave the body? 20+ in 2011 w/ very bad reaction. Overall health has deteriotated past two years.

Check it out: Cortisone can be taken by mouth or injections, the cortisone itself will metabolize in the body in about24 hours, but the effects of this drug (depended for long you use it)could last long , some are reversible some are not. Please check it out may be you still reversible effect. ...Read more

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How to take a cortisone shot for carpal tunnel?

How to take a cortisone shot for carpal tunnel?

Option: This is an option for conservative treatment of cts. Safe to do, works for some. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots ever permanently take knee pain away? Is ir possible?

Do cortisone shots ever permanently take knee pain away? Is ir possible?

Unlikely: Depends. Most shots are for arthtitic conditions (degeneration, inflammation) and in these instances they provide temporary relief. In bursitis, often just below the knee, it can be a permanent fix. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the cortisone injection to work for hip bursitis?

How long does it take for the cortisone injection to work for hip bursitis?

Instantiously!: They missed the spot or have wrong idea as to how to treat you. Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more

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How much does it take torecover a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot?Pls illustrate where exactly the injection must be taken

How much does it take torecover a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot?Pls illustrate where exactly the injection must be taken

Very quick: I have had trigger finger injections. They do hurt a little. I use a cold spray on the skin to numb that area prior to doing the injection. The injection includes local anesthetic as well. Shot hurts less that the trigger finger locking up. Shot goes in the flexion crease where the finger meets the hand. Good luck. You can do it! ...Read more

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How muchtime does it take to recover from a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot, can you also explain where exactly it is taken?

Few days max: Sometimes can have what's known as a steroid flare where your pain becomes worse after getting a "cortisone" injection. Icing it and taking anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) helps; can also try topical creams. Talk to your doctor if its been more than a few days and not getting better. ...Read more

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