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How dangerous are corticosteroid injections like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone?

How dangerous are corticosteroid injections like kenalog (triamcinolone) or  prednisone?

Low risk: Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe. Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decreased bone mass or immune function or increase the risk of weight gain or cataracts. A one in a million risk is hip or knee joint damage. The watch word here is infrequent. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Kenalog (Definition)

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Is it possible for corticosteroid shots (like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone) cause cancer?

Is it possible for corticosteroid shots (like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone) cause cancer?

Oral Steroids: Oral steroids, more often than not, tend to be anti-tumor and are actually used quite frequently in chemotherapy regimens. Anabolic steroids used for nefarious means can lead to cysts and/or tumors, most often on the liver. Usually the doses and uses of Anabolic steroids are significantly higher than the medications of which you speak. And are often obtained in illegal ways increasing there danger. ...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!

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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Is kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase edible?

Is kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase edible?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase: This is used as an oral bandage to treat or cover sores/ulcers in the mouth. Swallowing small amounts used in this manor is not harmful. ...Read more

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Tell me kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects: Kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects are similar to all cortisone side effects such as ulcers, high blood pressure, diabetes and the list goes on. ...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 are the major kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

What are the major kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

Better, safer option: Can affect blood sugar, blood pressure, fluid retention, weight gain, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, destruction of shoulder and/or hip, candida infections, increase risks of other infections, decrease tumor surveillance. ...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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Can kenalog (triamcinolone) be used if im allergic to animals?

Yes, but think twice: Injections of the steroid kenalog (triamcinolone) are no longer considered standard of care for the treatment of allergies, especially allergic rhinitis. See an allergist for current treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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