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Kenalog Injection For Allergies
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
Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more
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
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
Can Be: We typically use kenalog (triamcinolone) or a similar type of medication if a patient has an inflammed joint such as a knee or a shoulder. The drug is typically not used for longterm RA disease control. Again if injected into a knee for example, it can be quite helpful in reducing pain and swelling for example. ...Read more
Depends: The efficacy of allergy shots (immunotherapy) can be maximized by seeing a board certified allergist. Allergists receive extensive training in treating with allergy shots. In the right patient, they can be curative, and hopefully decrease or eliminate the need for allergy medications. Allergy drops have also been shown to be very effective, but are not yet fda approved. ...Read more
What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?
Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any topical cream steroid you will recommend for keloid before the kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?
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
Is an Injection containing Kenalog, (triamcinolone) Marcaine, and lidocaine is the same as having a steroid shot? For shoulder injury. I keep seeing to avoid kenalog (triamcinolone)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?
Yes: Emergency departments can treat this; you would be better off by going to a primary care physician and establishing a relationship for long-term care. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory : I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection. ...Read more