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Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be the one to make that call. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Kenalog (Definition)

Kenalog is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Which are the risks of using Kenalog injection with lidocaine for shoulder injury I am 25 weeks pregnant?

Which are the risks of using Kenalog injection with lidocaine for shoulder injury I am 25 weeks pregnant?

Injections during pregnancy: The risk of the medicines used joint injections to cause any injury during pregnancy are minimal. When we use corticosteroids for injections, these agents for the most part remain in the joint and surrounding structures. Even if absorbed systemically, this class of steroids are not metabolized by the fetus. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Shoulders: Basic general term for most articular injections is "Steroid " shot. The actual components vary but usually involve some anesthetic and some type of cortisone preparation( they vary depending on the strength or potency) ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment, had a shot of Lidocaine and Kenalog (triamcinolone). What other treatment options are there?

I was diagnosed with anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment, had a shot of Lidocaine and Kenalog (triamcinolone). What other treatment options are there?

Any nerve: Hopefully someone is also using one of the neuropathic pain meds you should have had at least 50% pain relief for 6 wks to have another. Be careful with nerve destruction because there can be a severe neuritis happen with a peripheral nerve ...Read more

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What will happen if a person is injected triamcinolone acetonide with xylocaine (lidocaine) even if they don't have any scar tissue problem?

As far: The shot is indicated and the technique is correct, you should be safe. Sometimes the steroid could cause fat atrophy, specially if given too superficial. ...Read more

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My surgeon injected triamcinolone acetonide with xylocaine (lidocaine) 5 days before but still there is pain and swelling in that area. What should I do?

My surgeon injected triamcinolone acetonide with xylocaine (lidocaine) 5 days before but still there is pain and swelling in that area. What should I do?

Talk to surgeon : It is probably best to consult the same doctor who performed the injection, who already knows you, the indications and who can compare the current status with what he had seen before. He can also rule out or treat the unlikely complications, like infection, for example. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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How dangerous would a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection be?

How dangerous would a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection be?

Minimal: If the kenalog (triamcinolone) is to be used for a joint injection and the injection is done under sterile conditions, there is little danger for the kenalog (triamcinolone) injection. It also be given as an injection intramuscularly to reduce inflammatory symptoms and again is not typically dangerous. Diabetics might see a rise in glucose levels for a short time. ...Read more

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How long does Kenalog (triamcinolone) 40 injection stay in your system?

Injected WHERE?: Injected into muscle it lasts about 1 month. Injected into a joint it lasts longer. It is not possible to be any more exact about duration of therapeutic activity in a joint. ...Read more

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I think I have a dent in my butt after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?

I think I have a  dent in my butt after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?

Possible: A side effect of kenalog (triamcinolone) and other steroids can be atrophy or loss of tissue just below the skin where the injection was given. Steroids that are injected can also cause a loss of pigment to the skin where the injection was given. These are not common problems but they can occur. ...Read more

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How long after an intramuscular Kenalog injection until the medication and/or its effects are completely cleared from the body?

2-3 weeks: This depends in part on how much you got. So if you know the side effects from her flushing those go away fairly quickly it depends what you're getting the Kenalog for ...Read more

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How long do the effects of an intramuscular Kenalog injection typically last? How long before the medication is totally cleared from the body?

Two weeks: is a guestimate. Possibly longer. Kenalog is not a drug of abuse nor does it have many side effects, so wondering why you are concerned about total body clearance? You can look up patient information for Kenalog online. ...Read more

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Is abnormal fat distribution a side effect of a Kenalog injection? More likely with longterm use/multiple doses or just as likely w/single shot?

LONG TERM: use of steroids may result in abnormal fat distribution ie: "Cushings" syndrome. Kenalog is a steroid.....This does NOT occur with a single shot! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi, a Dr. recommended me to get 'lidocaine to the nerve';which I understood to be an injection for pain to the right testicle.Is this safe and needed?

Here are some...: Intractable testicular pain after ruling out infection, inflammation, torsion, etc., may require further diagnostic and therapeutic effort with local nerve block with lidocaine. Furthermore, cutting off the offending nerve fiber (neurectomy) may be even required for long-term treatment. Remember: Nothing is free but everything always comes with its consequence. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine injections in the wrist hurt?

Yes: The initial injection will cause burning and some pain prior to the anesthetic effect taking effect. ...Read more

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Can you feel the effects of a lidocaine injection when you take suboxone?

Lidocaine : Hello , there should be no direct interaction between the two drugs you should feel the lidocaine. Lidocaine acts locally where it is placed , suboxone works in the central brain. ...Read more

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I'm going to have surgery soon and am wanting to know if the injection (lidocaine) hurts and how much?

I'm going to have surgery soon and am wanting to know if the injection (lidocaine) hurts and how much?

Likely: Most of the local anesthetics cause some pain when they are injected in sensitive areas of the body. It usually hurts first after injected and the it goes away. Different people experience pain different ways so some think it hurts a lot, some are ok. ...Read more