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Long Acting Steroid Injection For Severe Allergic Reaction
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
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
Not emergency medica: It is not the first go to medication for an anaphylactic reaction. For a true reactio-Epinephrine is the way to go. Steroid shot aftr the initial care is said to help prevent rebound reactions which can sometimes happen. So-steroud should be used as an alternative to epinephrine. ...Read more
Extremely horrible reaction to cortisone injection and cortisone Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Are there any alternatives?
When used to treat severe skin allergic reactions, which is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects - Kenalog injection or a Medrol 4mg dosepak?
Wrong question: Depending on the problem there are various remedies. Neither injection nor tapered oral steroid is often the best approach. I never use either of these. ...Read more
Is it possible to have rebound symptoms after steroid treatment (IM Kenalog shot) for severe reaction to poison ivy & after initial rash has cleared?
How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?
Allergy duration: The duration of allergic symptoms are very variable. The type of reaction (ige vs. Igg), persistance of exposure, degree of sensitization, and comorbidities (other illnesses) can all affect the duration of symptoms. Therefore reactions can last from minutes to months. ...Read more
Which has lesser side effects for short term use for inflammation (1 week). Oral steroids like prednisolone/medrol or nsaid like ibuprofen/naproxen?
depends on product: For children over 12 years old, the usual dose for Claritin and zyrtec is 10 mg a day, for xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex 5 mg a day, while the dose for Allegra is 180 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day. Pediatric doses are based on age rather than weight. There are dose adjustments for liver and kidney disease. ...Read more
Less than one week: Typically, hives due to a medication will last for only a few days; two weeks tops. Medications that stay in the body for a few days could cause longer reactions. Adverse reactions to medications should always been discussed with and shown to the prescribing physician, so that the true cause is identified, and your chart is marked so you aren't given that medication again in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for seasonal allergies: nasal steroid sprays like Dymestra or steroid injections?
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
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
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
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