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Long Term Effects Of Hydrocortisone
What are the long term negative effects for hydrocortisone or prednisone? I know one is longer acting but what negative side effects do each have?
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The long term side effects are numerous depending on the individuals, duration, and dose. Major ones: Osteoporosis, cataract, diabetes, hypertension, adrenal suppression (stop working altogether). Some may have glaucoma. Weight gain at the belly and face, acne etc. Some immune suppression can be expect with high doses for months.
Prednisone has less sodium-retention effects (less low potassium) ...Read more
Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more
Elevated pressure in the eyes (glaucoma)
fluid retention, causing swelling in your lower legs
increased blood pressure
weight gain, with fat deposits in your abdomen, face and the back of your neck
when taking oral corticosteroids longer term, you may experience:
clouding of the lens in one or both eyes (cataracts)
high blood sugar. ...Read more
Cortisone: Depending on where you are applying it, the surface area is significant. And what do you consider long term use? ...Read more
No: However, overuse on the skin can lead to thinning of the layers of cells at the site and breakdown of the surface. Any med strong enough to do some good will have some potential side effects. ...Read more
How many days is consider long term use of hydrocortisone 1% on baby 4month. Doctor say apply affected area 2 a day. He has eczema. Keep coming back?
See allergist: Hydrocortisone applied on large portion of the body on a regular basis will likely cause systemic side effects given that the basic problem of eczema is an impairment in skin barrier function. You should consult an allergist to manage the eczema since the problem is unlikely to improve at least for a few years. In the meanwhile, be sure to apply moisturizer on the skin within 3 mins after bathing. ...Read more
Is there an alternative to 15mg hydrocortisone or is it the least potent steroid? Long term abx not clearing staph in bladder, dr wants me off hydro
See details: There is little difference in different cortisones. The risks depend on the dosage used and the length of time it is taken. ...Read more
How long does it take to get over effects of hydrocortisone after pituitary surgery. I have been taking it for 6 weeks. Now I am told I can stop it.
Hydrocortisone: It can take several weeks to months to get pass the side effects - you need to be tapered off the medication slowly over several days to weeks. ...Read more
How long will the effects of a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my hip to help with inflamation from sarcoidosis last?
7 days max: Never use steroids on face, neck or mucus membranes, for more than 7 days without medical supervision, to prevent side effects like steroid-induced acne. Once the condition responds to treatment stop. If it worsens or is not better in 7 days, see a doc. 10 days is the max length on other parts of the body. ...Read more
Days, maybe weeks: There is some variability here. Sometimes intravenous glucocorticoids only last a few hours. Other injections, notably DepoMedrol (methylprednisolone) can last longer when injected into areas thick with fat cells. Also consider that often orthopedic steroid injections (into joints) are used to treat local problems, but they also are absorbed into the system and can cause effects throughout the body. ...Read more
If it gets absorbed: In the first place, topical hydrocortisone doesn't get absorbed into the blood stream unless it is applied on a large surface area / covered after application with plastic or non porous material (occlusive dressing) or applied heavily in flexures (under breasts, armpits) and not left to dry, just be careful, don't exceed recommended dosage, if gets absorbed though takes ~ 16-24 hours to leave ...Read more
Ibuprofen and aloe: If sunburn is mild and focal, Hydrocortisone twice daily for a week can help. I find that Ibuprofen orally 4 times a day, and frequent application of aloe containing lotion has best efficacy. If more severe, your doctor may add a prescription strength topical steroid and/or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to opened areas. ...Read more
Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you apply it. If it is not improving after a few weeks it is time to try a more potent steroid. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Treatment most effective if matched to correct diagnosis. Failure to respond to azole + hc is frustrating. Castellani "paint" or antiperspirant are often effective for common problems. They sting, so your can rescue yourself by application of your original cream immediatly after. Involvement of other areas? Feet? Hands? You may get best result from oral prescription. ...Read more
Can my skin go back to normal after dicoloration from using cortizone (hydrocortisone) for long time?
How long after applying hydrocortisone to my baby's skin for her excema will I start noticing a difference? ...
Atopic dermatitis: There are many causes of atopic dermatitis (ad) often called eczema. Food triggers can be involved in up to 40% of cases. If your pediatrician is not comfortable doing a food allergy evaluation, see an allergist. Look for triggers causing the eczema before trying to find medicines to treat the symptoms. ...Read more
I have eczema and I've been using hydrocortisone from time to time whenever I needed to. How often or how long is it okay to use hydrocortisone?
Anal fissure?: No. The best treatment for anal fissure is to give two heaping tablespoons full of proctologist three times a day. All seriousness aside you need to have a proctologist look at this problem. ...Read more
Day or so: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream like all corticosteroids to become effective needs to be transported into the cytoplasm of the cell where it binds the steroid receptor. This is transported into nucleus and binds to another receptor. This affects mrna which then makes specific proteins. These proteins affect inflammatory mediators that leads to symptom improvement. This process takes 6-8 hours. ...Read more
See details: No more than 1-2 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
How is it to be on hydrocortisone all your life? Will I be able to do much sports (run 8km 5 times per week?), dance all night long and etc?
Vit D3: If you have to be on cortisone, make certain that your vitamin D3 level is 50-60 ng/ml or you will be prone to fragility fractures, especially of the spine. ...Read more
Hydrocort.& rashes: Usually the rashes should respond in 1-2 days and depending on the severity of them they should be gone in a few days. If they arenot repsonding well you need to see the doc to get re-evaluated. ...Read more
I still haven't noticed a difference in my rash after hydrocortisone cream? How long does it take to work?
Skin rash: There are a number of reasons why the Hydrocortisone cream does not work: you have not used it long enough, the Hydrocortisone is not strong enough and you need a prescription cortisone cream, the rash does not respond to cortisone and is a fungal rash and you need an anti fungal cream. I recommend you see your local dermatologist for help with your rash. ...Read more
How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)
Hi, had cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection to treat elbow tendonitus a week ago. When I bend elbow it pops at times, no pain. How long does it take to work?
How long does it take for a razor rash to go away? At first when it got it, it wasn't sure what it was so I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) on it daily. Some parts have gone away but it's still there. Got it probably two weeks ago.
Razor rash: It may take a couple of weeks more to go away completely ...Read more
No specific time: There is no specific time frame that a cortisone injection works. ...Read more