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Dr. Harinder Gill
3 Doctors shared insights

Low Strength Steroid (Overview)

Low strength steroids are a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


Dr. Harinder Gill
3 Doctors shared insights

Low Strength Steroid (Overview)

Low strength steroids are a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

Better absorption &: I am assuming you are talking about sex steroids like Estradiol or testosterone. Fewer side effects are likely, because they do not go through the liver first.

If you are talking about corticosteroids, the medicine is on the skin at a higher concetration, sparing the body of steroid aside effects. They are used for inflammatory skin issues. Most forms are creams and ointments, not gels. ...Read more

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Gaining Strength (Checklist)

Lift weights: do eight to 12 reps per set of a weight that is heavy for you
3x week
Eat 30-40 grams of protein at least three to four times per day
daily
Consider protein powder, creatine, and nitric oxide
once
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My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else I can do?

My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else I can do?

If there is an: Inflammatory issue related to your current symptoms, then either of those 2 medications may help as long as you take them with food and probably not together to minimize any risk of gastrointestinal side effects. That is an unusual symptom but I assume your physician thoroughly evaluate you and is familiar with your medical history. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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What could be causing low free testosterone? Had two separate tests both where low. Fsh / LH normal, never used drugs/steroids.

What could be causing low free testosterone? Had two separate tests both where low. Fsh / LH normal, never used drugs/steroids.

High SHBG: So many reasons including obesity, type 2 diabetes, elevated shbg levels. Normal lh is relative. If yours is over 5 or 6, and your t is low, this may still be primary low t. If lh is 1, you may have secondary low t where pituitary is not sending proper signal to testicle. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
Once
Read all food labels
Once
Avoid foods with visible fat
Once
Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
Once
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I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout, also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?

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I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout, also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?

Dangerous: Steroids will cause more problems. You are better off doing nothing than take steroids. Steroids will cover up many symptoms of serious medial illness. You risk ending up delaying proper treatment in addition to causing long term toxicity. See a doctor and at least get your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
Once
Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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Can steroids kick in a thyroid in to let me gain wait I have tried everything

Can steroids kick in a thyroid in to let me gain wait I have tried everything

No: Steroid treatment is not appropriate for the purpose of weight gain. You should consider seeing your doctor to ensure you're healthy and then also a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Are topical steroids safe for women?

Are topical steroids safe for women?

Yes: The use of topical steroids is for a variety of cutaneous, mucosal and occular conditions to name a few. This also includes your pets. They are safe but like any medication you take they can have side effects. Theirs can include allergic reaction to the product, infection, tissue atrophy if you use too high a amount on thin skin. The safety is similar in women, men, children, pets, etc. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
daily
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How can one successfully/safely restart their natural hpta levels after doing a cycle of anavar oral steroids? Low libido, sex drive and ed

Consult your PCP: I would refrain from answering this question and you should refrain from asking questions about steroid cycle. This is not a steroid forum. If the steroids were prescribed to you by a licensed physician for legitimate reasons then you should consult that physician for your question otherwise consult your pcp. Answering questions like these would encourage illegal use of steroids by athletes ...Read more

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What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities.

Most causes would be treatable.

If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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What are the side effects of using steroids?

What are the side effects of using steroids?

Many & inevitable: With most medications, there are possible side effects. With steroids, they are guaranteed. The only question is which one. The lowest dose for the shortest period should be used, if there is no alternative. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
Have your medications adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What can I take 4 nasal congestion. Use o2 24/7 bcuz got mod - severe pulm hyprtn due 2 lupus. Have low immune system cuz long steroid use & no splen?

What can I take 4 nasal congestion. Use o2 24/7 bcuz got mod - severe pulm hyprtn due 2 lupus. Have low immune system cuz long steroid use & no splen?

Lupus and rhinitis: Patients with lupus tend to have nonallergic rhinitis. Whether allergic or nonallergic, you should first try otc saline nasal spray or neti pot using distilled water, antihistamines or decongestants. If no relief, ask your doctor for nasal steroids (like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) Veramyst or omnaris), nasal anticholinergics (like atrovent), nasal antihistamines (like astelin, Astepro or patanase). ...Read more

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How long do steroids last in your system, im on a 6 day reigamen.

Family practice: A short course of Prednisone will not not remaine in your system long. It's effect however will continue. It's a strong antiinflamatory. Helps with asthma, allergic reactions, or with joint pain. Any concerns discuss with your primary dr. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
once
Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
once
Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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Which steroid can help me build strength and muscle fast? I need to build a lot oF strength in. Short time window like a month and half

Which steroid can help me build strength and muscle fast? I need to build a lot oF strength in. Short time window like a month and half

Wrong site: We do not condone Anabolic steroids for muscle and or strenght gain.

Your best bet is to go to the gym, lift weights and eat the appropriate foods. Please know that Anabolic steroids cause far greater harm than good. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can we mix steroids and antiviral drugs?

Can we mix steroids and antiviral drugs?

Maybe: The answer to this question would depend on the exact medications you are referring to. Ask your physician or pharmacist if your medications will have any interactions. ...Read more

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How will non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose affect my health going forward?

How will non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose affect my health going forward?

Kidney and stomach: These are the two areas most affected. Nsaids can cause erosion of the stomach lining and lead to ulcers and bleeding. They can also cause acute renal failure, especially if taken in large doses. If everything looks fine after an overdose then there shouldn't be any long-term problems. ...Read more

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Which steroid can help me build strength and muscle fast? I need to build a lot oF strength in. Short time window like a month and half

Wrong site: We do not condone Anabolic steroids for muscle and or strenght gain.

Your best bet is to go to the gym, lift weights and eat the appropriate foods. Please know that Anabolic steroids cause far greater harm than good. Good Luck ...Read more

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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more