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Side Effects Of Cortizone Shots
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 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
The following: Complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization ...Read more
Not much: Rarely, the steroid crystals can cause a mild inflammatory response but this is brief. Repeated injections into the same area over a short period can rarely cause damage to the tissue or joint. ...Read more
Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?
See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain after injection but that is temporary. The benefits involve the injection's ability to resolve the area of inflammatory and relieve pain. ...Read more
I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago, is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago. Is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I have this spot on my upper arm (in the general area I received the co
Yes: Yes - one of the side effects to corticosteroid (i.e. Cortisone) injections is lipoatrophy. Lipoatrophy is the medical term for loss of fat under the skin. The steroid medicine can dissolve the fat under the skin and cause a depression, or scar. It can also affect the cells that make pigment, so that the overlying skin can look lighter. This side effect typically occurs several months after the injection and can progress, somewaht, over several months. In many patients, the area can fill back in with fat cells, but this can take several years. It is purely a cosmetic blemish and may very well improve with time. ...Read more
What are the negatives effects of cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots? I'm worried about side effects.
Steroid side effects: Corticosteroids, whether by injection, iv, or oral administrationhave similar side effect, except that the im injection can cause localized muscle atrophy. Steroids side effect are generally cumulative, the more you get the greater the risk; fluid retention, weight gain, phsychosis, brittleness of bones, osteoporosis, increase risk of diabetes, adrenal suppression, increase infection and tumor. ...Read more
What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.
How long does prednisone side effects last for 40mg taken for 3 days. Also had cortisone shot two days before staring prednisone for back?
Probably: The side effects usually subside inGet a more detailed answer ›
I have an acne scar for about a year and a half now on my nose. My dermatologist suggested a cortisone shot. Are there any side effects to the shot?
Not really: Cortisone shots carry little risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do not scrub it: See a plastic dermatologist or plastics specialist, and never use it again on or near face. See prior answers about this topic. A caution and comment about the fact that you mentioned an ointment. How potent a topical steroid is has an enormous amount to do with if it's in cream form (milder) or ointment form (much more potent); if use occlusive dressing over it, then ten times more potent. ...Read more
I was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?
Relatively safe: Cortisone creams can be used to treat the inflammation associated with facial eczema in a baby. Problems arise (scarring, atrophy, telangiectasia, etc) with prolonged use - greater than 3+ consecutive weeks at a time. Make sure there is a dermatologist involved in the management of the severe facial eczema that you report to make sure that the best treatment is being applied. ...Read more
Cortisone pills alleviate skin dermatitis. What are the side effects if used for a week to clear skin?
How long does the side effects of cortisone injections last? Its been 3 weeks and 2 ER trips and I'm on more meds now then before.
Safe injection with:
Few complication if it done right,
death of nearby, joint infection, skin and soft tissue thinning around injection site, temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint 'cortisone flare, tendon weakening or rupture, thinning of nearby bone (osteoporosis), whitening or lightening of the skin around injection site, transient increase in blood sugar level, allergic reaction to some component ...Read more
Tried everything for plantar fascitis. Has gotten better, but still not gone. I want to get cortisone injection. Benefits? Side effects? Causeitworse?
Plantar Fascitis: Has many treatment options and injections are just one way. With injection 1 of 3 things will happen. It will help, won't help at all or help for a short time. Be sure to see podiatrist for all treatment options. ...Read more
Overuse of...: ...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks. Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely. ...Read more
Any way to rid my body of cortisone quicker? I have had bad side effects as a result of a lumbar infiltration, any way I can help to get it out?
Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any way to remove a cortisone (there are several types or cortisones) injection after a person's been injected. If there are an unusual amount of side effects, one's primary care doctor and the doctor who injected the medication can help lessen the side effects, if necessary. Hopefully, the cortisone is working well for the purpose in was injected. ...Read more
Was told nasal sprays has less side effects than oral or cortisone injections, but what if I use the nasal sprays for more than 10 yrs?
Make the membranes inflamed and less responsive to effective repair.
Not a good idea at all.
Find out why you might need this type of help and treat the cause rather than the symptom. ...Read more
Hi dr my father have this weird cortisone side effects I need some help with that and FYI he don't want to goto a doctor he is treating himself and taking more cortisone cream all of these things aren't useful to his body?
Symptoms: Please list the symptoms so we can better help you! ...Read more
The doctor said he will give my father a cortisone injection in his shoulder coz it always hurts does this have side effects my father is 57 and fat?
I have a rash on my face and neck. Originally thought it was side effects of a supplement. Responded to cortisone. Now it's flared up again? Can I send pics?
Yes: You need to start consult, but sending pic good way to start finding out what is wrong ...Read more
Are there any risks or possible side effects when using cortisone cream to treat inflamed ear tubes in a 17 month old?
Please don't!: Please don't put any cream, ointment, or liquid into the ear canal, particularly with tubes through ear drums. There are only few suspensions appropriate for a perforated ear drum should it become infected. Please discuss with baby's doctor. A hole means no barrier to the inner ear. Any medication not specifically approved for use in this situation could cause hearing and other damage. ...Read more
Yes, possibly: All medications have side effects. You don't necessarily get them all or even any. Hydrocortisone cream is a steroid - which has many potential side effects. But if you need it, you need it. Doctors always weight the benefits to the potential harm of any treatment. Steroid creams can cause thinning of skin, localized bleeding, increased risk of infection, & increased blood sugar among others. ...Read more