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Doctor insights on: Stariod Injection For Lung Groth

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Are steroid injections which are given to mature babies lungs. Harmful to unborn?

Are steroid injections which are given to mature babies lungs. Harmful to unborn?

No: The steroid used is specific to stabilizing membranes & improving lung production of surfactant. It mimics what happens naturally when if mom develops high blood pressure & natural stress steroids speed lung maturity. It is only given at specific gestation's where research shows it will help. No long term negatives are seen for baby. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I have been getting multi transmorble steroid spinal epidural injections and my chest is tight I've been menstruating for 22 days whst can this be?

I have been getting multi transmorble steroid spinal epidural injections and my chest is tight I've been menstruating for 22 days whst can this be?

Sorry but say again?: I understand steroid spinal epidural injections but can't even hazard a guess as to what "transmorble" means. A steroid "flush" as a side effect in the face and chest could include tightness ; menstrual changes can occur so contact whoever injected you to better find out what may be going on. These symptoms usually settle down after a few days....22 days seems a bit much to me. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a steroid dexamethasone effect your lungs in a bad way or in anyway?

Does a steroid dexamethasone effect your lungs in a bad way or in anyway?

No: It will not affect your lungs in a bad way, as long as it is taken for short periods of time (days to a few weeks). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fetus's lungs to mature when taking steroid shots?

How long does it take for a fetus's lungs to mature when taking steroid shots?

Depends: Depends on the age of the fetus but if you are talking about near term >35 weeks, about 24-48 hours of steroids. If fetus is younger 32-34 weeks, more like 72 hours. Even term infants do not have mature lungs, lungs continue to develop until the child is about 2 years old! ...Read more

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What is happening inside the lungs to the steroid inhaled regularly if it is not absorbed systemic.?

% of ICS's absorbed: Assuming that you are referring to inhaled corticosteroids for asthma or copd, what gets into the lungs is absorbed systemically and ultimately inactivated by the liver. The amount of steroid absorbed is usually small enough to have minimal risk of systematic adverse effects. As with all medications the benefit/risk profile needs to be considered. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fetal lungs mature after steroid shots?

How long does it take for a fetal lungs mature after steroid shots?

24 hrs to one week: Steroid injections given to women at risk of delivering premature babies help fetal lung maturity within 24 hrs and lasts for week. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a fetus's lung to mature when taking steroid shots?

How long should it take for a fetus's lung to mature when taking steroid shots?

1-2 days.: After 1-2 days from the first Betamethasone shot there is fetal lung maturation; it is maximal for 2-7 days and dissipates after 10-14 days. ...Read more

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If baby was delivered at 35wks and no help was needed for breathing / lungs (steroid or incubator), could the due date be off?

If baby was delivered at 35wks and no help was needed for breathing / lungs (steroid or incubator), could the due date be off?

Maybe, maybe not: I have known of premature infants born as early as 31 weeks that had no breathing issues. This is quite variable. There are several ways a physician can review the physical features of the infant after delivery & decide if the dates were off or the kid was early but lucky. Discuss this with the doc. ...Read more

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Do steroid inhalers make your lungs stronger in the long run. I have copd. Don't use inhalers.

Do steroid inhalers make your lungs stronger in the long run. I have copd. Don't use inhalers.

Steroids: The ability of the inhalers to work depend mostly on the degree or amount of lung disease. If you have significant lung involvement, the inhalers will only relieve symptoms and not reverse any lung damage. ...Read more

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L am on steroid ihave gain 12kg in 3months what can I do to control on it now my body weight is121kg. Lam having sarcodasisin lungs &nurasarcodosis

L am on steroid ihave gain 12kg in 3months what can I do to control on it now my body weight is121kg. Lam having sarcodasisin lungs &nurasarcodosis

Alternative drug?: May use a "steroid sparing drug" to decrease the need of steroid, in sarcoidosis of the nervous system Hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) works best. Steroids make you gain mostly by increasing appetite and making you lazy and slugish, both can be helped, to a certain extent, by will power and vanity! ...Read more

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I have some pretty severe lung disorders and am prescribed steroids quite often. I've noticed over the last year that while on steroid therapy, I have?

Get answers: Find a physician who will talk with you about your condition, choices and medications. Take time to find answers. Steroids, thankfully, are effective - but they have strange and possibly serious side effects. Don't give up on finding guidance. Psychotherapy with a health psychologist might help too. ...Read more

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My lungs are very congested and im on a z pac can I take a steroid with it I am also on 2 liter of o2 but only at nite?

My lungs are very congested and im on a z pac can I take a steroid with it I am also on 2 liter of o2 but only at nite?

Doctor's decision: It certainly is ok. It has to be at the decision of your doctor, he knows your risks and your condition so he knows your needs. He would also know the scheduling and tapering, so talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Needs a Mucolytic: The best way to mobilize 'stuck' phlegm is to try a mucolytic. WATER actually works pretty well- so I would hydrate, hydrate, hydrate as the first thing... Then, you could try over the counter Guaifenesin which can speed up the heart as a side effect, but should thin things out. What I personally use is HOT CHILI - the spice -if you like spicy foods. A steroid inhaler would help the asthma, yes. ...Read more

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Severe sunburn on chest went to dr yesterday he gave steroid topical it burns when putting on and is drying skin out what else can I use for on skin?

Severe sunburn on chest went to dr yesterday he gave steroid topical it burns when putting on and is drying skin out what else can I use for on skin?

Moisturizer: Steroid creams do burn when applied. Skip the steroid and keep the skin moisturized with a heavy lotion. Wear a cotton T shirt or similar soft, light clothing. It will get better. Remember next time to put sunscreen on all exposed skin! ...Read more

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Keloids chest-steroid injctions x 2.Flat but 2months on area is red, older keloids that went away years ago are growing back aswell as small new ones?

Chronic cellulitis: What type of steroid is being used - kenalog, (triamcinolone) celestone, etc? I would be happy to view a camera phone shot. Have antibiotics been used to treat the reddened area? Thank you for allowing me to consider your questions. ...Read more

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I have chest keloid. I injected steroid shot three times with limited results. Any ideas?

I have chest keloid. I injected steroid shot three times with limited results. Any ideas?

Refractory Keloid: You can excise the keloid then radiate the area. You need to see a board certified plastic surgeon and radiation oncologist. There are associated risks but it decreases the rate of recurrence. ...Read more

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Sir I have also chest problem. Like gynecomastia. Because iam use steroid for body building...What should I do for reduce that. Please help me sir?

Sir I have also chest problem. Like gynecomastia. Because iam use steroid for body building...What should I do for reduce that. Please help me sir?

Stop steroids: Seriously. Stop the steroids! That is one of the most common side effects. Plus Anabolic steroids for body building cause many other health problems like heart disease, acne, small testicles, infertility, aggression, etc. Stop the steroids, the gynecomastia will resolve. ...Read more

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7mnth baby recoverd from chest wheez 2wks bak now again has developed wheez without too mch coughing. She had eczema tht goes with steroid. Asthma?

7mnth baby recoverd from chest wheez 2wks bak now again has developed wheez without too mch coughing. She had eczema tht goes with steroid. Asthma?

Needs 2 c an allergist: Kindly look for an allergist in your area, or a pediatrician experienced with atopy, your baby seems atopic with 2 systems affected, the respiratory tract and the skin, meanwhile you need controller therapy for the asthma, good skin care: bathing with cream soap, moisturizing the skin right after, and take care of nasal problems/reflux if present, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist ...Read more

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Left hip pain x 2 yrs. Done: chiro, pt, steroid inj. & oral - no relief. Int. & ext rotation hurts. Unable to raise knee to chest. Capsulitis maybe?

Left hip pain x 2 yrs. Done: chiro, pt, steroid inj. & oral - no relief. Int. & ext rotation hurts. Unable to raise knee to chest. Capsulitis maybe?

Arthritis: Your symptoms suggest osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Painful motion is typical early as is pain w/ weight bearing. As the arthritis progresses loss of internal rotation is often found on physical exam. Pain in groin, thigh and buttock are characteristic. Some patients note difficulty tying shoes and similar motions... Time to see an orthopedic surgeon for examination, x-rays and treatment! Gl! ...Read more

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5 month old chest cough due to virus, took 3 days bretaped oral steroid friday. Still coughing temp 37.7. How long can cough last? Vaccines due... Ok?

5 month old chest cough due to virus, took 3 days bretaped oral steroid friday. Still coughing temp 37.7. How long can cough last? Vaccines due... Ok?

Vacicnes-no: Coughing can last 7-10 days from a virus. Steroids indicate there was probably wheezing as well. If the cough is the same as when steroids started then be seen again to be sure the wheezing is gone. I prefer not to vaccinate until the illness is resolved. I do not llke to overtax the immune system. ...Read more

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I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

Caution!: That is a very potent steroid cream, usually not prescribed for continuous use. It can cause your skin to thin, blood vessels to change, loss of normal elasticity, worsening of skin infections, and rarely can cause systemic symptoms. This is less likely with use on just a "small" part of skin, but small is a relative term! It usually does not shrink keloids. Better would be steroid injected directly. ...Read more

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My wife and I have a cough with thick brwn/grey mucus, chest pain and tightness, fever going on 4-5 weeks. Dr gave antibiotic, steroid, inh. No Help?

My wife and I have a cough with thick brwn/grey mucus, chest pain and tightness, fever going on 4-5 weeks. Dr gave antibiotic, steroid, inh. No Help?

See your doc: Multiple possibilities for your lingering symptoms, from antibiotic failure to reinfection/ coinfection. Would recommend that you let your prescriber know. Make sure both yourself and your wife seek medical attention. ...Read more