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Steroid Flare After Cortisone Shot
Diabetes and steroid: Hi. First of all, if you're diabetic and have albuminuria, you need to aggressively control your diabetes and blood pressure. And any glucocorticoid (cortisone, triamcinolone, etc) will aggravate blood glucose control for a period of time. Make sure you are aggressively controlling diabetes and blood pressure (from your med list, that might not be the case). ...Read more
My husband has been hurting from hip pain. He had a cortisone shot in his bursa and that didn't help. Then he had a steroid injection last week i?
Failed Treatment: After two steroid injections it is time to tell his physician that the treatment is not working. There is little here we can offer than to say it is time for a new treatment plan. ...Read more
Hello, I got a cortisone shot yesterday for my lower back pain and a prescription for an oral steroid pac (6) days. My back pain has gotten worse??
I assume you are: Asking why the cortisone injection made your back worse. Most times the injection helps the first few hours with pain relief due to local anesthetic and then a period of feeling worse due to the original pain PLUS the mild trauma induced by the needle, THEN feel better with cortisone the next 2 to 7 days. But do call your provider if you experience fever or excruciating pain after a few days. ...Read more
Had a cortisone shot in knee 4 weeks ago. It did not work as I had a flare. Got a 2nd shot a few days ago. How likely is the 2nd one to work?
God knows: Only God knows if that 2nd shot did not work. If the shot was given IN the joint, the problem may not be in the joint itself. For knee joint problems, the 1st injection usually has some positive effect. ...Read more
I've been on prednisone for 3 days for cystic acne, I ended it yesterday and suffer from flare up, can I get cortisone shot in flared up cyst?
Probably: Cystic acne is difficult to treat and I often find Prednisone for 3 days not effective. Prednisone, in general, doesn't work well long term or short term. We usually start with antibiotics, retinoids and a combo product of benz peroxide and clindamycin. A new product called aczone may also help. Injection may help with one spot not many. ...Read more
My knee was drained+given a cortisone shot 7 weeks ago. Knee still painful. Could the pain be just muscle pain+ not bad pseudogout flare/arthritis/tear?
Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.
Steroid shots: Steroid injections like Dexamethasone and Betamethasone are given to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery to help the babies lung mature faster. It is beneficial to give steroids in these circumstances. Cortisone is a different steroid and is not used for this purpose. If your doctor thinks that it is an appropriate use for your shoulder then it can be given. ...Read more
Depends: Why are you getting them? The reason for the shot is the determining factor. Usually a steroid shot in the back or into a joint is no more than every 3 months and that is usually the maximum and for good causes. Shot in the hip are the same and would need to know why! steroids are good meds but harmful if abuse or misused. It is often a way to get someone out of pain until a joint replacement. ...Read more
Yes: In fact I saw a case of this last week. ...Read more
See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time. ...Read more
Cortisone: It can at times if injected into the skin or very close under the skin. ...Read more
Yes, but....: System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis. Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies. ...Read more
Find cause: A baker's cyst almost always has some sort of underlying casue leading to irritation and inflammations of the joint tissues that then secrete the fluid and then - boom - cyst. The cortisone is just trying to settle down the inflammation. But you need to find out what is causing the inflammation and attack that problem. Then you should have more permanent relief of symptoms. ...Read more
Cortisone injection: Depends on the diagnosis. Cortisone will usually have an effect within 4-7 days. ...Read more
Go slow ok to be up:
Nothing aggressive for at least 3 days
but some walking is ok. ...Read more
See details: It should be improving in 6-8 hours and hopefully resolve by 24-48 hours. ...Read more
Cortisone: The answer to this is multifaceted -- often a cortisone injection into a joint will take some effect in 24-48 hours, however, responses to cortisone vary. Not all joint pain responds to cortisone -- if you have no improvement in 5-7 days, I would contact the physician who performed the injection. ...Read more
May be related to: Tension or a reaction to the cortisone. PLease contact your treating physician. ...Read more
Not enough info: Shot for what problem? Need more info. ...Read more
Calms inflammation.: Nobody uses cortisone anymore unless you are a horse. Everyone knows what it is though so we usually call steroid injections "cortisone". This is essentially equivalent to putting Ibuprofen right at the source of the inflammation. The inflammatory response is a chain reaction in our body. Steroid works a bit higher on the sequence of reactions and stops the inflammatory response. ...Read more
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