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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

Epidural steroids: This entails injecting a potent anti-inflammatory medication into the outermost part of the spinal canal - the area outside the dura. Your provider can give you all the risks, benefits, and alternatives, but a needle is placed into the back so that the pain relieving medication can be delivered in the immediate area of the pain. ...Read more

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Kenalog (triamcinolone) allergy shot and pregnancy?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) allergy shot and pregnancy?

PREGNANCY: If mom is receiving allergy shots during pregnancy, then the amount must be minimal so that it will not affect pregnancy especially the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read more

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Leg cramps from steroid shots?

Leg cramps from steroid shots?

Possibly: High doses of Hydrocortisone et al. May be associated with lowered serum calcium, potassium, & magnesium levels, which may lead to leg cramps. The condition is usually self-limiting & requires no treatment (unless the steroid is continued). However, mineral supplementation (calcium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium) may ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Dose & Frequency: The use of kenalog injections is common for a wide variety of maladies. It is quite unlikely to cause weight gain in the usual way it is given. However, if the dose is very large and it is given frequently, side effects may occur. However, oral dosing of kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) can cause weight gain among other side effect that go along with corticosteroid use. ...Read more

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Are steroid shots painful?

Are steroid shots painful?

No: The only painful or uncomfortable sensation is the push of the steroid into your arm. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

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How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

They shouldn't : It is more likely that the cause of the weakness and muscle wasting is the reason you got the injection on the first place. You should follow up with your neurologist. ...Read more

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How to reverse kenalog 40mg/ml injection suspension 9triamcinolone0 inject 1 ml itramuscularly once side effects?

How to reverse kenalog 40mg/ml injection suspension 9triamcinolone0 inject 1 ml itramuscularly once side effects?

Reversal agent?: Haven't heard of any reversal agent for an intramuscular or intradermal injection of a corticosteroid medication like kenalog (triamcinolone). One's primary care doctor and the doctor who did the injection can work together to help treat side effects, whatever those might be. ...Read more

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Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

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Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

Yes: An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation. It is effective for sciatic pain. ...Read more

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Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Improves Pain: and decreases Inflammation around the nerve roots with hopes of Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk. ...Read more

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Does steroid injections cause impotence?

Does steroid injections cause impotence?

Steroids and ED: Steroids, when used long term, are known to reduce the body's production of testosterone. This in turn can result in decreased interest in sex as well as poorer erections. A short course of steroids whould not have the same effect. If you're concerned about an abrupt onset of erectile dysfunction at the same time as starting steroids, you may want to discuss other options, if available. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your age? Details of any symptoms or skin lesions? ...Read more

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Will predinsolone steroid affect microgynon 30?

Will predinsolone steroid affect microgynon 30?

Other way around: B"sd it is always a good idea as indeed certain medications can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills. Prednisone /prednisolone is not one of them. On the other hand OCP pills decrease the clearance prednisone and therefore result in higher blood levels, which may or may not be a problem depending on the condition being treated and duration of use. ...Read more

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Will a steroid shot for swollen tonsils effect my birth control shots?

Will a steroid shot for swollen tonsils effect my birth control shots?

Contraception: Usually a single shot of steroid should not interfere with your birth control however if you have spotting etc i would use back up contraception during mid cycle. ...Read more

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Long term effects from epidural steroid injections?

Pain relief: On the positive side the effect would be less pain and greater quality of life. Long term adverse effects are minimal. ...Read more

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Steroids (Definition)

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