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Steroid Shot Atrophy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: Improvement is great diagnostic confirmation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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