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


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Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a MRI for my shoulder pain. It came back with nothing wrong. I was given a steroid medication b4 mri?

What to do if I had a MRI for my shoulder pain. It came back with nothing wrong. I was given a steroid medication b4 mri?

Shoulder pain: There are many causes of shoulder pain that do not show up on MRI. If the steroid is injected into the shoulder and an MRI is done immediately after, the study may show some fluid (the steroid that was injected) in the shoulder. Steroid however, will not reduce the sensitivity of an MRI study in finding shoulder problems. It sounds like you may benefit from a good shoulder examination. ...Read more

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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery?

How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery?

Well usually,: Anti inflammatory drops are used to slow or suppress the scarring (bad form of healing) reaction that can occur after refractive surgery. It can also alleviate discomfort. There are a wide variety of very effective steroid and non steroidal agents that can be used after refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Very little: Almost nil. Some people who are very sensitive to steroids say they may feel a little difference, but normally systemic spread is very very little, if at all. ...Read more

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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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I'm 25 with avascular necrosis (bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! Reason?

ETOH?: Trauma is a common cause. Steroid use & etoh abuse are next. Heredity and other diseases can cause it as well. Otherwise it is idiopathic. ...Read more

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Are there any successful non steroid / corticosteroid medication for asthmatics? Answer please!

Are there any successful non steroid / corticosteroid medication for asthmatics? Answer please!

Steroids for asthma: Hi medius6, in terms of steroids, there are many options out there for treatment of asthma. There are inhalers, pills, and iv forms used. Your doctor will likely recommend a steroid inhaler for persistent asthma symptoms to take once to twice a day. Saving the pills and iv drugs for the bad times. Bronchodilators (not steroids)like albuterol, are a mainstay of treatment as well. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My nose bone hurts feels swollen I'm really congested and u can hear it in my voice think it sinus might need steroids and medication.

My nose bone hurts feels swollen I'm really congested and u can hear it in my voice think it sinus might need steroids and medication.

Nasal congestion: We don't know anything about you, not even your age let alone medical history. Sounds like this may be a recurrent or chronic problem as you have already suggested treatment for it. Please consult your doctor or discuss concerns with your parents. ...Read more

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Besides steroids what other medications are used to treat sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis rx: Many if not most cases of sarcoidosis don't require any treatment. Other meds used to treat sarcoidosis that is active include plaquenil, methotrexate, and Remicade (infliximab) among others. Any medicine that suppresses the immune system can help though all have varying side effect profiles and monitoring requirements but most have fewer side effects than steroids. ...Read more

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Will an epidural in my lower back cause a gain in weight, due to the steroid in the medication?

Yes/No: Generally steroids can cause your to retain water, which may make weight gain appear. This is usually reversible once steroid wears off. However, steroid also make you hungry and if you eat more because of that then that weight is real and will take diet and exercise to remove. ...Read more

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Can steroid anti-inflammatory medications cause GI upset?

Yes: Corticosteroids an cause gastric pain, gastric ulcers, gastrointestinal cramps and bleeding. ...Read more

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I have bells palsy. Do I need to keep taking steroids and viruses medication past ten days?

NO: Based on recently published guidelines, treatment with steroids or antiviral agents more than 7 to 10days has no additional benefits and is not recommended. ...Read more

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Would an epidural in my lower back cause weight gain, due to the steroid in the medication?

Steroid: One dose of steroid won't affect your weight gain.

More importantly the steroid may not be controlling your back pain and you need a follow-up visit with the doctor taking care of back pain.

If you are gaining wait you need to go on a diet. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for over two years. I have been treated with inhalers, steroid, anti drip medications, antihistamines, zpac you name it. It has?

I've had a cough for over two years. I have been treated with inhalers, steroid, anti drip medications, antihistamines, zpac you name it. It has?

GERD?: Have you been evaluated for gerd? This can also contribute to bronchospasm and result in cough. It is not likely to be due to infection if it has been present for 2 years. If you are smoking, you need to quit. You may need pulmonary function testing to rule out copd, especially if you have smoked. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Still Possible: Steroids decrease our ability to heal and fight infection. Depending on the dose, you still may be able to have a mentoplasty. I would consult with a well respected facial plastic surgeon who can coordinate things with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Healing: Steriods generally slow down the healing process as they affect the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a major protein made by the body in healing and forming scars. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon who may or may not want you to be off the steroid for a period of time around the surgery. ...Read more

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I've had turbinate reductions surgery but a sniffly nose and sneezing still persist. Should I go back on allergy medication (steroids)?

I've had turbinate reductions surgery but a sniffly nose and sneezing still persist. Should I go back on allergy medication (steroids)?

You should resume: Your surgery reduced the swelling of the turbinates (normal structures inside your nose), but did not remove the cause for the swelling, which is allergy and possibly air pollution and other, non-allergic factors. If you don't resume your inhaled nasal steroids, you will be return to where you were before the surgery within a few months, if lucky, within a few years. ...Read more

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About a month ago, I was sick and prescribed ~6 medications (antibiotics, steroids, some OTCs) - I'm 5 days late; could this be an affect of meds?

About a month ago, I was sick and prescribed ~6 medications (antibiotics, steroids, some OTCs) - I'm 5 days late; could this be an affect of meds?

Yes: Illness can cause your period to come late or to miss a period completely. However, if you had unprotected sex since your last period, then you should check a home pregnancy test. Take Care1 ...Read more

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I have brainstem inflammation and looking for an alternative medication to steroids can you help please?

I have brainstem inflammation and looking for an alternative medication to steroids can you help please?

It depends...: The cause of your brainstem inflammation most often will determine what treatment options are available. Some are treatable by medication other than steroids. ...Read more

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Can medications with steroids in them cause weight gain? Are they dangerous to a person's overall health?

YES: Yes they can cause weight gain and yes they can cause a number of other medical illnesses including (but not limited to);
diabetes, decreased immunity, decreased wound healing, mental disorders, insomnia. .. It's a long list. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to inhale asthma medications with steroids inside?

Is it dangerous to inhale asthma medications with steroids inside?

No: It is dangerous however, to let asthma symptoms go untreated. If one needs a rescue inhaler (albuterol) more than twice a week on a regular basis, and the rescue inhaler is used for more than just vigorous activity, that is a sign that asthma is poorly controlled. A controller medication like an inhaled steroid and/ or singulair (montelukast) is needed;. ...Read more

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How to get rid of puffy nipples? I'm 24 male and bodybuilder. Never user any medications or steroids....

This is: A form of mild gynecomastia. See a plastic surgeon for a consultation - it may respond to liposuction or a removal of the excess glandular tissue. ...Read more

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I've started getting headaches every day (most)I suspect medication overuse because I use a non steroidal on those days. How long would it take 2 impove?

I've started getting headaches every day (most)I suspect medication overuse because I use a non steroidal on those days. How long would it take 2 impove?

Ok: Try switching to Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or let it ride with no treatment for few days. If pain a result of the Nonsteroidal then I suspect discontinuation should lead to improvement within 4 to 48 hours ...Read more