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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Synalar (Overview)

Synalar is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Explain kenalog (triamcinolone) facet joint injections?

Explain kenalog (triamcinolone) facet joint injections?

Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The injection is delivered to the facet joint, the true synovial joints of the spine. Afcet joints problems are likely if you have pain with backward extension of your spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
6 doctors shared insights

Synalar (Overview)

Synalar is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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I have psoriasis in my ear and it is inflamed, I am using synalar (fluocinolone) otic. I am in pain, what can I do to bring the swelling down, and relieve the pain?

I have psoriasis in my ear and it is inflamed,  I am using synalar (fluocinolone) otic.  I am in pain, what can I do to bring the swelling down, and relieve the pain?

Sounds like infected: The pain and swelling could be caused by a bacterial or other infection. Those symptoms are not usually caused by the psoriasis. An anti-inflammatory might help the pain and swelling, but i think it'd be best to get medical attention. You might need an oral antibiotic or other precription medication(s). ...Read more

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Azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol uses?

Azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol uses?

Asthma and COPD: These drugs are the mainstay in treating asthma but also can be used in copd, bronchiectasis, exercise induced asthma and chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Very different: Nasal steroids such as fluticasone work best for nasal congestion and sinus inflammation, while antihistamines such as fexofenadine work better for itching and sneezing. Typically, if you're going to use only one medication, you'll do better with fluticasone than fexofenadine. ...Read more

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What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray , used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active ingredient is budesonide, it is only a prescription strength medicine ...Read more

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Does Flonase nasal spray cause avascular necrosis?

Does Flonase nasal spray cause avascular necrosis?

Probably Not: There is a theoretical concerns that any steroid cause avn. Having said that it would be distinctly unusual, if not un heard of, for normal doses of Flonase to cause avn. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream and clobetasol cream?

Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream is a medium/low potency topical steroid while clobetasol is a ultra-high potency topical steroid. Clobetasol is more likely to cause side effects like skin thinning, scarring, discoloration which can all be permanent. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is much less likley to cause this. However, clobetasol is far more powerful than locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate). They are used for different conditions in different locations. ...Read more

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Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Pretty good: Your physician may eventually add systemic Chloroquine or some other drug, and/or a topical agent such as tacrolimus. Discoid lupus can be a major nuisance and i hope that you are able to get a good result. ...Read more

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Which is stronger: astelin (azelastine) or patanase?

Which is stronger: astelin (azelastine) or patanase?

Have to try : Both are antihistamine nasal sprays, and both are effective. However, many people find that one works better than the other for them. The only way to tell which works best for you is to try each one for a month and compare. ...Read more

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Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effective treatment for nasal allergies and used on a regular basis. Drixine is available over the counter oxymetazoline, a nasal decongestant which works quickly but designed for short term use (less than 4-6 days) due to risk of rebound nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Is pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream, 0.1% the same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Is pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream, 0.1% the same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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Does nasacort (triamcinolone) helps asthma?

Does nasacort (triamcinolone) helps asthma?

Somewhat: There are some studies that show that controlling upper airway allergies do help mitigate lower airway symptoms. Not as much as standard drugs for asthma, such as bronchodilators, inhaled (lung) steroids, leukotriene modifiers, oral steroids, etc. But the concept of "united airways" is an important one. ...Read more

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How similar are monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Not similar: They are entirely different treatments for the same disease (allergic rhinitis). One is an oral antihistamine (fexofenadine), while the other is a nasal steroid spray (fluticasone). Both are relatively effective, and can actually be used together. ...Read more

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What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray useful for?

What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray useful for?

Nasal allergies: This spray, when used daily, is very good for nasal allergies and for people who have chronic congestion w/o documented allergies. It treats nasal congestion, itch, sneezing and runny nose. ...Read more

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Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

LIDOCAINE: Not likely but some preps are made for skin and others are made for mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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