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Taking Corticosteroid Medication
A few months: Your body makes the equivalent of 12 mg of Prednisone daily. Once the amount of Prednisone you are taking is less than that, say 10 mg, your moon facies should begin to resolve. It should go away faster if you are completely weaned off Prednisone as opposed to remaining on a low dose. Figure 3-12 months depending on individual variation but it will happen. ...Read more
Are there any other causes of redness on the face associated with mild/moderate topical corticosteroid use apart from RSS from TSA?
Kindly decipher: What do you mean by RSS and TSA? ...Read more
There are many long term side effects of steroid use. Here are some and the mayo clinic website that discusses in greater detail:
Clouding of the lens in one or both eyes (cataracts)
High blood sugar, which can trigger or worsen diabetes
Increased risk of infections
Suppressed adrenal gland
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/steroids/art-20045692 ...Read more
Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?
I'm doing a trial off my corticosteroid and have been wheezing at night and early morning, but it doesn't bother me. Can I stay off the medication?
Hi, r u able to monitor ur peak expiratory flow rate at home. That could guide u and ur doctor for proper treatment, also it is not normal to wheeze, wheezing means obstruction of small airways which could affect the oxygenation. Please consult with your treating doctor to adjust your medication.
Feel better soon. ...Read more
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
I'm having an adrenal hormone test for adrenal fatigue I'm on a corticosteroid for sinusitus will the medication interfer with the results of the test?
Yes: The results will not be valid.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is chance of anaphylaxis from fludrocortisone? Terrified of new drugs. I've taken beclometasone fine, which is a corticosteroid too,
Almost zero: The risk is almost zero although it is a different kind of corticosteroid. ...Read more
I have ulcerativ colitis and I used many drugs but all failed with me-then my dr told me to use corticosteroids- what is the curing percentage of cort?
I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?
Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read more
Just the opposite, it can cause growth suppression by antagonistic effect to hgh
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc297190/. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problems with this combination. ...Read more
Yes it is possible: Cushing's disease is cushing's symptoms specifically because of a tumor of the pituitary gland. Cushing's syndrome is these same symptoms that result from any other cause. Other causes include chronic corticosteroid use, tumors of the adrenal gland or cancerous tumors from elsewhere in the body. In all cases the problem is excess cortisol levels in the blood. ...Read more
What should I expect for a corticosteroid shot for iliopsoas snapping since 1.5 yrs. I'm 17 yrs f?
Expect some relief: Typically, one corticosteroid injection will provide some relief. The relief is usually between 50-100% and lasts 2 weeks-several months. I usually give a second injection about 6 weeks later for better results. I assume physical therapy is part of your care program as well. ...Read more
Steroid and IOP: Steroids like used to reduce keloids are often used in limited and local ways. Although class of drugs can cause a rise in the eye' s pressure, it would take sustained elevated iop to develop glaucoma. An eye md could help with the prescribing physician treating the keloids with steroids if will be more than a week or if multiple injections required. ...Read more
Depends on Severity: For mild eczema you might be able to get away with just over the counter hydrocortisone. For mild eczema desonide is great, can be used on face. For moderate eczema I like triamcinolone. Talk to your physician so that you know what level of severity of eczema you have and what topical corticosteroid ointment is best for you. Make sure to moisturize daily with fragrance free moisturizure. ...Read more
See detail answer: Was the corticosteroid injected into the scalp or just applied as a topical cream? In either case they do not take there very long so you do not have to remove them. ...Read more
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