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What is the best treatment for corticosteroid (betamethasone) withdrawal syndrome?

What is the best treatment for corticosteroid (betamethasone) withdrawal syndrome?

Steroid withdrawal: Patients on prolonged courses of steroids have a tendency to stop making a hormone known as cortisol. This results in "steroid withdrawal" or adrenal insufficiency. The most common treatment is a very slow taper off of steroids. Infrequently, patients will require lifelong steroids as a result. ...Read more

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Dr. Stewart Tepper
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Betamethasone (Definition)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease ...Read more


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What exactly the name, dose, regimen of topical corticosteroid and antihistamine that is used in lichen planus treatment? Patient aged 6 years

What exactly the name, dose, regimen of topical corticosteroid and antihistamine that is used in lichen planus treatment? Patient aged 6 years

See a doctor. : Most cases of lichen planus are relatively mild. Affected individuals who do not have symptoms do not need treatment. If the itch or appearance of the rash are unpleasant, topical corticosteroid creams may be applied. In some cases for localized, itchy, thick lesions, injections of corticosteroids may be given. You need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

Many: This drug class has many side effects and needs to be used under guidance of a physician and only when appropriate. Serious side effects: hypertension, diabetes, steroid psychosis, bone problem, GI ulcerations, steroid muscle pain, infection...Common side effects: fluid retention, sweating, headache, insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, sugar imbalance, mood swings, vertigo, hair growth... ...Read more

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Are oral corticosteroids used as a common treatment for corneal ulcers?

Are oral corticosteroids used as a common treatment for corneal ulcers?

Oral steroids: Due to possible systemic side effects and other available therapies, oral steroids are not commonly used in the treatment of infectious corneal ulcers. If the corneal ulcer is inflammatory in nature, oral steroids are commonly utilized. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory  sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read more

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Ct scan confirmed sinusitis in 6 yr old. What is best treatment other than antibtics & corticosteroids? On cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalyn & sinarest.

Ct scan confirmed sinusitis in 6 yr old. What is best treatment other than antibtics & corticosteroids? On cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalyn & sinarest.

Sinusitis: You need to get to the bottom of this. See an allergist/immunologist, your child may have nasal allergies but his/her immune system also needs to be checked to rule out an immunodeficiency and they need to be checked for cystic fibrosis if the history is consistent. ...Read more

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Itchiness around rectum, for almost 2 years, results are negative for parasites, the itch goes away under betamethasone treatment, but returns.

Itchiness around rectum, for almost 2 years, results are negative for parasites, the itch goes away under betamethasone treatment, but returns.

Pruritis ani : Is the condition. There are various causes including yeast infections, hemorrhoid, bile salt malabsorption, perspiration and dietary intake. Read about it online and see your doctor. Your diary of symptoms about when it is worse or better will be helpful. ...Read more

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Previously caught ringworm & received treatment of clotrimazole & betamethasone dipropionate it's back & swollen filled with puss. Treatment options?

Previously caught ringworm & received treatment of clotrimazole & betamethasone dipropionate it's back & swollen filled with puss. Treatment options?

Ringworm : Ringworm doesn't typically become swollen and filled with pus. You may have an abscess and may require antibiotics and/or drainage of the area. Depending on the location, it also may be a kerion. See your PCP or other local doc for eval & treatment ...Read more

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What is involved in low-dose corticosteroid therapy in juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

What is involved in low-dose corticosteroid therapy in juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Hummmmm!: What is involved is simply taking an oral corticosteroid my mouth at a prescribed dose and having good follow up. Steroids are wonder drugs! they are also trecherous, cause injury and have serious side effects. We all have steroids ciruculating in our bodies in various amounts. It is the dosing, need for the drug, judicious use, thorough follow up that make them a success and not a danger. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Valisone (Definition)

Valisone is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Celestone (Definition)

Celestone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more