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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on which one: There are categories of steroids. Also if oral or inhalers. Oral ones are generally avoided unless an auto immune issue. Inhalers are for respiratory illnesses and also different potency available. General side effects are voice changes on vocal cord. Thrush if not rinsing well and long term according to studies is possible over many years. One needs to worry about osteoporosis. ...Read more
Im 17 yrs f. Is it safe to take corticosteroid shot for iliopsoas snapping. Dr recommended. Side effects? How long does the effect last generally?
Why do doctors not tell patients about corticosteroid side effects when prescribing shots for pain relief?
Does a corticosteroid injection actually help with hamstring tendonitis? Are possible side effects too risky?
What are common side effects of an IM corticosteroid shot such as one given for svr poison ivy? When are they most likely to appear? W/in days? Weeks?
Chemical structure of corticosteroids and testosterone are similar , does T have corticosteroids side effects? Like osteoporosis , edema etc
Age 21: You have asked a few questions but I am not sure what issues you have. If you have low testosterone at age 21 you must see an Endocrinologist! Do you have problems with corticosteroids? Can happen but not often at your age. Osteoporosis is very uncommon at your age. Why would you need Hormone replacement therapy at your age? I would appreciate getting more information from you! ...Read more
Variable!: Long acting steroids taken orally will have the greatest cumulative side effects. So, Prednisone would be better than dexamethasone, if given orally. But my approach is to give steroids by giving then IV in large doses, 3x/wk. Response is quite good in a number of studies. This allows me the latitude to use the lowest daily dose after pulsing." but ho-q is the best background maintenance drug. ...Read more
Can I use a nasal corticosteroid spray for three months or until end of allergy season? Worried about losing its effect or side effects. Thanks.
Yes you can: It is less likely to lose its effect . However you may require leukotriene inhibitors and short time antihistamines for severe exacerbations. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is surgery still an option in suspected cubital tunnel syndrome if non surgical treatment & corticosteroids have failed but NCS came back normal?
Ct scan confirmed sinusitis in 6 yr old. What is best treatment other than antibtics & corticosteroids? On cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalyn & sinarest.
I'm 17yr diagnosed with iliopsoas snapping in july 2013 and also got treated nsaids corticosteroid, therapy but pain is increasing any home remedies?
Iliopsoas release: Arthroscopy is the definitive way to fractionally lengthen a tight and snapping iliopsoas tendon via hip arthroscopy. Minimal morbidity and is outpatient surgery. Trial of rest, stretching, injections are important first lines of treatment, but when symptomatic snapping persists, arthroscopic psoas release is a good option. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overdose of corticosteriods when i was 13 months, any treatment or help to prevent the continued side effects I have (headaches, weight gain, ir, osa)?
What are the side effects of taking nasal spray contain corticosteriods because i have allergy for life long?
Nosebleeds: are the most common although less than 1% incidence if used properly (aiming spray towards the outside direction instead of the center). The safety record for long term use has been quite good otherwise. ...Read more
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