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What Can Be Done To Get Sugars Down After A Steroid Shot
Several things: Avoid steroids if possible. Talk to your diabetes doctor before getting steroids to develop a plan based on your usual treatment. If it's too late for those suggestions, be active - try to walk for 5-10 minutes every hour that you're awake. Cut back, or eliminate carbs from your diet until the sugars come down. Just drinking water can often keep sugars below 200-240. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Should not be a problem at this point. ...Read more
Steroid Injections: The literature suggests no more than 4 per year or one every 3 months, though you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
I got a steroid shot yesterday for my allergy reaction. Why is it a steroid, will this need get me buff?
3 types of steroids: Dexamethasone and similar drugs are of the glucocorticoid type of steroid drugs, and has uses in a variety of disorders. It has anti-inflammatory effects and suppresses the immune system's activity (thus treats allergic reactions). Anabolic steroids (type of sex steroids) are abused by some people to increase muscle mass. The third type of steroid are the mineralcorticoids (affects salt balance). ...Read more
Does it hurt to get a steroid shot on your shoulder? If it does, can you take Tylenol afterwards? And How long does the inflammation last?
A tiny bit: If done as usual, you would receive a little local anesthetic that would sting until it puts the skin to sleep. Local anesthetic is usually given with the steroid (ask!) so that actually you may be pain free for several hours. During this time your doc may advise you to move the shoulder through the full range of motion, depending on diagnosis. Inflammation relieved in days. Tylenol is fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there anyway to get a steroid shot from a regular doctor, because my doctor says i don't need one, but she can't feel my pain are there over-the-counter steroids to take?
Steroid Shots: Many doctors provide steroid shots, but it will depend largely on your condition and what exactly needs treating (and where the shot will be administered). I'm always a fan of a second opinion if you are not feeling that your condition is getting the treatment that it needs, but there is no guarantee that the final recommendation will be to get a shot... You'll have to see. Good luck. ...Read more
Never: An artificial knee should never be injected. It is very unlikely to produce any benefit and the infection risk is increased. ...Read more
Many friends get a steroid shot for a head cold that dryes them up.Is this a standard way to care for a URI or just a short term" feel better".?
Depends on extent: The treatment depends on the degree of skin involvement. In general dermatologists recommend oral Prednisone in the dose of 40 - 60 mg slowly decreased in dose over 2-3 weeks or a shot of kenalog at 1mg/kg intramuscularly. The problem is that many people flare, even after a several week course of the medicine. Here is the key--wash everything, including your dog if you had your pet with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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