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Doctor insights on: What Can Be Done To Get Sugars Down After A Steroid Shot

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What can be done to get sugars down after a steroid shot?

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 more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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If I am feeling sluggish can I get a B12 shot or steroid shot?

If I am feeling sluggish can I get a B12 shot  or steroid shot?

Only from a quack: Please forgive my frankness. Unless you have a specific illness for which one of these injections is appropriate, you are doing yourself a disservice. If you feel ill or are depressed, get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Should you get a steroid shot in an artificial knee?

Should you get a steroid shot in an artificial knee?

Never: An artificial knee should never be injected. It is very unlikely to produce any benefit and the infection risk is increased. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you get a steroid shot?

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

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I got a steroid shot yesterday for my allergy reaction. Why is it a steroid, will this need get me buff?

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

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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?

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

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Why do we get steroid shot for an upper respiratory infection?

Not for uri: Steroid shot are usually given by m d in case severe asthma attack or laringitis or severe allergic reactions... ...Read more

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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".?

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".?

Only justified when: Only justified when you have severe sinusitis where the mucous lining is so piled up that you have outflow obstruction. Generally, steroids should be avoided in viral or bacterial sinusitis. I see this done, as a feel-good bandage. ...Read more

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When do you know you need to see a dr.To get a steroid shot for poison oak?

When do you know you need to see a dr.To get a steroid shot for poison oak?

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 (triamcinolone) 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 more

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