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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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How fast of a turnaround can you have when having a crown installed? I'm going to need to get my first crown, and hope it's not going to take a bunch of visits. How fast can this be done? .

How fast of a turnaround can you have when having a crown installed? I'm going to need to get my first crown, and hope it's not going to take a bunch of visits. How fast can this be done?


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One visit: Hi jule. In my office it's one visit regardless of the shape your tooth is in. It's about an hour to an hour and thirty minutes using the cerec system. With a good dentist, it's quite easy. Beware of a dentist who says it's not as good. With the cerec system you will get state of the art technology, a precise fit and great aesthetics. One visit, one shot, no goopy impressions or temps. ...Read more

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I am going to have an epidural steroid injection done for the first time. When can I travel after?

I am going to have an epidural steroid injection done for the first time. When can I travel after?

3-4 days: Usually after 3-4 days any complication that could arise should have happened then. So travel should be OK after that. ...Read more

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How long after epidural anesthesia before you can feel your legs? I’m having surgery in a few weeks and the doctor wants to use an epidural for anesthesia. He explained that i won’t be able to feel my legs for a while after, but wasn’t too clear on how lo

How long after epidural anesthesia before you can feel your legs? I’m having surgery in a few weeks and the doctor wants to use an epidural for anesthesia. He explained that i won’t be able to feel my legs for a while after, but wasn’t too clear on how lo

Within hours: Depending on the surgical procedure, the local anesthetic used, and whether the epidural is continuous or not, the epidural will usually wear off within 1-3 hours after cessation of the infusion. However, if you are having knee replacement surgery, longer acting local anesthetics or continuous infusions may be used, in which case it may take much longer. However, the longer it lasts the less pain. ...Read more

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How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?

How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?

Multiple factors: are involved. The severity of the attack, symptoms improvement, cause of the pancreatitis such as gallstones, alcohol , medication? So it depends on these variables. ...Read more

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My blood sugar can be 90-130mg/dl sometimes then 2-3 hours after eating can drop to as low as 60mg/gl. Is there a chance i could have hypoglycemia?

My blood sugar can be 90-130mg/dl sometimes then 2-3 hours after eating can drop to as low as 60mg/gl. Is there a chance i could have hypoglycemia?

4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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Can fraxel laser be done without numbing cream? I need other options because i had a bad reaction to the cream. And this procedure is for my back.

Can fraxel laser be done without numbing cream? I need other options because i had a bad reaction to the cream.  And this procedure is for my back.

Fraxel : It can be done without numbing cream. Using a cold roller in between shots is helpful. I would be careful with any light based therapy while you are on Minocycline and in any areas you are using retin a (tretinoin) however. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be tired days following a spinal injection? What can I do to get more energy?

Is it normal to be tired days following a spinal injection? What can I do to get more energy?

Spine Injection: Yes, that can be; as long as you have no fevers or chills, wait a few more days; drink plenty of fluids and do short walks many times a day. Should get better soon! ...Read more

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What will my first chemotherapy after effects be like after I get home? Will I need to be cared for?

What will my first chemotherapy after effects be like after I get home? Will I need to be cared for?

Depends: Side effects vary depending on what treatment you will get, what disease is being treated and how well you feel going into treatment. There is a lot of person to person variability. Also, you will be given meds to combat side effects. Your oncologist should give this type of information, but in the end you will have to get a cycle of treatment to really know how tolerable it will be. Good luck ...Read more

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How often can you get b-12 injections? And where should you give the injection for it to work best. My levels are low and i'm exremly dizzy

How often can you get b-12 injections? And where should you give the injection for it to work best. My levels are low and i'm exremly dizzy

More to the story?: B12 shots are usually given in shoulder area. Frequency depends on how deficient and usually starts more often & gradually become less often over time. However if you're "extremely dizzy", i would not put that all on B12 deficiency without first having a thorough evaluation as several other things would come to mind as more common/likely causes of dizziness than B12 deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after liposuction? I can only arrange for help for a couple of days after my scheduled vaser liposuction. Will i be able to move around by myself without too much pain by then? .

How long does the pain last after liposuction? I can only arrange for help for a couple of days after my scheduled vaser liposuction. Will i be able to move around by myself without too much pain by then?

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You should be fine: Liposuction typically results in soreness rather than true pain. I have patients wear compression garments which help with swelling and discomfort. It is important not to do any strenuous activity for 4-6wks after lipo to decrease seroma and maximize results. However, you should be able to move around and perform daily activities within a day to two. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop sickness after injected with anaesthesia?

What can be done to stop sickness after injected with anaesthesia?

It depends on Anesth: It depends a lot on the type of anesthesia you need for your procedure. If you can use local anesthesia versus general anesthesia especially with the use of narcotics, you probably will have a lot less nausea. As stated by a previous doctor, there are many medications that help prevent nausea too. ...Read more

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How many times can you have a Vitrectomy surgery done on your eye? My doctor said it can be done up to 3 to 5 times, Is he right?

How many times can you have a Vitrectomy surgery done on your eye? My doctor said it can be done up to 3 to 5 times, Is he right?

Usually once: A vitrectomy removes the vitreous gel in the eye and replaces it with saline. Once it is removed it does not reform. Therefore a vitrectomy would typically be performed only once unless the original was subtotal. ...Read more

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What can I do to get pregnant as quickly as possible after taking the Depo-Provera prover a shot? Can fertility treatments increase my chances?

What can I do to get pregnant as quickly as possible after taking the Depo-Provera prover a shot? Can fertility treatments increase my chances?

Probably.: Some women don't ovulate for a while after stopping depo prover. It can take as long as 18 months. If you're not having regular periods about 3 months after being off depo, i would recommend seeing your doctor to help you to ovulate. ...Read more

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For an ingrown toenail procedure is there a gas to request if you are bad with the shots to help numb yourself for when they have to give the shot?

For an ingrown toenail procedure is there a gas to request if you are bad with the shots to help numb yourself for when they have to give the shot?

Typically not: Most ingrown procedures are performed in an office setting and gas is not typically available. An oral sedative can be given prior to your office procedure or a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area to be anesthetized prior to the injection. If you opt to have your procedure performed as part of a procedure in a surgery center setting, the initial anesthesia administered may be gas. ...Read more

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