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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Can steroids kick in a thyroid in to let me gain wait I have tried everything

Can steroids kick in a thyroid in to let me gain wait I have tried everything

No: Steroid treatment is not appropriate for the purpose of weight gain. You should consider seeing your doctor to ensure you're healthy and then also a nutritionist. ...Read more

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I am loosing patches of hair from my eyebrows. Tried all steroid creams but no change. My thyroid levels are ok.

A dermatologist: Can evaluate you for causes of hair loss. Then a treatment plan can be individualized for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Can steroids shrink swollen thyroid nodules?

Can steroids shrink swollen thyroid nodules?

No it can not: No it will not shrink the swollen thyroid nodule. ...Read more

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6-12 epidural inj/yr fr 4-5 yrs. 2010 steroid symptoms began, per endodr stopd inj. Acthstim tst ok. 2012 symptoms wrse, lowacth&cortsol. Delayd resp 2stim tst. Now symptoms worse. Thyroid ok. Devlpng adrenl insuff?

Adrenal insuffic: After steroid use, a sluggish adrenal response to acth is common, and can last quite a while. Your acth stim was normal at one point, now is delayed? Your situation is complex. If the steroids are the cause of your problems/symptoms, then you don't want to go on steroids inappropriately. Best stick with the advice of your endocrinologist and other docs. ...Read more

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Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels.I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids.Thyroids good.Like to know why this.

Avoid diet pills: Who knows what's in the diet pills, but it's nothing that can help you and may harm you. If you're overweight, you don't have low cortisol levels, as low cortisol leads to weight loss. Check w/your doctor and get off the diet pills. ...Read more

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What are first signs of addisons crisis? Have not had thyroid or steroid meds for addisons & no thyroid for a week. Body aches & head ache normal?

What are first signs of addisons crisis? 
Have not had thyroid or steroid meds for addisons & no thyroid for a week. Body aches & head ache normal?

You'd know: You're a responsible adult. You say you have Addison's, but you're not being treated. This is life-and-death, not "pop" medicine or something to self-diagnose because of something you read on the internet. You owe it to yourself, and to those who love you, to get an ACTH stimulation test or some other reliable method of diagnosing Addison's, then IF you have it, to be an informed, proactive person ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more