Does cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot really work?

Yes. Cortisone works but best when injected or infiltrated into the entire lesion such as a keloid. This is the most effective way or removal since use of surgical ablation will result in regrowth.

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3:10am est. (last question)- how many is too many? I'm on my 18th. Cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot for a shoulder injury! They do work. I'm just concerned about damage

Probably too many. 18 steroid shots for one area, especially in a limited time frame, is likely too much. The steroid can help, but can also lead to soft tissue damage. You are simply masking an underlying injury, and the shots are likely making any surgery more difficult, as the soft tissues (muscle/tendon/etc) are going to be weaker for any repair that might be needed. Read more...
Way too many. That many injections is far beyond appropriate therapy and can cause damage. See a shoulder specialist. Has an MRI been done? Read more...

Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne and scarring? I have tried everything you can think of, even cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots. Nothing works.

Options exist. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. Read more...
Prob not . By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/
for research. Read more...

Pain r hip that wraps around to front groin and under buttox when I walk I bucklle hard the cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot didn't work when they said it was bursitis?

Need more info. Age , sex, any truma? Usually with no trauma happen as a result inflamatory cascades. Second most from your kidny or back or pelvic area or hip joint. All can be anarrowed down with examination and blood tests. Read more...

I broke my little toe and have been told I need to have the knuckle removed. How long do I need to be off from work? I has a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, did no good. The bone is crushed no a clean break.

I . I would say it depends on what kind of work you do, and the extent of the original injury. Not knowing either of these, let me say this: removing the head of a phalanx (one of the small bones in the toe) is no big deal. The surgery takes less than 10 minutes, and you have about 5 sutures in your toe. It's usually done under local anesthesia, but an anesthesiologist can give you IV sedation if you're nervous (not that lying naked on an operating table surrounded by masked people with sharp objects is anything to be nervous about). Since there is no bone-to-bone healing that's necessary with this procedure, you can probably start walking right away, but to a minimum. You'll probably be wearing one of those fancy post-op shoes from paris for about 2 weeks, and for 10-14 days, you'll need to keep the dressing dry. After 10-14 days, the sutures come out, and the dressing is tiny, perhaps even just a band aid, and then you can wear a sneaker. You'll be able to get back into your stilettos in 6-8 weeks. The swelling can last for months, however, but shouldn't cause you pain. So if you're an accountant, you can get back to work in 3-5 days. If you're a nurse or waiter, it might be as long as a month before you're running around. You mentioned there is no "clean break." this might complicate things, and your surgeon needs to make sure there are no small pieces of bone left in the wound. If, in the process of injuring your toe, the skin was also broken, this is considered an "open" fracture, and infection is always a big concern, including the possibility of a bone infection. So such a complication will keep you off your feet even longer. Of course, there is nothing like asking your surgeon how long he or she advises you stay out of work. I'm a bit puzzled with the cortisone injection, though. I've never heard of injecting cortisone into a fracture site, especially one of a crush injury. Steroids delay and hinder bone healing, so i'm at a loss as to why this was done. Hope this helps. Good luck! Read more...

I have communited wrist fracture & now I have been told I have tendion damage the cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots did not work is surgery only option?

Possibly. You sound like a young person who sustained a severe wrist fracture if you have tendon inflammation without a tear, i would try both shots and physical therapy im not sure what surgery you are considering, but id get at least two opinions on this since your info is a liitle vague. Read more...
Need to see fracture. Seeing the x-ray would be helpful. The injections for a comminuted fracture acutely is odd. Read more...