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How dangerous are corticosteroid injections like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Low risk

Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe.
Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decreased bone mass or immune function or increase the risk of weight gain or cataracts. A one in a million risk is hip or knee joint damage. The watch word here is infrequent.

In brief: Low risk

Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe.
Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decreased bone mass or immune function or increase the risk of weight gain or cataracts. A one in a million risk is hip or knee joint damage. The watch word here is infrequent.
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