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Is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but....

System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis.
Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies.

In brief: Yes, but....

System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis.
Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Yes, but only temporarily.
It will not get rid of the allergies and you may still have the allergic reaction but not as severe. In addition, steroids have many side effects including increasing risk of infection.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but only temporarily.
It will not get rid of the allergies and you may still have the allergic reaction but not as severe. In addition, steroids have many side effects including increasing risk of infection.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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