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Can steroid shots help in treating skin disorders?

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 3632 Questions

Posted on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: is steroid shots used to treat skin disorders that displays like spider bites with sever pain ,ulceration and leaking, I have several sores and the number is growing of these itchy painful little buggers, super sensitive to the touch but very itchy, ,itching goes away after eruption, then they just burn when touched
Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possibly steroid induced.Please upload images.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I have worked through your query in detail.

I can guide you better, if you can upload images if the skin sores.

Yes serious shots can indeed cause such cutaneous manifestations.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 8 hours later
I have'nt had any steroid shots, so it can't be from that. How do I upload pictures directly to you, I have been checking my clothes and surrounding for spiders but have not found any at all so now I'm thinking maybe a form of the Shingle virous as there are more spots forming above the existing ones very itchy on the surface with a burning sensation underneath , what's your thoughts

One more thing, I have been taking a testosterone supplement called Blue Rhino not regularly only about two to three time a week (2 months) but none in the past
8 days as these marks have seen coming up for about 5 days
Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 28 hours later
Brief Answer:
Testosterone can cause such skin issues.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir

These skin spots are directly related to steroids usage.

I advise you to stop Testosterone shots for 2 months and see if these lesions heal by itself.

Testosterone itself is a steroidal compound.

Shingles can only be a rare possibility.

Stop all steroidal medications including Testosterone for 2 months and keep me updated on the results.

Also I advise you to get blood coagulation profile- Bleeding time and Clotting time.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
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