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Side effects of cortisone injection?

I got a cortisone injection in my right shoulder for calcific bursitis. My right forearm is now red and warm to the touch. I have also noticed some redness in my cheeks and upper chest. My arm is the only body part that is both red and warm to the touch. Is this normal?
Fri, 7 Feb 2020
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Hello,
I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

Your symptoms seem to be related to side effects of the cortisone injection.
I suggest using cold compresses at the injection side.
I also suggest usign anti inflamamtory medication such as Acetominophe to relieve the inflammation.
The symptoms will relieve gradually.

Hope my answer was helpful.
If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Kind regards!
Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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Side effects of cortisone injection?

Hello, I read carefully your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms seem to be related to side effects of the cortisone injection. I suggest using cold compresses at the injection side. I also suggest usign anti inflamamtory medication such as Acetominophe to relieve the inflammation. The symptoms will relieve gradually. Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again. Kind regards! Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi General &Family Physician