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Took cortisone injection in knee after aspiration of fluid. Having swollen knee, burning, itching. Taking Benedryl. Alternative solution?

I had a coritsone injection in my knee yesterday after aspiration of fluid. since 30-40 minutes after injection my face ad chest are severly red, my knee is burning and itching, but not as swollen and I feel like i am on fire. I have been taking benedryl 50mg po q4hrs with little relief from itching and red burning chest and face. what else can i do
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

It looks like an allergic reaction, you can continue to take benedryl for the time being, if it does not settle down, you may need cortisons either as a tblet or in the injection form.

Steriods are the most potent antiallergic medicines, but are not usedas first line becuase of the side effects.

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