Steroid

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Steroids are synthetic hormones designed to treat medical ailments.They treat allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases.

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my son was seen and treated for impetigo with Keflex and steroid cream on last Saturday. he us not showing any improvement. hoe long before it gets better?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Impetigo

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
Considering treatment was started on Saturday, you would expect to have seen at least a little improvement by now. The cream that is typically used for Impetigo is mupirocin cream. It is possible that if we...

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CAN THE USE OF STEROIDS CONTRIBUTE TO ACID REFLUX, COUGHING AT NIGHT AS WELL

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Brief Answer:
NO!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Steroids do not cause these symptoms as side effects. Acid reflux is a total disease entity and not caused by steroids. You should avoid chocolates, fats, cigarettes, and alcohol. Also, avoid leaning forward soon after meals and do well to use a pillow or...

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I was diagnosed with condochronditis almost two years ago. My doc and I have tried OTC pain relievers and two prescription anti-inflammatory meds with no relief in my pain/ache. We are now going to try a 6-day pack of oral steroids. I'm a bit nervous about the steroids.Are my concerns unwarranted?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Have steroid.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have read your query.

If painkillers are unable to cure my patients having problem same that of you, then I usually advise steroid course for my patient.

So, I advise you to have steroid course but under supervision of your doctor.

Steroid...

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Is it ok to get my steroid injection for my back today and still have my scheduled cataract surgery in seven days? I am 62 and in good health and not diabetic. I just had a physical one week ago and all is good.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not recommended

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns,

But I would not recommend taking the steroid shot before a cataract surgery as it might cause an elevation of your eye pressure . Unless approved by your surgeon it might...

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Hi: My dad is 86. He has been using a breathing device with a steroid but I am not sure which one. He has gained 10 pounds quickly and he says he is not eating more. His feet and ankles or very swollen and a tingling sensation. Should I get him to ER?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, do take him to ER.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, Welcome to HealthcareMagic,

The inhaled steroid will not lead to such swelling and loss of appetite.

I would rather think it is his heart/kidneys/ anemia/--or a combination of all three.

Yes, do take him to ER.

Feel free to follow-up...

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are cortizone pills for joint pain as good and safer than shots

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Brief Answer:
Injection steroid in joint is safer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have read your query.

Intra articular steroid injection is far safer than steroid pill.

But more safe, effective way is to get hyaluronic acid injection in joint, as its totally safe.

But all this depending upon physical...

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Can using strong topical steroid cream on your body (for psoriasis spots on legs or arms) such as clobetesol or bethmetasone worsen the acne on your face?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Thank you for posting your question on HealthcareMagic.
No local steroid will not cause systemic manifestation in anyway.
Even if you apply clobetasol directly it will not flare up acne.
If acne is the issue you could use Erythromycin ointment locally and...

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My girlfriend has had the nexplanon birth control for almost a year now, and she recently got bit by a spider and she was prescribed a steroid pack. We were wondering if the steroid pack will make the nexplanon less affective.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No effect

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HCM. Thanks for writin in to us with your health concerns.I have gone theough your query and understand your concerns completely. There will be no decrease in potency of your implant due to steroid dose. I will advise you to stay...

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I think I found a patch of psoriasis on my face, near my eye. What is the best way to treat psoriasis on the face, I don't dare use the strong steroid creams!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Use an OTC topical steroid for a weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr. kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
You may use an OTC topical steroid cream e.g cortisone cream (contains hydrocortisone1%), twice...

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Can I use steroids with plavix

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be taken.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Thanks for posting your query.

Yes if it is for short course can be taken unless you are Diabetic . Kindly let me know for what purpose you are intending to take Steroids....

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