Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are a group of drugs that are used to reduce inflammation in the body and help in relieving symptoms such as itching, redness, and other allergic reactions. Corticosteroids are a type of steroid hormone that is naturally produced by the adrenal cortex, and the drugs used are its synthetic analogs. They are prescribed for Addison's disease, asthma, lupus, hay fever, etc.

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My friend gets chest pain after using inhalers. Kindly suggest an alternate medicine.

Query: hello I have a friend who is smoking since the 5th grade, she stopped smoking 4 months ago she was diagnosed with COPD. she gave her an inhaler Symbicort but when she takes it she has chest pain they change it for her flutiform she had also severe chest pain. she is 23 years old 43 kg  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you ma'am I have gone through your problem and its seems that your friend might be having some of the side effects of one of the medicines in the the inhaler.the inhaler that she is using contains two medicines. one of them is a beta 2 adrenergic receptor agonists and other is Corticost...  Read Full »

Will Prednisone inhalation show changes in thyroid levels?

Query: I went to the hospital at the beginning of last month for an allergic reaction. I was given inhaled epinephrine and 2 shots of prednisone. 2 days later I went back to the ER for the same thing and was given another shot of prednisone and put on a 5 day treatment of prednisone, 80mg a day. It turns o...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you Ma'am I have read your problem. the thing about corticosteroids is that they mimic some of the hormones that are produced in the body. there is something known as HPA axis. which is basically hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. if corticosteroids and given externally for a long tim...  Read Full »

What medicine is used for itching and rash?

Query: Hi doctor, I am itching on my palms and fingers. There is redness and small hives. It has been one week now. I have also developed a rash near elbow and wrist. The itching is more when I wake up in the morning. I have attached the images along. The rash is on both of my hands. I am studying agric...  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The quality of your pictures was unfortunately not very good, but decent enough to allow me to make a provisional diagnosis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are suffering from a form of contact allergic eczema. It is an eczema in resp...  Read Full »

Can allergic rhinosinusitis occur without mucus production?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. Last month, I sneezed the whole day and produced a lot of clear mucus. Two days later, mucus dried up, but I felt pressure on my head and slightly swollen and painful lymph node on my right jaw. This persisted until today. What I could feel was no mucus, nas...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not panic. Your symptoms are completely away from cancer. You think you do not have mucus, but you may have a lot of collected mucus inside your sinuses. The mucus can be thick enough to be stuck into sinuses and could not be drained easily through the nose. You ...  Read Full »

My wrist pain is better at rest and comes back on work. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have wrist pain (right wrist), tingling feeling when trying to pick something up or when writing or holding a spoon/fork (right hand), forearm gets slightly bigger when massaged and gets back to normal size when iced, pain radiated all the way to my upper back (at one certain point/...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement you have been suffering from right wrist pain, tingling sensation during picking up or writing or holding something, forearm becomes slightly bigger during messaging, and pain radiated towards the upper back. B...  Read Full »

Why did my face turn red after I stopped using Betnovate cream?

Query: I have got a red cheek. How can i cure this? Is this Rosacea or any other? I used to use Betnovate cream before. Once I stopped using it, my face started to become red. And now it even more red. Is it beacuse I stopped using that cream? And can this problem be solved?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com Hope you are having a good day and staying safe. 1) From your history I take that you are already confirmed with acne rosacea. Please understand that there maybe various factors contributing to this - Inflammation - Vascular (blood vessel) involvement - Hereditary -...  Read Full »

I feel sudden chest discomfort and breathlessness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a girl of 20. My height is 167 cm and weight is 75 kg. Over the past one week, I am having high discomfort and pain in my right chest when I breathe. The pain radiates to the right shoulder and right arm too. When I sneeze or blow my nose up, the pain is severe. I cannot explain this...  Read Full »


Dr. Kartik Sood

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have a history of frequent chest infections in the past, which were associated with wheezing, secretions and fever as well, I would suggest you to consult a pulmonologist or a chest physician in person. Your symptom of chest pain, which increases on deep respiratio...  Read Full »

Will consuming wine during early days of pregnancy cause harm to the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in week 6 of my pregnancy and I am worried about some things that happened very early in the pregnancy before I knew I was pregnant. I had a few glasses of wine from day 0 to day 20. A total of six maybe and one glass and a half on day 20. I also took corticosteroids (Betamethasone)...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have not mentioned the date of your last menstrual period, I am assuming by day 0 you mean the starting date of last menstrual cycle. Because we calculate the pregnancy age from that date. So yes, the early pregnancy time is very important because the embryo is...  Read Full »

Why do ears pop after plane journey?

Query: Hello doctor, I have flown very often in the last few years. I forgot to wear earplugs and slept on a few flights recently. On the last two trips, I had multiple flights connecting. I noticed my ears did not stop popping after a few days. Since my last flight, my right ear has not cleared up....  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Simply it is a eustachian tube dysfunction. Ear infection which needs an antibiotic must be accompanied by ear pain. Ear drops do not have any role in the treatment of middle ear infections. I think that you need an anti-edematous and anti-inflammatory like Alphinte...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis disease and it is chronic. My father has glaucoma. I have been using steroid eye drop. They are Fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension and Restasis eye drop. I have been having this eye problem since about two years. I am attac...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The proposed treatment for TSPK-  Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis remains artificial tears and topical corticosteroids, which you are using, topical Cyclosporine (Restasis) and soft contact lenses if required. The improvement and success of these treatments ...  Read Full »

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