Cortisone

Cortisone is a steroid hormone that is released by our adrenal glands in response to stress. Cortisone, along with epinephrine, increases the blood pressure and prepares the body to take action during danger (flight or fight response).

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What is the best cream for eczema on legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a spot on my leg that is irregularly shaped, slightly darker than the rest of my leg. It is not a mole, it does not hurt or itch, and it is not raised. The spot remains the same since I noticed it. I am just wondering if this is something of concern? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photograph (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like a patch of mild eczema associated with dry skin. I would recommend you to apply Cortisone cream on the affected area ...  Read Full »

Can cortisone injection help in treating tennis elbow?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 71 years old, and she is suffering from pain in the right arm for more than a month now. She has pain in the elbow, shoulder, wrist, and fingers. She is not able to grip even light objects with the fingers. We consulted an orthopedic doctor, who is suspecting tennis elbow. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very unusual for a 71 year old woman to get tennis elbow, so I am not sure that it is the correct diagnosis. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, then I will recommend waiting and continuing physiotherapy, ultrasound therapy, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve ...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant left lower back pain after an injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower back injury for three years, and that has not been improved with rehabilitation or anything. There is a constant pain in the left side of my lower back, which becomes worse on twisting motions, exercise and bending to the point where I can barely walk. My physiother...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your iliolumbar ligament is completely visualized and is free from any pathology in the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vertebra, intervertebral disc, spinal column, and spinal cord are also grossly normal. However, there is early facet arthr...  Read Full »

Why does my shoulder make clicking sounds while doing exercise?

Query: Hi doctor,  I am a 20 year old male of 6'2" height and 215 pounds weight. I am getting some clicking sound around my shoulder blade area, and sometimes, it moves to the trapezius muscle. I am also experiencing aches in my left chest (my doctor said that my heart is fine ), pain in the upper port...  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns. The symptoms you have mentioned suggest the possibility of a musculoskeletal disorder called snapping scapula syndrome, but we have to rule out other condition before commencing the treatment. It is quite...  Read Full »

How can we treat benign cystic lesions of the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a cyst above my nose in between the eyebrows for about a year and it is not going away. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please tell me the following details: 1) Do you have any symptoms associated with the cyst? 2) For example, does it bleed on touching? 3) Did your dermatologist recommend you any test like dermoscopy? 4) Immediately after laser treatment, did it go away, or did it s...  Read Full »

Is Humira prescribed for RA?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I was diagnosed with RA. I believe that there is more going on. I am currently taking Methotrexate 20 mg once a week, Folic acid 1 mg daily, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg daily and Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg twice a day. Also, I just began taking Celecoxib 200 mg for pain. I saw the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The C-reactive protein level is highly elevated indicating ongoing high level of damage in the tissues of the body. Now, the immediate need is to reduce inf...  Read Full »

Can adrenaline rush cause dangerous effects on the heart?

Query: My new job is causes me to have freqeunt adrenaline rushes all day for past 3 months im young and healthy could this be a worry for causeing heart disease as ive herd it can in long term thanks  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello sir. Can I ask you sir how exactly do you know that these are adrenaline rushes. Are you saying it based in what you think might be adrenaline rushes.The human body has a very intricate way of dealing with stress conditions. it's not only adrenaline that gets released but also cortisol. corti...  Read Full »

How long after a Cortisone shot can I have surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a Cortisone shot 10 days ago. It did not help. I will most likely be undergoing surgery for a hip arthroscopy and/or sports hernia. How long do I have to wait after the cortisone shot to have surgery to not risk infection? Also, I take 500 mg turmeric, a multivitamin, 2400 mg vi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two schools of thought regarding the risk of infection in total knee/hip replacement after local steroid injections. As the causes of infection are multifactorial, results favoring both schools of thought are seen. Since you are only undergoing arthroscopy ...  Read Full »

My skin was damaged after using cortisone cream. How to heal it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I am trying to find a way to heal my skin after abuse of cortisone creams. Quite specifically, in between my eyebrows, my skin is seriously thin and looks damaged. I stopped using the cortisone creams before four years, and I was given them to use due to allergic rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.How long did you use cortisone cream over the face?Repair of steroid induced damage requires a lot of patience.In mild to moderate cases, gentle cleanser - Cetyl alcohol based with barrier repair agents containing Ceramide and Hyaluronic acid suffice.In cases where damag...  Read Full »

What could be the red, itchy bumps around the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. I have bumps around my mouth, and it gets red at times and can be itchy. I had it for about four weeks now and is getting worse.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Perioral dermatitis (POD) is a common skin problem that mostly affects young women of 20 to 45 years of age. Occasionally, men or children are affected. Perioral refers to the area around the mouth, and dermatitis indicates redness of the skin. In addition to rednes...  Read Full »

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