Oral and topical steroids are used for several autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. The common side effects include acne, cataract, easy bruising, high blood pressure, insomnia, muscle weakness, bone weakness, mood swings, water retention, and high blood sugar levels.
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Why does my son get some blood clot like black spot while playing?
Query: Hi doctor, My 14-year-old son gets some blood clot and black spot while playing. It used to stay for a few days, but this time it has been there for the past two weeks. He also has some pain on the spots. His BT is 1 minutes, CT 4 minutes 15 seconds and albumin protein is 5 g per 100 mL. My son used... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Those black spots witnessed following injury are bruises or hematoma that occurs due to bleeding into the tissue under the skin. The remarkable feature of this is changing their color from black to red to green before they disappear. They are tender, painful and ma... Read Full »
Will regular intake of Omnacortil and Wysolone likely to cause obesity?
Query: Hello doctor, What are the side effects of Omnacortil and Wysolone tablets? I am having it either of them 10 mg regularly from the last year for redness in the eye and now I am having obesity problems. I feel that I should avoid it and need an alternative without having any side effects. Please sugg... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said you are having a problem with eye allergy. You were prescribed steroid tablets that are Omnacortil or Wysolone. But it is not good to take steroids for a longer duration. But if it is required as in your case, you must follow your doctor's advice. As you ... Read Full »
After taking Betnelan for two years, my face has turned black. Kindly suggest.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. Five years ago, I started taking Betnelan 0.5 mg for asthma. After 5 to 6 months, my body was swollen, and my face color turned black after two years of consuming this medicine. I reduced taking the medication slowly, and my swollen body recovered. But, my affecte... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.You might be suffering from a cushingoid appearance with steroid facies. Please send a few photographs of your face taken under natural light. Read Full »
My mother takes six pills of 20 mg of Prednisone every other day. Does this pose any danger?
Query: Hello doctor, My 76 years old mother has a kidney infection. The doctor prescribed 20 mg Prednisone, and she is to take six pills every other day. I have taken Prednisone before, and I know the danger of this medication. Are six pills of 20 mg Prednisone every other day too much? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Steroids are not used in infection. In fact, if a person has an infection, then steroids will flare it and result in septic shock, as they decrease immunity. If a doctor has prescribed it, that means the kidney infection is less likely. She might have some degree of a... Read Full »
Why do I become very dark if I stop using Clobetamil G cream?
Query: Hello doctor, I am using Clobetamil G cream since four years. But I did not get any irritations or side effects. But, if I stop using that cream I become very dark. If I consult a doctor, there is no use but if I use that cream again I will become very fair. Maybe my skin is addicted to this cream. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clobetamil (Clobetasol and Gentamycin) is a strong topical corticosteroid cream, it is not a fairness cream. Clobetamil makes your skin very thin. That is why you feel you are getting fair. Thinning of skin makes it more sensitive to sunlight. Clobetamil is useful for ecz... Read Full »
Why am I getting bruises on my legs often?
Query: Hi doctor, I keep getting bruises on both of my legs and they are in different colors. I have not banged recently and I do not know the reason. What can it be? I am regularly using an inhaler for asthma. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Easy bruisability is not an uncommon complaint and has multiple causes for it.As a baseline, you would need to undergo a panel of investigations to know regarding the status of your bleeding and clotting profile.Reasons can vary from simple normal skin tendency to vitamin... Read Full »
What is steroid-induced rosacea?
Query: Hello doctor,I wanted to ask that what is the difference between steroid induced rosacea and normal rosacea? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A steroid is a medicine used for many dermatological conditions, available in various concentrations and potency. When potent steroids are used on face, it makes the skin thin (atrophy), making it more sensitive. It also makes the tiny blood vessels within the skin mor... Read Full »
Can individuals suffering from stills disease for 15 years take steroids for bodybuilding?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from Still’s disease from the past 15 years, and I was 13 years old at that time. Now I am 28 years old, and I have no problems from the disease since the past seven years. The treatment was with Methotrexate and Medrol (Methylprednisolone). From the past seven years,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you take anabolic steroids, your Still's disease will not come back. The only concern while using steroids in your case would be that if you use them, and later stop in life, your Still's disease may relapse. You may develop adult-onset Still's disease. So my best o... Read Full »
I have mistakenly applied psoriasis ointments on healthy skin, which led to rashes and red patches. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My concern is I have psoriasis and have been under treatment for almost a year now. I actually mistakenly put psoriasis ointments on some healthy parts of my hands, and now it irritates that part of the skin by having rashes and red patches, and also, the skin quality of the healthy pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), red lesions or irritant dermatitis, or exfoliative dermatitis, appears due to skin atrophy which is skin thinning and hypersensitivity due to the ap... Read Full »
Will long time steroid use for RA prevent me from having children?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I have been diagnosed with RA. And another rheumatologist told me I do not have enough symptoms for RA. However, I have been using Methylprednisolone 4 mg for almost four years every day. And this helps me completely get rid of any problems. If I do not take it... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is a tough spot you are on. It will be difficult for a new rheumatologist to diagnose if you are already on steroids and the symptoms get masked. But I will try to simplify it for you here. Could you let me know the results of rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP an... Read Full »