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Side Effects Of Steroids

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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Can you get addicted to 60 mg of Prednisolone if taken once a day for a month?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been prescribed Prednisolone 60 mg for anti-inflammatory issues by my doctor. Is there a risk for me to become addicted to Prednisolone 60 mg taken once a day for a month? Due to the pandemic, I am unable to go to the hospital. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Kumar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prednisolone is prescribed according to your body weight which is 1 mg per kilogram. In some cases, a physician prescribes a higher dosage depending on the underlying disease. Definitely, the body gets used to long-term steroids like Prednisolone and so we cannot st...  Read Full »

Is Mephentermine safe for energy boost during bodybuilding?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend, who is a fitness freak is training to compete at a state level body building competition this year. He is training alongside some local bodybuilder. My concern is, I have seen recently that his physique is really good, but he has some dark spots on his veins on both the arms. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Rathod Rahul Narayanrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Termin (Mephentermine) injection¬†is composed of the following active ingredients (salts): propyl paraben - 0.02 % W/V, methyl paraben - 0.18 % W/V, and mephentermine - 15 mg. It is a muscle relaxing agent which increases the stamina but has lots of side effects. I sug...  Read Full »

Why does my son have blisters after taking steroids?

Query: Hello doctor, My son was diagnosed with ITP a few months ago. He is on steroids since then. But now, he developed blood blisters on his lips and in his mouth, bruises, and spots of petechiae. I am scared. Should he be taken off the steroids? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Treatment of ITP (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) is really challenging. The effect of steroids starts very early. But with immunosuppressants like 6- MP (6-Mercaptopurine), it takes weeks to get the effect of ...  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 »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

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 the face, it makes the skin thin (atrophy), making it more sensitive. It also makes the tiny blood vessels within the sk...  Read Full »

My sexual life is being affected due to the use of steroids. I was wondering what blood tests could help. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I have done weight lifting for the past 10 years. I have been using some steroids for the last few years. I used to get minimal side effects in my sex life. But those side effects usually go away within a few weeks. The last time I used steroids was three months ago. However, I am having ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your description, it appears that you have erectile dysfunction (ED). But you have also been using steroids. Sometimes ED is psychological and goes away when the stress is over. Try to relax and de-stress by practicing yoga and meditation...  Read Full »

I am suffering from steroid-induced acne. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have steroid-induced acne for the past one month. I have had to deal with a constant amount of pustules per day. I had tiny bumps that turned into pustules, and this happened very fast. I am not getting new bumps, but there are still some bumps left. I do not want them to turn into pust...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. It appears to be irritant contact dermatitis with acne grade 3. Wash your face with Dermadew soap for 1 month. Tablet Doxycycline 100 milligrams a ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing itchy skin and a dull complexion after discontinuing the use of an antibiotic and corticosteroid combination cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was using a steroid cream called Cosvate-G for four years, but I did not know about the dangerous effects of this cream and now I have decided to stop using this cream. But now my face is becoming dull, and my skin feels itchy. What should I do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I looked into the details provided by you and I will help you clear all your doubts. Clobetasol plus Gentamicin (Cosvate-G) is a topical steroid cream that is prescribed to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Long-term use of topica...  Read Full »

I took Testosterone shots. Will it affect my penis size?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was 17 years old, I took one shot of Testosterone Enanthate 500 mg and Deca Durabolin. Will it affect my penis size and bone growth? I read on the internet about the side effects of the drug, like stunted growth, and decided to stop using steroids. I took tablet Adderall for three ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The effects of testosterone lasts from 60 to 100 minutes, after which it decreases to its half. It will be completely eliminated after a day or two days. So I do not think one shot of testosterone could make any significant adverse effect on your body. But its effect depend...  Read Full »

How to treat rashes on healthy skin due to psoriasis cream?

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 »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

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 »

How to manage rosacea?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed steroid rosacea after a long-term misuse of topical steroids on the face to treat occasional pimples. After a few years, I realized that my skin was addicted to the topical as I would develop lots of small bumps and pimples after stopping. I took Doxycycline 100 mg twice...  Read Full »


Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing information. According to your information, it sounds like a steroid addicted face needs evaluation and a proper treatment plan. If possible, provide me photographs of the affected areas, which will help me better understand your skin problem and...  Read Full »

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