Steroids

The manmade version of hormones (chemicals that are naturally made by the body) are called steroids or corticosteroids. These steroids work like hormones in reducing inflammation. Steroids are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, uveitis, psoriatic arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions.

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How to get rid of dizziness, clogged ears, and warm face?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from a suspected ear infection for nearly four weeks now. I am currently experiencing dizziness and a warm face for the past four weeks. I have been using Gentamicin ear drops for the last two weeks, but my symptoms have not improved. I am fatigued all the time, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you shown it to an ENT specialist? Do you have any ear discharge, or fever, or reduced hearing? Can you describe the giddiness? Is it always present? Is it an imbalance or spinning sensation? How long does it last?  Read Full »

What causes severe pain and cracking sound in shoulders?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of pain in my right shoulder. I have difficulty lifting anything overhead and while doing any physical activity that focuses on the shoulder area. My shoulder also makes a lot of clicking and cracking that is quite painful. I previously did a steroid shot in that area to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tejash Patel

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know your age and sex? Do you have any history of trauma, jerk, or twisting? Are you a known case of diabetes or hypertension? How long do you have pain and sound? Have you taken single or three doses of steroids? And when did you take it? Kindly answer t...  Read Full »

Do you know whether steroids help to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hi . My mom is taking Prednisolone oral tabs daily in the morning. she is taking it for past 5 years. recently she got red spots in her body . docs stopped this medicine for weeks . she got very ill. at tat time she was in tb medication. tb is not detected. still prescribed. after getting worse do...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear sorry about your mother's health condition. For rheumatoid arthritis now very good DMARDS available. No need of taking steroid for a long time. Probably she is suffering from vasculitis or other autoimmune disorder which will give temporary relief with steroids and flare up of symptom...  Read Full »

Can I take steroid injection for a bald patch on the beard?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a bald patch on the beard for the past three weeks. I am suspecting alopecia. I have uploaded the photo. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your concern is alopecia areata, which is an autoimmune entity. I suggest you try Tacroz forte (Tacrolimus) twice daily on the patch. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and ta...  Read Full »

How is ADEM treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My child was suffering from ADEM and CNS inflammatory demyelination disorder (CIDD) since last three months. Please suggest the treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com, ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) and CIDD are usually treated with steroids, although the response to treatment is variable. For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist  Read Full »

Please suggest the latest treatment for non-specific interstitial pneumonia.

Query: Hi doctor, For the past five years, I have been suffering from non-specific interstitial pneumonia. Initially, I used Deltacortril and Imuran for a year and then till now I am only using Imuran two tablets in the morning and one in the evening. While going to sleep, I use 1 L/min oxygen. I do like t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. NSIP, non-specific interstitial pneumonia is a chronic disease of interstitial pneumonia. The treatment of disease runs long term. If you stop the treatment early, there is more chance of relapse and the disease will not be controlled with the same medicines. Coming t...  Read Full »

Why does my nephew have back stiffness and difficulty in walking?

Query: Hi doctor, I want an opinion for my 24 year old nephew. For the past four months, he has been suffering from the following problems. He has numbness in both his lower limbs for the past three months and he has total blackout for a few seconds. He has been suffering from constipation for the past ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the symptoms, it is suggestive of the myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord). Hence, he has been treated with initial IV steroids and then oral. After taking these medications, either his symptom...  Read Full »

Can Steroids be used for shingles?

Query: Hi doctor, My father got shingles and he is 65 years old. He used antivirals till they were completely used, also, he uses Pergabalin, Alfen 100 and Methocarbamol for pain management. Last night, we went to another doctor and he prescribed Hydrocortisone cream and he used it, so, his injury becam...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shingles is an extremely painful condition. The use of steroids in shingles (Zoster) is debatable and is a double edged sword, in a few it causes wonders. Well coming to the current clinical presentation, the reappearance of lesions in the same site may be due to: ...  Read Full »

Why does my oxygen saturation level go down if I reduce the steroid dose?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 7 years, I was affected by chronic HP. From that time, I am in oxygen therapy and steroids 4 mg. My doctor told to taper them and stop so as per his advice I slowly tapered the dose of steroids and stopped it finally. When I stopped it, I cannot able to move or walk and also my sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis or HP is a type of interstitial lung disease. It is a chronic type of lung disease and treatment usually runs longer, especially with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. As you said, you are taking steroids in tapering dose but still you ...  Read Full »

Can non-specific interstitial pneumonia be treated with salt therapy?

Query: Hi doctor, What is non-specific interstitial pneumonia? Is salt therapy beneficial for non-specific interstitial pneumonia? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. NSIP (non-specific interstitial pneumonia) is a chronic form of interstitial pneumonia, which cause thickening of the interstitium, an anatomical lung part not seen on x-rays. This type of thickening can be due to inflammation, scarring or edema in the lungs. Usually, the...  Read Full »

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