Frequently Asked Questions about Corticosteroid Shots
Q. What is a corticosteroid shot?
A. A corticosteroid shot is a medication delivered into the body as an injection to reduce inflammation and suppress immune response.
Q. What conditions can corticosteroid shots be used to treat?
A. Corticosteroid shots can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including allergies, inflammatory arthritis, and tendinitis.
Q. Are corticosteroid shots safe?
A. Corticosteroid shots are generally safe when used properly/as prescribed, however it is important to discuss the risks associated with the use of this treatment with a medical professional.
Q. How long do corticosteroid shots last?
A. Corticosteroid shots can provide relief for up to two weeks, however, this depends on the individual and the type of corticosteroid used.
Q. Are there any side effects of corticosteroid shots?
A. Some of the possible side effects of a corticosteroid shot include acne, mood swings, diminished appetite, and insomnia. Other, less common, side effects include nausea, vomiting, and stomach irritation.
Q. How long does it take for the effects of a corticosteroid shot to start?
A. The effects of a corticosteroid shot can begin almost immediately and last up to two weeks.