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Corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic systems such as stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 77% (22 Members) find Corticosteroids helpful
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Corticosteroids Reviews

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I rarely get them but when I do its like a miracle to my skin.
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Ive been using a corticosteroid cream every morning and night for about a week now. The sores have gotten a lot better but still painful. It feels like theyll never go away. I was also given a numbing gel to help with the pain. It helps a lot but doesnt last as long as Id like it to.
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worked great I was pain free for a full two weeks
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helped when the blisters were bad
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Great if you want to look like Hulk Hogan and risk heart problems. Stopped it after we saw the side effects.
Working / Worked
was it painful? yes.
was it worth it? yes.
Working / Worked
A quick IV 'fixer-upper' for early RR. Can be administered via home-care. Not to be overused. Used before Novatrone.
The injections into the wounds make the inflamation go down in a matter of hours but causes muscle pain weakness tense muscles scaring loss of skin. More pain than its worth.
Somewhat Helpful
I like this lotion mixture the dermatologist got me but I can no longer get it in Michigan.
Somewhat Helpful
My hair grew a little but my skin color changed a little and the texture.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Corticosteroids
    In my last message I wrote........ The other concern would be toxicity of the drug, that would be determined by drug test. Should be........The... [More]
  2. Discussion: Corticosteroids
    I would suggest staying on the regiment that the doctor has laid out for you. This is probably one of those medicines you need to reduce yourself of... [More]
  3. Discussion: Corticosteroids
    Rich, I'm on 4 mg a day for 10 days then .75 mg a day for 20 days. I'm not sure how the lower dose will effect me, but this higher one is a killer. ... [More]
  4. Discussion: Corticosteroids
    Another great drug that has great side effects. It is very important that patients consider side effects when they need treatment. I hope your stay ... [More]
  5. Discussion: Corticosteroids
    I'm convinced corticosteroids were created by the devil, lol. I'm not sure what's worse, fighting the symptoms of Meniere's or fighting the side effe... [More]