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Got a steroid shot for sinus infection about 8 hrs ago. Cant…

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Got a steroid shot...

Got a steroid shot for sinus infection about 8 hrs ago. Cant sleep and heart racing. Off and on sweating

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just chronic sinus infections several times a year

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.A steroid shot will cause tachycardia,restlessness ,insomnia and elevated blood sugar effects,It is generally of no use in acute Sinusitis(I can not understand why it was given in chronic sinusitis).Chronic sinusitis is usually difficult to cure and seasonal allergies/viral or bacterial infections are likely to aggravate the chronic sinusitis turning it to acute status for a few days.Allopathic care usually has no therapy for chronic sinusitis.We have tried tying up our therapy with yoga ,breathing exercises and Neti Pot/Jal Niti ,which if done regularly for about 10-18 months does provide lasting relief. Allopathy will help if decongestant nasal drops,NSAIDs and antibiotics are used along with steam therapy and humidifiers.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have has sinus problems my entire life. My question is more related to should i be concerned about the side effects of the steroid and how long will they lasy. Was mixed with rocephin
Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 7 months ago

THe time of the side effects will depend on if a short acting steroid was used or a long acting one.It is often difficult to predict these matters,but a short acting steroid shot should not last more than 48 to 72 hours,along acting one can cause side effects for 9-14 days and beyond.

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