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Cortisone shot reaction

My daughter received a cortisone shot on Monday for an outbreak of poison ivy. Tonight, Thursday, I noticed she has developed what appears to be a rash of some sort from the injection point on her thigh. It is a thin line almost line someone took a pen and drew a read line down her thigh. It starts just below the bruise from the injection and is about 6-8 inches long. Is this a normal reaction?
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How a re you? How is your daughter? Cortisone is a natural body product, hence , there are no allergic reactions.Cortisone shots helps to alleviate allergy symptoms and reduce inflammation of the skin during exposure to poison ivy or poison oak and even in arthritis and other orthopedic problems. The most common side-effect is a '”steroid flare”. This is a condition where the injected cortisone crystalizes and can cause a brief period of pain worse than before the shot. This usually lasts a day or so and is best treated by icing the injected area. Another common side-effect is discoloration of the skin where the injection is given. Atrophy of the skin, thinning of the skin and infection may also occur at the site of injection.
(http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/paindrugs/a/cortisone.htm)

However, if  the rash persists, it would be good to see your doctor for proper evaluation.Take care and keep us posted.
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What if your daugter's hip starts sinking in like it is atrophy!   What the hell then?  Why would it create a hole in the buttocks at the site of the shot of cortizone?  This is concerning me and I noticed she looks very exhausted and since the shot she has had two periods a month??  I don't think this is normal and I would like some dialogue!  Concerned Mother
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I hate to see all the doctors saying you cannot have a reaction to a cortisone shot.  I am having one now and about to go crazy/  my bp is 164/110, my face looks like I am sunburned.  You need to listed to us one here. THere is a problem.  I am worried to death that this is not going to go away.
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I have had numerous cortisone injections in my life and when I had an injection in my foot a couple of years ago I got a rash on my face the next day.  But I am still able to take an oral Med Dose pack without a reaction.  So I wasn't too concerned when they did a nerve block on my lumbar spine (L5) two days ago.  I now have the same sunburned look to my face.  It is slightly raised and burns.  My podiatrist had told me a couple of years ago that it might have been due to whatever the cortisone is mixed with.  Now I am beginning to wonder if I will ever be able to have this done again.  Looks like surgery might be my only option.
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