Patient Comments: Cortisone Injection - Side effects

What side effects (if any) did you experience with your cortisone injection?

Comment from: SeekingAnswers, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

However, at the same time that my shoulder started to feel much better (and is virtually pain-free now), I began to have psoriasis-like symptoms on my elbows and calves. I have never had psoriasis, but I do react very strongly to bug bites, and this feels like mosquito bites all over my legs and elbows. It itches like crazy, especially if exposed to heat. The inflamed red skin feels tough to the touch, and is drying out/flaking over time. You're supposed to take a corticosteroid cream for psoriasis, but I'm nervous to take more steroids, as that actually has seemed to CAUSE the psoriasis. Hope this fades with time.

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