Dexamethasone Iontophoresis Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma
In a health forum, a member with a username killneuroma posted a question about the dexamethasone iontophoresis treatment for Morton’s Neuroma. Below is the full posted question from the forum:
I have a question for you who had treatment of dexamethasone iontophoresis for neuroma.
What is the side effects?
I believe that dexamethasone is also steroid med..
Does dexamethasone iontophoresis cause fat pad atrophy or thining skin?
Thanks for your help….
To better understand the treatment. We will define Dexamethasone Iontophoresis.
Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. It is 20 to 30 times more potent than the naturally occurring hormone cortisol and 4 to 5 times more potent than prednisone. Therapeutic use Anti-inflammatory Dexamethasone is used to treat many inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Read more: http://www.righthealth.com/topic/dexamethasone#ixzz1FK54UyWp
Iontophoresis (a.k.a. Electromotive Drug Administration (EMDA)) is a technique using a small electric charge to deliver a medicine or other chemical through the skin. It is basically an injection without the needle. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iontophoresis
Dexamethasone Iontophoresis are commonly introduced to the athletes or performers who need an immediate relief using electrical current to the foot’s tissue.