What is Intralesional Injection ?
This is a procedure involving the injection of a steroid solution directly into the skin lesion or immediately below the skin, with the aim of improving its appearance and/or reducing symptoms such as itch or pain.
Intralesional injections are been used in ?
Intralesional steroid injections are standard treatment for many skin diseases such as
Circumscribed plaques of dermatitis.
What does the procedure involve ?
The area to be treated is numbed with a local anaesthetic, this may not be normally necessary. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, several injections may be needed at the same time. After the injection, a small dressing is placed over the affected area of skin which can be removed after a few hours. Depending on the skin condition being treated further treatment sessions may be offered, at least several weeks apart.
What are the possible side effects ?
The treatment in general is very safe. Some side effects are
However in rare instances it can cause