You may experience numbness and/or relief from your symptoms for up to six hours after the injection. Your usual symptoms may then return and may possibly be somewhat more intense than usual for a day or two. The beneficial effects of the steroids usually require 2-3 days to take effect, but can take as long as 10-14 days. In some patients, a second or third injection is required to achieve adequate pain relief. If your pain is not improved after a reasonable period of time, your doctor will want to investigate other possible sources for your pain and determine further evaluation and treatments.
I have . meibomian gland dysfunction ( means when I blink my eyes don’t produce the oil to lubricate ) so my eyes are permanently bloodshot , also the skin around them looks dry, wrinkly, red sore , very ageing also they itch & burn then peel !!! like others posting only relief has been from hydrocortisone cream , a long term no no on face never mind around the eyes . This product is amazing used now for two days the difference is apparent and the skin around my eyes is nearly back to normal ,they will always be bloodshot but at least looking more normal . A must try !!
Cortisone injections are extremely safe, but they do still have potential problems. If you are concerned about having a cortisone shot, talk with your doctor. While cortisone is a powerful treatment for many orthopedic conditions, there are usually other options that can also be tried. Many doctors will offer an injection as they are quick, easy, and most often effective. However, your doctor should also be able to offer other treatments for inflammation that may also be effective for those that cannot have, or don't want, a cortisone injection.