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herbal alternatives to prednisone

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Synthetic: Prednisone is synthetic. Many of the so called herbal or natural medicines are some times adulterated with conventional drugs.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Prednisone sub: In the steroid category, there is cortisone, hydrocortisone, decadron, and medrol. In the non-steroid category, there is ibuprofen, aleve, mobic, (me ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
There is none: There is no natural equivalent.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many.: If in the small intestine, sulfasalazine. Colon: pentasa, proctofoam. Azothioprine, cyclosporine, the antibiotics ciprofloxine with or without metroni ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/basics/definition/con-20032061
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Tnf inhibitors: Tnf inhibitors such as Humira and remicade (infliximab).
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
RA: If you have confirmed diagnosis of RA, then you should be on disease modifying drugs as deemed necessary by your rheumatologist. These prevent flares ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pejman Katiraei
17 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends: This depends on what the Prednisone is for. In certain inflammatory cases Prednisone is necessary - but hopefully temporarily. Although ribes nigrum ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Can be effective: Methotrexate can be effective for long term control of sarcoidosis symptoms. Complicated though, requires baseline labs and chest x-ray then regular ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See an ENT: You may have chronic ethmoid sinusitis that can cause you to lose your sense of smell. It is a good sign that you regain your smell intermittently. Se ... Read More

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