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How long for prednisone to work

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Within 24 hours: While Prednisone and other oral steroids are rapidly absorbed from the GI tract and begin to kill eosinophils in the blood (common white blood cell in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Depends on cause: How quickly Prednisone works , if it works at all, depends on the cause of the joint pain. If you have an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid it ma ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The steroid effect depends on the underlying problem and extent of the inflammation. The steroids will start to be more effective after a few doses. A ... Read More
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Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few days: Prednisone is our strongest ant-inflammatory and back pain is inflammatory if you are not better after a few days of treatment you may need to consid ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hive treatment: In general, it will take a couple of hours since Prednisone needs time to suppress the production of histamine. On the other hand, antihistamine works ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jimenez
46 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but more toxic: For some people, Methylprednisolone lasts and works a little better and than prednisone. Dexamethasone is a common longer activing steroid but is not ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Chest pain: Please see your health care provider before treating yourself with Prednisone or any prescription medication. There are many causes of chest area pain ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
15 years experience Endocrinology
A long time (months): Considering you have been on steroids for a long period of time, it will take likely months with gradual titration of your steroid before adrenal reco ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: On the hives, prednisone dose, other medications you are on, the cause for the hives, if any. Kindly see your doctor and consider referral to a derma ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Neuritis: These meds will produce benefit in 48-72 hours, and full benefit in 7-10 days. Cool packs may help with discomfort. A pain specialist may determine th ... Read More
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