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Prednisone poison oak

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Epilepsy: Sometimes there are no good answers you're being treated correctly for the poison oak. One would need more history about the new relationship between ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No for short-term: Large doses of oral steroid often cause insomnia. I suspect that the dose is being tapered down daily at this point and the insomnia along with it. ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Yes: Prednisone is a strong steroid that can cause many side effects physically as well as in mental health such as mood swings, mania and insomnia. All of... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Possibly none: If the Prednisone is only taken for a short. Of time there may be no side effects. Rarely even with a short course you can be more nervous and hungry ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Continue the prednisone till the prescription is finished and by then the rash is usually healing. Good Luck
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The prednisone may speed the process and reduce the itching but I would not expect the skin disruption to clear in less than a week.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Depends on severity: Prednisone and the more potent steroid creams need to be prescribed by your doctor, anyway; have your doctor evaluate your rash and follow the advice ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
Perhaps this is not: poison oak. There are other causes of blistering rashes. See dermatologist and perhaps get biopsy or viral culture of blisters.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
Dermatology 15 years experience
Stop prednisone: Prednisone suppresses your immune system which can reactive HSV-1 (the cold sore virus) which normally remains inactive in your skin for life. I woul... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Contamination: You are likely still having contact with the resin. You need to clean up every article which might have contacted poison oak with dish detergents (wea... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: It won't, good that you asked, in general if in doubt in the future, use another form of contraception in addition till sure you are safe, good luck
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Oral: Oral steroids are the fastest way. In the future, would recommend using tecnu soap.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Time/moisturizer: The prednisone decreased the intensity of your itching and amount of spread, but when it dries out it just needs time to heal. The dry skin will also ... Read More
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