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what are the dangers to a patient given prednisone who is allergic to it

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Several options: Prednsione is not universally effective in lupus and the benefit may depend on the dose used. There are several other options including methotrexate, ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Balancing act: It's a balancing act since many of the problems with infections is that an exuberant inflammatory response can occur, which can cause more damage than ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Routinely used : Prednisone is a synthetic medication that mimics the natural stress response cortisol that is produced by the adrenal glands.It helps stabilize infla ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Steroid diabetes: If your glu is in the 300 mg% range, you are on Prednisone and have diabetes on metformin, you may need more meds; just an increase in metformin may n ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Very rare: Unusual to have a steroid allergy, and perhaps really due to additive components in the pills or liquid preps. However, if you have a relapse, and yo ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult: I would recommend referral to infection diseases doctor and allergist to check for IgE or non IgE mediated allergy to the antibiotics.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See below: Might find acth in form of acthar to work just as well without the adverse events. If that option is intolerable, might use brief course of intraveno ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Steroids: Injectable steroids are given to control allergic reactions however: this is not done without some risk to the patients. Repeated doses of steroids ar ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Med allergy: Seeing an allergist can help, as they can desensitize the person to it.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Its always important to understand all of these things but perhaps we could have some more context in order to better answer the question. What are t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Prevention: The respiratory system has an important roll in both providing oxygen to tissues & helping acutely regulate the delicate acid base balance in the body ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fluid: Since some of the plasma (blood without the cells) has often gone out of the circulation to form the tissue swelling, people in anaphylactic shock of ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiv Arora
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: There are alternative antibiotics to penicillin-type antibiotics. The choice depends on the infection being treated. There is testing available for ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin test/blood test: In milk allergy, the symptoms include gastrointestinal upset, nasal stuffiness, hives, +/- anaphylaxis. In dairy intolerance, the symptoms will mostl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
It depends..: What kind of heart patient are you?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Incorrect: hypertension as a disease is a very common entity-millions of patients receive anesthetics despite of this. If very high blood pressure discovered for ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Focusing on: Comfort measures (palliation) now moves to the front of the line even during curative treatment: anti-emetics, pain control. The most daunting is fati ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Lots of choices: Depends on the type of infection, the location of the infection. There are lots of choices for patients with a pen allergy.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Local or systemic: If you are indeed allergic you will probably have marked swelling locally with itching. Hopefully not a more generalized reaction. It could be a late ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid sulfa: Current treatment for medication allergies including sulfa is avoiding that class of medication and use a suitable alternative. If a person is experi ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pregnant w O/D: I would not expect an antibiotic to act as a cleanser or to correct typical effects of analgesic overdose. I would be very concerned about a pregnant ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
INH: Isoniazid, also called inh.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes but: If you are talking about medications, they will remain effective but the symptom control will likely be reduced if you are exposed to a highly allerge ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
All medications: Are based on the weight of the person, usually in kilograms.

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