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Why is it that a person should take hydrocortisone tablets with food or meals

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Stomach irritation: Hydrocortisone, or steroids in general, can be very irritating to the GI tract. Taking them with food can minimize problems like nausea, heartburn, a... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Normal blood sugar: A fasting blood glucose of approximately 60-100, maybe up to 110 in some laboratories, is considered normal. After you eat, the level goes up above 1... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Hydrocortisone: can increase blood sugars if you are in it for a while.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: The children may have atopic dermatitis and even though there has been no food changes, food allergy can be acquired through direct skin contact if AD... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Should resolve: Most likely it will resolve on its own without any treatment. Food is not going to help it. If the area looks infected or like there is a chemical bur... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
ASAP: If you are taking it for your orthostatic tachycardia, take it ASAP and resume the regular schedule with the next dose even though it may be just a fe... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Absolutely: I am going to assume that your health is stable and that you are not thrombocytopenic. If you actually have petechiae, they always deserve to be worke... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Cream?: If it is a cream applied in moderation on a limited area of the skin yes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
They could: Steroid pills can irritate the lining of the stomach. Alcohol can do the same thing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes: steroids rarely-never worsen angle closure. Topamax (topiramate) can cause acute angle glaucoma. Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

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