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why would a doctor prescribe prednisone for a stroke patient

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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

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The doc who put the patient on this medicine should recheck cholesterol numbers and prescribe appropriately.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Guess: Usually a serious infection with a cough and bonchospasm.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Common: That's common with chronic urticaria, prednisone was to control a flare up, and not to eradicate it altogether, you still have to be on daily ant ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
see details: To treat inflammatory diseases.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Caution: Sometimes some doctors are not sure if there is inflammation or infection or both. Main thing is; if viral, don't give abx, if infection don't give pr ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: That depends on the cause & the severity. For instance, if a person had severe asthma - Prednisone may be prescribed to help them breath.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Life Threatening: Yes. A platelet count that low is life threatening. Prednisone is often part of the emergency treatment to protect your life.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Prednisone: Prednisone is used for many medical conditions. As a corticosteroid, it is mostly used for it's anti inflamatory effect as is the case with poison iv ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Maybe, maybe not: Almost all medicines have potential adverse effects. The art of medicine is balancing those against their potential benefit. Side-effects of Prednison ... Read More
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