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A 34-year-old male asked:

i have severe seasonal allergies.take every medication. only thing that really works is prednisone or cortisone shot. possibke to take on a schedule?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Absolutely not: Prednisone is not usually indicated for nasal symptoms. See an allergist to find out what else can be done.

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