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prednisone allergy r u kidding me? prednisone is supposed to treat them.

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
Unlikely: It is very unusual to be allergic to orednisone. Often, a known reaction to steroid use is interpreted as an allergy. Many people develop facial flushing from prednisone. This is often times inferred as an allergic reaction it is not.

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A 44-year-old female asked:

How to treat prednisone allergy?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Avoid prednisone: While adverse reactions (side effects) to oral steroids are common, there is a small percentage of individuals who actually have an allergy to a particular steroid. Side effects can usually be minimized by limiting the dose and duration of treatment. For a true Prednisone allergy, it would be necessary to avoid that drug and use one of the other corticosteroid drugs.

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Last updated Dec 17, 2014

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