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prednisone was prescribed for ruptured eardrum caused by infection. what are possible side effects from taking prednisone?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to your doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
Answered on Nov 14, 2012
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Minor stuff: Most people on short courses if steroids don't have many side effects and there are no long term effects to worry about. For use of less than 2 weeks here's what generally happens 1. Increased appetite 2. Heartburn 3. Possible trouble sleeping (usually mild) 4. Hot flashes or a flushed feeling if you are a diabetic it can increase blood sugar.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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Ruptured eardrum: I don't think that is a good idea but you must speak to an Ear specialist!
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fluid in ears: See an ENT specialist. You may need ventilation tubes if prednisone is not working

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