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A 25-year-old female asked:

Could corticosteroid cause a lifelong healthy eater to suddenly crave fatty fast foods?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Appetite changes : Oral steroids such as Prednisone can temporarily increase the appetite as well as cause many other unwanted side effects. Typically the craving is for any food and not specific for a particular food. This would not happen with topical steroids such as nasal sprays, creams/ointments or asthma inhalers.
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