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A 33-year-old male asked:

how long does it take for prednisone to work on a poison ivy rash? contact made with plant 5.5 days ago. starting taking prednisone 3 days ago.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: The steroid effect depends on the underlying problem and extent of the inflammation. The steroids will start to be more effective after a few doses. At day 3, you should experience improvement if you are responding to the medication.

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