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i'm not sure i have heat rash or poison ivy should i take prednisone.

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Steroid therapy is: not to be used casually as there are significant short and long term consequences. If the rash does not go away in 24 hours then it may be poison ivy however trying topical therapy first would make more sense than utilizing systemic therapy for this.

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I started to have rashes on gorin area, doctors prescribed ketoconazole for me for months and this is curing the rashes very effectively . However I searched about the risk of fatal liver problem of the drug. Should I keep taking the drug ?

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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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Check with your PCP: The risk is very low when using ketoconazole in pulsed therapy (once per week for an extended period of time). Your risk of developing a problem with any drug depends on your particular constellation of medical problems. As long as you don't have a predisposition to developing liver damage and your doctor monitors you during treatment, you should be fine. Check with your doctor.

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