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A 55-year-old male asked about a 34-year-old female:

I'm taking prednisolone 5mg 8 tablets daily for 7 days for a rash. concerned as gp said once finished no need to taper off,correct?i have thalassemia minor causes fatigue especially now on period.i had moon face when i stopped abruptly few yrs back?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Usually for short courses of oral steroids there is not need to taper, but since you had a reaction which is consistent when abruptly stopping, discuss a tapering schedule over the course of a few days with your PCP. Topical steroids are available for inflammatory rashes and please discuss with your PCP.
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