A 17-year-old female asked:
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if you take prednisone for a rash and stop 2-3 days early will the rash come back?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: Depends upon cause of rash & whether resolution of rash was coincidental to Prednisone or not. If rash due to infection & you weren't given antibiotics, then improvement was just coincidence & will probably get worse shortly, regardless of prednisone. If rash due to eczema, then hopefully steroid will keep it calm as long as you avoid irritants. So go see your doc re diagnosis & treatment.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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