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Have a constant headache, low grade fever & swollen feet for 3 weeks. Ct scan of head and CBC normal. No relief with prednisone or pain meds. Help?

Have a constant headache, low grade fever & swollen feet for 3 weeks. Ct scan of head and CBC normal. No relief with prednisone or pain meds. Help?

Headache: This is a common complaint and can result from many underlying illnesses. You have a fever of undetermined origin, and without knowing what evaluations have been done and the rest of the medical history and exam my best suggestion would be to see an infectious diseases expert. Do not know why you were given prednisone, but this does not, superficially, sound like a good idea. See an id doc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Red warm swollen bilateral pitting edema lower legs onset after 12d prednisone use. Allergic reaction? No history of this.

Red warm swollen bilateral pitting edema lower legs onset after 12d prednisone use. Allergic reaction? No history of this.

I would see doctor: As soon as possible. This could be infection, or something else, should get better if it was just allergic reaction ...Read more

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I used prednisone 40mg daily for a week for vasomotor rhinitis and sinusitis. I now have watet retention, swollen and warm feet and I picked up 4kg!

I used prednisone 40mg daily for a week for vasomotor rhinitis and sinusitis. I now have watet retention, swollen and warm feet and I picked up 4kg!

Side effects: Prednisone in that dose for 7 days can do all those things but if you are usually healthy these side effects should gradually wear off over the next week or 2 as long as you restrict extra salt and calories. A one time dose of a diuretic could expedite the fluid loss but take a potassium supplement with it. ...Read more

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How do you alleviate swollen hands, knees and feet possibly due to 5mg prednisone every other day or remicade (infliximab) iv?

How do you alleviate swollen hands, knees and feet possibly due to 5mg prednisone every other day or remicade (infliximab) iv?

See details: You need to discuss this issue with your doctor. That doctor will know the best way to proceed and will be able to determine the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more

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Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but I don't know what caused this?

Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but I don't know what caused this?

Evaluation needed: Allergic reactions limited to one foot is a bit unusual. It will be important for the treating physician to distinguish between soft tissue, swelling, joint swelling, and angioedema from allergic reaction. Frequently with allergic reaction there is itching and redness and less "shooting pain." insect bite or sting reactions may be a possibility and a close examination will aid in this. ...Read more

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I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

Need to be seen: Your swelling could be an allergic rxn. Please make an appointment to be evaluated and treated for reaction or possible infection. Only being seen can a physician make a good clinical decision on your care. ...Read more

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What should I do for an allergic reaction from an ant bite? Usually I need an Epipen (epinephrine) but this time I didn't. The bite area (my foot) is VERY swollen.

What should I do for an allergic reaction from an ant bite? Usually I need an Epipen (epinephrine) but this time I didn't. The bite area (my foot) is VERY swollen.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Glad you didn't need an Epipen this time but if you have a history of breathing problems in past with ant bites don't leave home without it! Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually first emergent medication I recommend. Keep foot elevated. Compresses 50/50 white vinegar/water. Make appointment to see your MD asap.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/insect-stings ...Read more

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My feet tends to get swollen, I had numerous tests done and it showed nothing. Could this be an allergic reaction to something?

My feet tends to get swollen, I had numerous tests done and it showed nothing. Could this be an allergic reaction to something?

Maybe: Swelling of the feet can be from allergies, although usually, it is not limited to the feet only. Allergic swelling usually occurs in the feet, hands, lips, and around the eyes. You should see an allergist to help you sort this out. Other causes of swelling in the feet can be long hours standing, venous inusufficiency in the legs, or varicose veins. ...Read more

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Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: It sounds like it. YOu may need some medicine for this asap. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult. A picture would help as well ...Read more

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I have recently been off the medication amlodipline, which has then caused reaction of swollen feet. What should I do?

I have recently been off the medication amlodipline, which has then caused reaction of swollen feet. What should I do?

Water retention?: Though amlodipine is not a diuretic, its effect on systolic blood pressure makes blood flow through the heart more efficient. By stopping it and not using anything else, you may be causing a backup which eventually shows up as water retention and swollen feet. See you physician. ...Read more

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Could my swollen feet be because I'm allergic to my partners dog?

Could my swollen feet be because I'm allergic to my partners dog?

Probably not: Most allergic reaction will not have a focal distribution unless it is a contact allergy such as nickel in a bracelet. ...Read more

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Having a strange prednisone side effect. Could it be an allergic reaction?

Having a strange prednisone side effect. Could it be an allergic reaction?

Yes: Without knowing what your reaction is I can't tell you if I think it is an allergic reaction to prednisone. However, some patients can become allergic to oral or injectable steroids such as prednisone. These patients may be able to tolerate other forms of steroid. They can be tested by an allergist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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Steroids not working for my rash? Dermatologist said it's an allergic reaction I've had 2 shots and a round of prednisone.

Steroids not working for my rash? Dermatologist said it's an allergic reaction I've had 2 shots and a round of prednisone.

Antihistamines: If the dermatologist thinks it is an allergic reaction try adding a nonsedating antihistamine like loratadine daily and a zantac (ranitidine) 150mg twice a day. We usually think of zantac (ranitidine) for stomach but it blocks another kind of histamine release and can be helpful with a standard antihistamine for resistant allergic reactions. If this does not help then return to the dermatologist or see an allergist. ...Read more

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I am having an allergic reaction to cutting mdf fiberboard. The skin rash is terrible. How much prednisone can I take and can I take benadryll.

I am having an allergic reaction to cutting mdf fiberboard. The skin rash is terrible. How much prednisone can I take and can I take benadryll.

See your doctor: I would recommend that you see your doctor to make sure this is a contact dermatitis. You would not want to take Prednisone and unless you know what you are taking it for. The dose can vary based on she, weight, & diagnosis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is very short acting and may help itching only. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone for severe allergic reaction, should I take it till the rash is gone or till the prescription is gone?

I was prescribed prednisone for severe allergic reaction, should I take it till the rash is gone or till the prescription is gone?

Prednisone: Follow the prescription exactly as written since you can have a recurrence or a flare if the Prednisone is stopped before the recommended treatment or tapering course. ...Read more

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How long until I see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin, severe rash?

A few days: You should start seeing improvement hopefully within a few days. Using a topical steroid cream with the oral steroid can also help quicken recovery. If it is not improving, let your physician know. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take for menstrual cramps if I am taking 20mg of prednisone for an allergic reaction?

NSAIDS: Usually nsaids like Ibuprofen help relieve uterine cramps. However the combination of Ibuprofen and Prednisone is not advisable as both irritate the stomach lining and can cause gastritis or ulceration. You could protect your stomach by taking Prilosec and taking Prednisone and Ibuprofen with food. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer but if it doesn't help, only take Ibuprofen for a day or so. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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I'm on prednisone for an allergic reaction to something unknown. I also have chronic leg pain. What is safe to take besides Tylenol?

I'm on prednisone for an allergic reaction to something unknown. I also have chronic leg pain. What is safe to take besides Tylenol?

NSAID is ok: You may also try NSAID with the understanding that your stomach will more likely to get upset because of the prednisone. Taking OTC antacid medication may help reduce the side effects. There are also topical (Rx) NSAID available as well. I am puzzled as to what kind of allergic reaction you are taking prednisone for. ...Read more

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Having smart lipo in 3 days and dermatologist prescribed me prednisone (only for 5 days) for allergic reaction I am having. Can I take it be4 lipo?

Having smart lipo in 3 days and dermatologist prescribed me prednisone (only for 5 days) for allergic reaction I am having. Can I take it be4 lipo?

Check w/SmartLipo MD: It is best to check with your SmartLipo doctor about whether or not they prefer you to continue to take prednisone to the procedure. If you are recovering from an allergic reaction, it is ideal to be fully treated and recovered, prior to undergoing any procedures. Your SmartLipo doc may want to postpone your procedure, so that it is performed under the safest conditions. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I had a allergic reaction to plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I just started prednisone 5mg but now I'm getting massive headaches. What can I do to help headaches?

I had a allergic reaction to plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I just started prednisone 5mg but now I'm getting massive headaches. What can I do to help headaches?

Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motri: Try over the counter pain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and if the pain does not go away consult your doctor, it is unlikely that 5mgm of Prednisone is causing your headache. ...Read more

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If I'm taking prednisone and atarax for an allergic reaction in the form of a rash can I take NyQuil to help me sleep. The itching is so bad?

If I'm taking prednisone and atarax for an allergic reaction in the form of a rash can I take NyQuil to help me sleep. The itching is so bad?

Nyquil: Nyquil is a cough medication that has several ingredients including an antihistamine. While I doubt that you'd have a serious interaction with the atarax, you wouldn't want the stimulant effect of the pse in Nyquil. Are you taking the full strength dose of atarax (50mgs)? If not try taking the 50 mgs at bedtime which may give you sedation for sleep as well as antiitch effect. Discuss with your MD. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) and was prescribed to take prednisone 20mg two tablets daily. How long till it clears my body?

I had an allergic reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) and was prescribed to take prednisone 20mg two tablets daily. How long till it clears my body?

The serum: Elimination half time of cipro (ciprofloxacin) is about 4 hours in patients with normal renal function, which means half of the absorbed dose is eliminated every 4 hours. Within 24 hours, it is essentially eliminated from the body. ...Read more

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I took prednisone for 3 days following an allergic reaction. Is it possible to feel depressed after going off the meds? I also take lithium for mood.

I took prednisone for 3 days following an allergic reaction. Is it possible to feel depressed after going off the meds? I also take lithium for mood.

Yes: Prednisone and cortisone in general, especially in doses over 20 mg daily, often affects one's moods. Most people get "hyper" while on it then get a downer for a day or more after stopping it. A small % may actually get the opposite effects. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to Minocycline about a week ago. This was her 2nd exposure to the medication, but she did not have any reaction the first time she took it. She was treated with prednisone (30mg twice a day

My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to Minocycline about a week ago. This was her 2nd exposure to the medication, but she did not have any reaction the first time she took it. She was treated with prednisone (30mg twice a day

Allergies: What your daughter experienced is typical for an allergic reaction. We are never allergic to something the first time we are exposed to it. An allergy requires a previous exposure for the body to become sensitized and for the immune system to create a response to subsequent exposures. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more