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Allergic To Cortisone Prednisone
Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?
Yes: Emergency departments can treat this; you would be better off by going to a primary care physician and establishing a relationship for long-term care. ...Read more
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
Not emergency medica: It is not the first go to medication for an anaphylactic reaction. For a true reactio-Epinephrine is the way to go. Steroid shot aftr the initial care is said to help prevent rebound reactions which can sometimes happen. So-steroud should be used as an alternative to epinephrine. ...Read more
Extremely horrible reaction to cortisone injection and cortisone Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Are there any alternatives?
What to do if I have horrible reaction to cortisone injection and cortisone Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak..?
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Can you take Reactine allergy med with oral prednisone? Taking prednisone for contact dermatitis but still itchy!
Sure.: Read the package information to be sure it is safe for you to take. Prednisone takes 48-72 hours to work. An antihistamine may help the pain. Fragrances, aerosols, harsh soaps, and smoke also irritate the skin, so get rid of those in your environment until your dermatitis has resolved. No scented detergents, soaps, lotions, deodorants, etc. No fabric softeners at all. Avoid candles, etc. ...Read more
Wrong question: Begin with a more precise diagnosis. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help
Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid prednisone: While adverse reactions (side effects) to oral steroids are common, there is a small percentage of individuals who actually have an allergy to a particular steroid. Side effects can usually be minimized by limiting the dose and duration of treatment. For a true Prednisone allergy, it would be necessary to avoid that drug and use one of the other corticosteroid drugs. ...Read more
Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?
Am anaphylactically allergic to NSAIDs, need pain&anti-inflammatory cream for swollen SCM. Is Topricin safe?
Probably: Non prescription formulations generally do not contain prescriotion chemicals. The web site for topricin did not list its ingrdients. Most topicals have very little systemic absorption. It would be helpful to know which nsaid your were allergic to. ...Read more
How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?
These cause hives & flushing: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) aspirin, ibuprofen, mestinon, levsin, keflex (severe) morphine, vicodin. allergic to the meds or the fillers?!
Medication Allergy : Multiple allergies to Medications. Consult an Allergist for testing. ...Read more
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