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Will 50mg prednisone cause hot flushed face 5day course taking with cefuroxime for bronchial infection is this dangerous and need visit to dr again?

Will 50mg prednisone cause hot flushed face 5day course taking with cefuroxime for bronchial infection is this dangerous and need visit to dr again?

Prednisone: The use of corticosteroids in bronchitis may be problematic, and is a clinical judgement call by the doctor seeing you. It can cause your flushed face and other potential complications. Since acute bronchitis is so seldom bacterial (>95% viral) am not sure why you are being treated with antibiotics either. Yes, you might want to visit with your doctor or get a second opinion from another. ...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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Is a flushed face a side effect of steroids?

Is a flushed face a side effect of steroids?

Can be: Visit with your doc about this because there are many other reasons for flushing and you may need an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a steroid shot and an antibiotic injection with a penicillin base on saturday today is sunday. I have a flushed face. Is this a side effect?

Probably: Flushing after steroid injection is not uncommon. If it is from the antibiotic, that's a bit more concerning. If you have any trouble breathing, swallowing or feel faint, you should head to the er. It may be the start of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I just weaned down from prednisone and i'm off of the steroid. I never had any side effects. But now my face is extremely red and i'm very hot.

I just weaned down from prednisone and i'm off of the steroid. I never had any side effects. But now my face is extremely red and i'm very hot.

Rebound effect: Steroids are very powerful , helpful and sometimes life saving medications . They are difficult medications with lots of side effect . When you come off them , you might have rebound effect ( the signs and symptoms of the condition you take steroid would come in more powerful form) if you did not gradually tapper before you stooped them . Will recommend to see your pcp ...Read more

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Left ovarian cyst causing constipation, nausea, constant pain on left side, diarrhea, fatigue, flushed face. Have an appt w/ gyn on the 7th but er now?

Left ovarian cyst causing constipation, nausea, constant pain on left side, diarrhea, fatigue, flushed face. Have an appt w/ gyn on the 7th but er now?

It depends on severi: Your appointment is not too far away to wait. In the meantime you can take some simple pain medicine like Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If your symptoms are unbearable(unable to sleep due to pain or unable to eat or drink fluids, then you have valid reasons to go to the ER for a more urgent medical check up and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a side effect of prednisone ?

What is a side effect of prednisone ?

Many side effects: Prednisone has many possible side effects. Immediate effects may include: higher blood pressure, increased appetite, weight gain, headache, disrupted sleep, and mood changes (pleasant *or* irritable). If one takes it for much longer than daily for ten days straight, other side effects may occur, including changes in physical appearance and dependence on the medication. ...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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My body aches all over and hurts to touch. Is this a side effect of prednisone?

My body aches all over and hurts to touch. Is this a side effect of prednisone?

Not usually: Steroids generally suppress inflammation which is often the source of pain, and therefore the pain is diminished. Steroids can also, depending on the doses and duration of administration, produce destruction to muscle tissues and that may (but not commonly) create pain. Sounds like you should go back to the doctor who prescribed this (do you have rheumatoid arthritis?). ...Read more

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Side-effect of prednisone?

Side-effect of prednisone?

Many.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more

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Is a prednisone side effect more facial hair?

Is a prednisone side effect more facial hair?

Hirsutism: (hair growth) is a potential side effect from steroid treatment. ...Read more

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I feel very tired all the time. I am taking 5mg prednisone daily plus 2x seretide 500. Is tiredness a side effect?

I feel very tired all the time. I am taking 5mg prednisone daily plus 2x seretide 500.  Is tiredness a side effect?

Not likely . . .: Seretide is sold in states as serevent (salmeterol), which along w/prednisone, suggests that you have either COPD or asthma. Feeling tired all the time isn't really a side effect of these meds (if anything, it's opposite effect of what's experienced w/prednisone). Therefore you need to go see your family doc (or who prescribed these meds) and tell him/her what you wrote. Perhaps not enough o2. ...Read more

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I can't take the flippen side effect of prednisone anymore i just can't i want to just stop it. I hate feeling uncomfortable in my skin and mad.

Prednisone can: Sometimes have some pretty significant side effects. I am sorry this is happening to you. I would not stop your medication without fully consulting with your medical provider. One - thought - add in acupuncture. It can be very helpful for this type of reaction. You might be amazed at how much more comfortable you can feel even on the prednisone. Take care. ...Read more

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Is chest tightness a side effect of prednisone?

Is chest tightness a side effect of prednisone?

Not usually: Prednisone is a steroid antiinflammatory. It is used in asthmatics and COPD to decrease inflammation in the chest so in those cases would decrease chest tightness. If you are having chest tightness after taking prednisone you need to let your prescribing doctor know and ask them if you should stop the medication. ...Read more

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I'll be on oral prednisone for 12 days for an MS relapse. Is there anything i can do to control the weight gain side effect?

I'll be on oral prednisone for 12 days for an MS relapse. Is there anything i can do to control the weight gain side effect?

YES: First, recognize the need to keep low salt intake, with some supplementation of potassium. Second, fluid retention mostly "water weight", and a mild diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide is useful. Third, if you take all your dose once daily, side effects may be lower, and med still works fine. Am i missing something? You do not list a specific ms drug! if no dmt on board, get this started. ...Read more

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I was recently prescribed 20mg of Prednisone 2x a day for 5 days. On 2nd day I started to throw-up burb occasionally. Is this a normal side effect?

Steroids & stomach: Hi Mary, I am sorry that you are experiencing one of the potential side effects of your oral steroid. Prednisone can irritate the lining of the stomach, so it's best taken with food unless your doctor advised you otherwise. ...Read more

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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


Facial Flushing (Definition)

Facial flushing - episode of reddening of skin of face &/or other parts of the body caused by dilation of blood vessels ...Read more