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How long does it take for prednisione to start swelling your face?

How long does it take for prednisione to start swelling your face?

Prednisone therapy: It is influenced by the dose and duration of time it is required to be taken. ...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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I've got awful hives and was prescribed prednisone today to help with itching and swelling. So far it hasn't helped - how long does it take to work?

I've got awful hives and was prescribed prednisone today to help with itching and swelling. So far it hasn't helped - how long does it take to work?

Depends: On the hives, prednisone dose, other medications you are on, the cause for the hives, if any. Kindly see your doctor and consider referral to a dermatologist or an allergist, meanwhile, unless contraindicated, you can take OTC antihistamines, preferably the newer ones, as cetirizine or loratadine, twice a day, which is double the recommended dose, till you see your doctor/specialist, best wishes ...Read more

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If I have local swelling, how long will it take for prednisone to start working, if at all? Prescribed 60mg/daily for 12 days.

If I have local swelling, how long will it take for prednisone to start working, if at all? Prescribed 60mg/daily for 12 days.

Depends on cause: and diagnosis. If your question is that you have been taking Prednisone 60 mg for 12 days and still have swelling, I would have your doc re-evaluate you. If you have not started, then at 60 mg Prednisone IF it is going to work at all - should work relatively quickly- 1-2 days. Note you should probably taper OFF Prednisone at that dose for that long. ...Read more

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If I take 35mg of prednisone in the morning instead of 20mg in the morning and 15 at night, will it lessen the swelling I'm beginning to have?

Comments: There are studies to suggest that ingestion of steroids once daily may mitigate some of the typical steroid side effects, so it is certainly worth a try, but talk to your doctor about this prior to doing on your own. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I had to take prednisone that the swelling in my legs go down, and look normal, despite comment prednisone cause swelling?

Why is it that when I had to take prednisone that the swelling in my legs  go down, and look normal, despite  comment prednisone cause swelling?

That depends...: Why were you prescribed prednisone? Not knowing anything about the illness for which the medicine was prescribed, or what the medical history of the person taking it is, no doctor could give you any kind of meaningful statement here. Prednisone is a very widely used drug for a number of medical conditions, most of them involving inflammation, but not all. Try asking again with more background. ...Read more

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Clarify ?. Prednisone 60mg 4 days and have bilateral leg pain ankle pain. No swelling feels like achy ness and walked a long distance. Want massage

Clarify ?. Prednisone 60mg 4 days and have bilateral leg pain ankle pain. No swelling feels like achy ness and walked a long distance. Want massage

No Question asked: I am sorry there is no question here or anything on which to comment. If you want a massage you do not need an internet doctor to give you permission. What are we missing here that you need from us? ...Read more

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Hi! Husband is allergic to hair dye and was given iterax and prednisone. After 1 day, blisters seemed to dry up and are flaking, but face is swelling?

Hi! Husband is allergic to hair dye and was given iterax and prednisone. After 1 day, blisters seemed to dry up and are flaking, but face is swelling?

Contact Dermatitis: Acute allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye causes lesions that consist of red, swollen, scaly plaques with evidence of fluid filled blisters in severe cases. Swelling may be prominent in areas in which the skin is thin such as the eyelids and lips on the face. Avoidance of triggers is the primary treatment followed by topical steroid creams and if severe oral steroids. See Allergist for details ...Read more

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Gnat bites. Mom is 80. Been 1 week and still having swelling (throat, face). Prednisone and epi-pen treated. Allergist/Immunologist in Madison WI?

Allergist: there are a number of Allergists in Madison. I am not familiar with any of them. As it is obvious she has been treated by someone I would call her primary care physicians office and see who they reccomend as an allergist for her to see. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more