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Itchy Rash After Taking Prednisone
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
Are 2 best options for betadine reaction hydrocortizone & prednisone? Am 5 days post op for knee arthroscope and have ankle to mid thigh itchy rash
Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.
Yes, it is possible:
Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more
I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?
If this happens when you are in the countryside, you are likely allergic to something outdoors or even to the sun.
I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. Certainly poison oak/poison ivy is a factor to be considered especially since its resin on contaminated articles may remain potent for months. ...Read more
Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read more
Hi there! I have an itchy rash on my chest, it keeps spreading to shoulders and breast. I usually use Fluticasone Propionate 0.005% ointment for rashes but it doesn't help in this case. Also, I moved from EU to the US a year ago. Please help.
My daughter has a rash for about 9 days now and is extremly itchy she has been on prednisone and hydrocordisone cream for the itch....And nothing is w?
Many possibilities: Your question is too vague to answer in detail. An itchy rash can be due to many things most likely allergic but could be from any number of medical conditions. If it is persisting and not responsive to steroids, further evaluations need to be performed. Seek out your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a rash that won't spot spreading even though I've been administered prednisone 4mlg and it's so itchy hydrocortisone doesn't help at all.
What to take when having a red irreg rash in legs, stomach, neck, chest, armpits very itchy and does not decrease with prednisone. Possible diagnosis?
I have a very itchy rash on my arms and legs looks kind of like ringworms. I have already gone to the doctor, he prescribed prednisone, atarax (hydroxyzine).?
Time: Give time for medicine to work, unless your condition change to the worse. Your always can see your dr again or seek 2 nd opinion. ...Read more
A few days: Allergic reactions to antibiotics are not common but it may happen. An IgE mediated reaction to a medication may usually present early and with hives and may need interventions such as medications. A late reaction to a medication (a few days later) that is non-IgE mediated will typically go away on its own once medication is stopped, but it may take another 24-72 hrs to resolve. ...Read more
Can taking dbol cause a red bumpy itchy rash on the lower half of your body above your private area?
WHY??: Why would you want to use an anabolic steroid? Was it prescribed by a Dr??? Or do you hope it will turn you into a fantastic hulk? What is the "rash" on the lower half of your body? If there is no medical indication for steroid therapy you should avoid it and ignore the exaggerated hype about any benefits. You should also see a dermatologist about the rash. ...Read more
Yes: I have practiced psychiatry for over 20 years and have prescribed a lot of wellbutrin (bupropion) in that time. I can recall three patients who got a rash from the drug. One had welts, the other two a fine, poison ivy like rash. In all three, the rash resolved after wellbutrin (bupropion) was stopped. Rash is possible, but not unique to wellbutrin (bupropion). Stop any drug that cuases rash and notify your doctor asap. ...Read more
I have been taking Diovan (valsartan) for 5+ years with no discernible side effects. But recently developed a painful itchy rash. Which has persisted for 3 months.
After taking out my tampon I developed a pain around my vagina that turned into a red itchy rash what could that be?
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Many possible: Causes. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Rash turning black could be an organizing hematoma with subsequent eschar development.
You may have scratched the lesion which may have caused some skin irritation.
you may want to apply OTC antibiotic and steroid creams.
Vascular/infectious/auto-immune or malignant etiologies may need to be ruled out if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more
Many possible causes: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Itchy rash: Itchy rashes can be caused by a wide variety of diseases and conditions, such as infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, parasite and insect bites, and autoimmune processes. For example, a small localized itchy rash may be caused by contact dermatitis due to contact with an irritant or allergen. a itchy rash that covers large parts of the body may be due to a viral infection or scabies. ...Read more
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