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I've been on 20mg/day of prednisone for the past 12 years for a severe latex allergy. Can I ever discontinue the use of this drug?

I've been on 20mg/day of prednisone for the past 12 years for a severe latex allergy. Can I ever discontinue the use of this drug?

Probably not..: Since you have been on it at a significant dosage for so long, your adrenal glands are likely "suppressed", probably permanently by this time. So, my gues is that your chance of going off this medicine totally is rather low. Maybe you can lower the dose, but you should consult your doc. Good luck. ...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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Sneezing. Could I just take the prednisone in my medicine cabinet (allergies)?

Sneezing. Could I just take the prednisone in my medicine cabinet (allergies)?

Dangerous: Steroids should only be taken on a doctor's specific directions. They are dangerous medications, sometimes required, but usually producing major side effects. ...Read more

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I find prednisone really helps me with my asthma and allergies when there aren't totally under control. Is there a less evasive drug I can take instead? Or safer dosage (than 50mg)?

I find prednisone really helps me with my asthma and allergies when there aren't totally under control. Is there a less evasive drug I can take instead? Or safer dosage (than 50mg)?

Yes: Oral steroids do work very well but they are not the type of drug you want to continue for long periods. There are many side effects with long-term usage. I assume you are taking an inhaled steroid as a controller. You may need your dose adjusted. Asthma is often environmentally triggered. Check your home, etc for hidden triggers. ...Read more

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I have had hives on and off for a couple of weeks now what is the cause of this? I have been taking an allergy medicine with prednisone.

I have had hives on and off for a couple of weeks now what is the cause of this? I have been taking an allergy medicine with prednisone.

Double up AH: Unfortunately, we have no explanation for most cases of hives unless there is an obvious trigger (drug, food etc). For most cases of hives lasting between 72 hrs and up to several weeks, a viral infection would be the presumed culprit. Try ah up to 4 doses per day. Prednisone should be used only if ah in high doses failed. ...Read more

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I'm currently on prednisone, lisinpril, have a serious allergy to sulfa so is this drug furosemide safe for me to take?

I'm currently on prednisone, lisinpril, have a serious allergy to sulfa so is this drug furosemide safe for me to take?

Sulfa allergy: Lasix (furosemide) may pose a problem for you if you have a sulfa allergy. If you need a diuretic, etacrynic acid, which is potent and has no sulfa is a good choice. Speak to your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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On christmas day I had a terrible sore throat. It's gone now, but my allergies have gotten worse and I can barely breathe. Medicine? I'm on prednisone

On christmas day I had a terrible sore throat. It's gone now, but my allergies have gotten worse and I can barely breathe. Medicine? I'm on prednisone

M.D. visit: Please see comment listed below. I would advise seeing a physician right away, since you are experiencing difficulty breathing. They may give you additional medications and/or a higher dose of prednisone. ...Read more

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Is taking 5mg of deltasone (prednisone) daily for allergies considered fairly safe for long term use?

Is taking 5mg of deltasone (prednisone) daily for allergies considered fairly safe for long term use?

No: Chronic Prednisone usage will create major risks for you even at a dose of 5 mg daily. They increase infection, poor wound healing, cataracts, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis among other issues. I strongly urge you to consult an allergist and use more appropriate and safer therapies. ...Read more

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How to treat prednisone allergy?

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

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Prednisone allergy r u kidding me? Prednisone is supposed to treat them.

Prednisone allergy r u kidding me? Prednisone is supposed to treat them.

Unlikely: It is very unusual to be allergic to orednisone. Often, a known reaction to steroid use is interpreted as an allergy. Many people develop facial flushing from prednisone. This is often times inferred as an allergic reaction it is not. ...Read more

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Is sever flushing of the face and it feeling hot considered an allergy to prednisone?

Is sever flushing of the face and it feeling hot considered an allergy to prednisone?

No- side effect: Yes, this can occur as a normal side effect of prednisone and usually dose related and time related. Prednisone is often used to treat allergies. Facial flushing and sensations of heat are side effects. ...Read more

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Prednisone and food allergies? Is prednisone helpful for a bad food allergy reaction?

Prednisone and food allergies? Is prednisone helpful for a bad food allergy reaction?

Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food allergy is present) is first and foremost, avoidance and secondarily by carrying epipen (jr) which is adrenaline which can be injected into the person's thigh asap after contact with the allergen. Prednisone is much less useful. ...Read more

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Permanent damage from single shot of prednisone for ant allergy?

Permanent damage from single shot of prednisone for ant allergy?

Usually not, unless: Injection into tendon can result in tendon rupture.
Steroid could exacerbate infection or diabetes. ...Read more

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My doctor perscribed me prednisone for 5 days for severe allergies but I'm scared to take them?

My doctor perscribed me prednisone for 5 days for severe allergies but I'm scared to take them?

Ok in moderation: Oral steroids can be very helpful in quickly relieving severe inflammatory diseases such as allergy. However, you should minimize the frequency by better controlling the allergies. ...Read more

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Can I take prednisone, Zantac and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies?

Can I take prednisone, Zantac and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies?

Yes, but: It is bit much, especially the prednisone. And the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes most people sleepy. I would recommend a non-sedating antihistamine, such as loratadine, cetirizine, or fexofenadine. ...Read more

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How do Dr's or allergist decide to just treat allergies with prednisone instead of using allergy shots?

How do Dr's or allergist decide to just treat allergies with prednisone instead of using allergy shots?

Depends: Prednisone should never be a long term treatment option for allergy. Allergy shots are used when meds and avoidance are not helpful, pt can not tolerate the meds or there is progression of disease. ...Read more

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I got skin tested for food allergies and all was negative. However, I was on prednisone at the time. Should I trust the results?

I got skin tested for food allergies and all was negative. However, I was on prednisone at the time. Should I trust the results?

Allergy skin test: Oral Prednisone should not interfere with skin tests result. Lack of or small response to histamine control could indicate possible interference from Prednisone and test may have to be repeated. ...Read more

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I'm on Prednisone (six days for allergies). woke this morning feeling like world was bouncing & spinning quickly. Same with eyes closed?

Call doctor: Can't tell if these are unusual side effects from high-dose of prednisone or part of the disease process such as a viral infection. It'd be best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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How long after I've taken prednisone (for 2 nights) should I wait before I get food allergy testing? Don't want results to be affected. Thanks!

How long after I've taken prednisone (for 2 nights) should I wait before I get food allergy testing? Don't want results to be affected. Thanks!

Should be Fine: 2 dose of oral prednisone shouldn't affect skin testing results. Prior to your appointment make sure you are not on any antihistamine medications as these can interfere with the histamine response required for skin testing. Get off non-sedating antihistamines for around 3-5 days prior, sedating antihistamines 1-2 days prior. ...Read more

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I was on the prednisone for a week for an allergy rash. My doc said I was doing so much better that I could go down 10 mg a day.

Agree: Prednisone should not be used as a long-term treatment for a skin rash because of the multiple serious side effects (noted elsewhere). Your doctor is trying to see if you still need the medication and doing the right thing in tapering you off of prednisone. ...Read more

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Recently had a lab blood allergy test & lots of foods were highly reactive (<25.00). I was on Prednisone at time. Could this have affected results?

Recently had a lab blood allergy test & lots of foods were highly reactive (<25.00). I was on Prednisone at time. Could this have affected results?

What does it mean?: You're a young man in your physical and social prime. The last thing you need is to adopt a highly restrictive diet that will greatly inconvenience you, prevent you from being a good guest, and may even make you malnourished just because of some labwork. These tests are often false-positives and the diagnosis of food allergy is better made clinically. Talk with another allergist if need be. ...Read more

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Cyclic barking cough occurs every 3-4 weeks. Diagnosed with asthma and allergies. Meds don't help. Only thing that takes it away is prednisone. Help!

Cyclic barking cough occurs every 3-4 weeks. Diagnosed with asthma and allergies. Meds don't help. Only thing that takes it away is prednisone. Help!

Allergy cough: Chronic coughing episodes can be very difficult to diagnose. About 90% of the time, they are due to asthma, postnatal drainage (allergies or infections cause this) or reflux; the other 10% of the time, rare conditions. Sometimes multiple common causes. You mentioned having allergies but not using antihistamines, nasal sprays, shots or avoidance. Have your sinuses checked + don't smoke! Try a ppi. ...Read more

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Can you take Reactine allergy med with oral prednisone? Taking prednisone for contact dermatitis but still itchy!

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

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


Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more