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Can you vaporize marijauana while on prednisone for hives?

Can you vaporize marijauana while on prednisone for hives?

Yes: I don't seen any interaction issue but whether you should inhaled MJ vapor or not is another issue since it is not entirely harmless. ...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 was on a 15day (60mg for 5days, 40mg for 5days, & 20mg for 5days) dose of prednisone for hives. How long will the meds continue to treat the hives?

I was on a 15day (60mg for 5days, 40mg for 5days, & 20mg for 5days) dose of prednisone for hives. How long will the meds continue to treat the hives?

Hives: Once you stop the Prednisone the hives may return. The most important way to stop the hives is to find the cause. You may want to see an Allergist to determine what is causing your hives. ...Read more

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My husband was prescribed prednisone for hives. It keeps them at bay, but when he tapers it, they come back. Is it possible it's lymphoma? He hasn't h

My husband was prescribed prednisone for hives. It keeps them at bay, but when he tapers it, they come back. Is it possible it's lymphoma? He hasn't h

See an allergist: A male that has hives that recur after stopping prednisone sounds like chronic urticaria (a fancy word for long term hives). Chronic urticaria can be caused by many different reasons. He should see an allergist/immunologist. This type of specialist will be able to do a thorough history and physical examination to determine if he requires more testing. ...Read more

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PPIs always effective on my acid reflux - except, for 1st time ever, no help at all after course of prednisone for hives. Could this be thrush?

PPIs always effective on my acid reflux - except, for 1st time ever, no help at all after course of prednisone for hives. Could this be thrush?

Could be,: Fungal esophagitis is possible, but uncommon in an immune -competent person, at any rate steroids in general have many effects on the stomach and esophagus, please visit your doctor, who might prescribe you a higher PPI dose, an anti-fungal if he/she suspects, or refers you to a gastroenterologist, you deserve evaluation anyways, good luck ...Read more

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What could high globulin 4.4, A/G ratio. 9, total protein 8.4, and albumin 3.9.. Test done on 12/9 while taking prednisone for hives? Cbc normal

What could high globulin 4.4, A/G ratio. 9, total protein 8.4, and albumin 3.9.. Test done on 12/9 while taking prednisone for hives? Cbc normal

More info needed: Provide your full CBC and blood chemistry for adequate interpretation. High globulin suggests active immune system like in fighting cancer or infection but you may also have a plasma cell disorder (plasma cells produce immunoglobulins) ...Read more

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Had allergic reaction to Minocycline. Hives, heartburn, chills, feeling ill. Took prednisone/benadryl. Hives gone for 4 days, why am I still itchy?

Had allergic reaction to Minocycline. Hives, heartburn, chills, feeling ill. Took prednisone/benadryl. Hives gone for 4 days, why am I still itchy?

Inflammation: ! st drug such as minocycline tends to linger on in the tissue longer. 2nd the inflammation triggered by the drug takes 1-2 weeks to resolve even after the drug has been discontinued. Think of it as a deep scratch on your skin, it won't heal immediately just because you have stopped scratching it. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe prednisone for my hives for a week. It didn't go away, its been 5months & I'm still taking anti histamine so it won't appear everyday?

My doctor prescribe prednisone for my hives for a week. It didn't go away, its been 5months & I'm still taking anti histamine so it won't appear everyday?

Common: That's common with chronic urticaria, prednisone was to control a flare up, and not to eradicate it altogether, you still have to be on daily antihistamines to control the chronic condition, better see an allergist / dermatologist if you haven't done so already, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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My period is 3 days late, I usually have a 28 day cycle. Negative hpt. I was on prednisone that cycle for hives, can that have anything to do with it?

My period is 3 days late, I usually have a 28 day cycle. Negative hpt. I was on prednisone that cycle for hives, can that have anything to do with it?

Steroids: Yes this is likely the explanation. Oral steroids can interfere with your hormones as can any stress on the body that can change your menstrual cycle. As long as you are sure you cannot be pregnant than no need to worry it will more than likely go back to the schedule in the next few months. If not visit with your gyn. ...Read more

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How long should it take a prednisone shot to work for hives?

How long should it take a prednisone shot to work for hives?

Hive treatment: In general, it will take a couple of hours since Prednisone needs time to suppress the production of histamine. On the other hand, antihistamine works faster. It suppresses the hives itself. Your doctor would decide which medication works best in your situation. ...Read more

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I broke out in hives after taking DayQuil. After a shot of steroids and nine days of prednisone, it went away. The hives came back today. Why?

I broke out in hives after taking DayQuil. After a shot of steroids and nine days of prednisone, it went away. The hives came back today. Why?

Not DayQuil: If the hives were caused by DayQuil, it would have gone away totally by now. I suspect that you are having hives which are related to something else. Try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. If the problem worsens or persists>6 weeks, see allergist. ...Read more

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Today is my 3rd day on Prednisone for a bad case of Hives. When will I see effects? Nothing yet.

See details: Depending on the dose of prednisone, it should have provided reasonable benefit by now. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can I be harming my baby if I take 20 mg of prednisone every other day for my hives I developed at the start?

Can I be harming my baby if I take 20 mg of prednisone every other day for my hives I developed at the start?

Re-evaluate Plan: If your hives require 20mg of prednisone every other day to control you might want to see an Allergist to make sure you have maximized your treatment regimen. There are other less aggressive meds with fewer side effects than steroids that can get your hives under control. I would see an Allergist to provide further guidance. Prednisone is a category D drug so yes there is evidence of fetal risk. ...Read more

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Hives for 2 months, given prednisone yest. Since nothing helped. They all disappeared, but some larger ones have left light hickey like marks. Normal?

Hives for 2 months, given prednisone yest. Since nothing helped. They all disappeared, but some larger ones have left light hickey like marks. Normal?

Yes: Hives, or urticarial, are an inflammatory skin reaction. They can be very frustrating and usually a specific reason is not found. Inflammation of the skin can cause marks which may be darker or sometimes lighter than the surrounding skin. This will fade over time. ...Read more

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I've been breaking out in hives the last 3 months and seen a lot of doctors no one knows what it is prednisone is not working?

I've been breaking out in hives the last 3 months and seen a lot of doctors no one knows what it is prednisone is not working?

Multiple causes:: Allergies, food intolerance, chemicals or solvents, stress, tension, anxiety and idiopathic (unknown cause) or iatrogenic (as a result of a medication reaction. I assume that you have already had comprehensive allergy testing by a board certified allergist? I would also suggest a full internal medicine exam and blood/urine testing to rule out underlying illness. ...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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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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Taking 3rd round of prednisone within 7 weeks, this time for severe cough. Allergic to most other meds (hives), options limited. Am I in danger?

Taking 3rd round of prednisone within 7 weeks, this time for severe cough. Allergic to most other meds (hives), options limited. Am I in danger?

H2O2 Humidifier: Try using 1 bottle of hydrogen peroxide and 2 bottles of water in a humidifier, and run it all the time wherever you are. That will give you an aerosolized solution of 1% peroxide, which will kill viruses and bacteria on contact when you breath it in, which will then break down into water and oxygen. Completely non-toxic, and should hasten your recovery. ...Read more

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I have been getting hives for the past 3 days now and they seem to get worse each time. I'm taking prednisone & 2 antihistamines. What else can I do?

I have been getting hives for the past 3 days now and they seem to get worse each time. I'm taking prednisone & 2 antihistamines. What else can I do?

No scratching: Think about everything you've eaten or been exposed to in the last 3 days or viral symptoms. Sometimes they are idiopathic. Ask your doctor to check your blood counts, ANA, thyroid function if they persist and become chronic. Some dermatologists advise zantac (ranitidine) as an H1 blocker which can enhance histamine blockade of antihistamines. Singular is another idea. Aveeno oatmeal baths, cut fingernails. ...Read more

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Hi! I have been having hives for the past three days and I have taken benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, and ranitidine when will they go away?

Hi! I have been having hives for the past three days and I have taken benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, and ranitidine when will they go away?

Depends on cause: How long it lasts depends on what is causing it. Having said that, they are often caused by a viral infection. In this case, they should go away after a few weeks. On the other hand, it may also linger on for years ...Read more

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Prednisone was prescribe to me by my gp for 5days & reactine also for everyday. But until now I still have hives tho not that worse. Will it disappear?

Prednisone was prescribe to me by my gp for 5days & reactine also for everyday. But until now I still have hives tho not that worse. Will it disappear?

Depends: Many cases of hives are self limited and do not last more than 6 weeks. If they last more than 6 weeks, they are considered chronic which may or may not go away. Whether it will disappear depends on the cause although most do go away after a few years. ...Read more

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Dr thought I had hives, put on prednisone 50mg 9 days now, then taper off. Turns out its bed bug bites. Can I stop taking the prednisone now or taper?

Dr thought I had hives, put on prednisone 50mg 9 days now, then taper off. Turns out its bed bug bites. Can I stop taking the prednisone now or taper?

Here is the issue: You are under another doctor's care. Once I direct you how to discontinue this medication, I have now interfered with the care you are receiving. I know what the answer is, but this site is for general medical education. I believe it would not be ethical for me to give you information, that would enable your medical provider to be by-passed. ...Read more

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7wks pregnant, Is prednisone safe for treating my 1st time hives 3 days going, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) seems to calm it, appears after 8 hrs effect, is this safe?

Not really safe: Studies suggest that there's a small increased risk of oral clefts when taking Prednisone in the first trimester. An oral cleft happens when the lip or palate (roof of the mouth) does not fully close during development. Before you take prednisone, discuss other options with your healthcare provider. There are other medicines available that may be safer and still keep your hives under control. ...Read more

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Chronic hives not responding to otc h1 or h2. Prednisone helped for 7 days, but hives came right back. I went a dermatologist who ordered blood tests, all negative. Please help!

Agree: I agree with Drs Clear and Hegab.
I sympathize as itching is sometimes worse than pain is it not? There is still a good chance that your hives will eventually resolve by themselves. It turns out that the strongest antihistamine (H1+H2) is an old medicine used for anxiety, sleep, stress and depression called Doxepin. Some patients find this a good fit taken at night and cetirizine daily ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more