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Prednisone And Itching
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
Severe sulfa allergic reaction. Taking benedryl and prednisone. Not getting any better. Broke out in blisters all over body, red skin with pain stings?
Go to the er: There can be a very severe reaction that is a skin emergency. The most significant variant is called toxic epidermal necrolysis (ten). Another slightly less severe condition but on the same continuum is stevens-johnson syndrome. It is important with your current symptoms you get evaluated asap. The most common cause of both of these is drug reactions. ...Read more
Does oral Prednisone reduce itching? Or just inflammation? Prescribed Prednisone for contact dermatitis on face. Took pill 2 hrs ago, still itchy.
Prednisone itching: 28 M Ontario CA: Does oral prednisone reduce itching? Or just inflammation? Prescribed for contact dermatitis on face. Took pill 2 hr ago, still itch. This depends a bit on how old the dermatitis is. The earlier it is treated the sooner it reduces inflammation and then itching. But most reduces inflammation. 2 hours ago? Don't expect miracles. I also give low potentcy steroid cream on face. ...Read more
Day 1 severely swollen face and lips given benedryl and sterroids. Day 3 hives on scalp body pain and itching?
Hives: Mostly due to an allergic reaction to a medication, newly used chemical such as shampoo, hair color, ...., or a new food, like chocolate...... If you can recognize the "agent" avoid it and with the antihistamine and steroid your symptoms should go away otherwise need to get evaluated. ...Read more
I'm on prednisone and hydrocortosone cream plus allegra and claritin (loratadine). What else can I take?
For what?: Depending on what you are treating.. Can you give more details please? ...Read more
Hi: severe burning and itching with scabs and dandruff on scalp: clinic prescribed Bactrim Sulfameth/Tmp oral for infection but anything OTC for head?
Red rashes on body.hx of gout present.steriod,antibiotic and antiallergic used but no recovery.?
cause and Rx??
Rash: This is not something that can be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be seen, provide a full history and be examined by a professional. Make a list of all the medications you are taking, all your symptoms and the sequence in which they developed, and go see your family doctor. ...Read more
Can taking metronidazole and furosemide cause allergic reaction with a lot of itchiness and hives. No reaction while taking metronidazole alone?
Taking Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itchy rash from Johnson's oil.Also using hydrocortisone cream.Can the meds cause diarrhea? How long should I take them
I've allergic rash on chin3ds ago.Im taking antihistaminc and rash started to relieve but today after putting topical Ab the redness of the rash incr.
Need to see physicia: This could be a lot of differences: allergic, infection, or other etiology. Your physician will have to clarify ...Read more
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
I flu and mild asthma I'm on amoxicillin and clavunate antibiotic And albuterol and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inh. Painless red bumps on throat no soreness. ?
Allergy: Yes you may have an allergy to the drug I would see the physician and change the medication ...Read more
Whole body itching since waking up. Some red blotchy spots and puffiness in knees and hands. Comes and goes, took prednisone and not helping. ?
Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment and feel worser.
Not correct treatmen: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a poor choice for treatment of these conditions. Blepharitis and dry eye often occur together and both disorders require treatment. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and management of these disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy and inflamed areas of skin. Fungal treatment had no effect. Currently moisturising, taking anti histamines for the itch. Anything better?
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