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Prednisone Delayed Healing
Can 10 mg prednisone/day for a week delay healing from surgery? Prednisone is for unrelated condition.
Not likely: Depending on the surgery and your condition, that dose of medication for seven days is not troublesome generally. ...Read more
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
Possible: Irregular periods can be a side effect of prednisone use. Generally, the side effect occurs with long-term use, but that is not to say short-term use of prednisone is not responsible for your delayed or missed period. However, other possible causes also should not be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on prednisone and I heard it could delay your period..I'm 3 days late and I have been cramping a lot..is that a delay or could I be pregnant??
Not sure what u mean: After one day's treatment? That would not cause withdrawal. If steroids are used for more than a couple of weeks, it should always be tapered. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are available that actually taper the dose on a very specific schedule, and are often used in people who have to be on a week or 10 days worth of steroids. Talk to whoever was prescribing the Prednisone to you - they can give best advice. ...Read more
See below:: In cases of anosmia caused by sinus infections, antibiotics can clear up the sinus infection, thus curing the anosmia. It may require many months of antibiotic treatment for the sense of smell to return. Other options: polyps removed; zinc and lutein supplements; adjustments done by a chiropractor (top of neck, behind ears). ...Read more
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