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Prednisone Effect On Healing Of Sprains
My knee was diagnosis a sprain after fall. rice treatment and prednisone that i had to stop taking now have knots on outer thigh. what is the best treatment?
See details: Ask the doctor who examined the knee in person. One cannot give a specific answer without being able to examine the knee. ...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
Sprained ankle 6 mo. ago. never seemed to heal. podiatrist tried prednisone but it didn't help. what next? allergic to all OTC anti-inflammatories
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
Within 24 hours: While Prednisone and other oral steroids are rapidly absorbed from the GI tract and begin to kill eosinophils in the blood (common white blood cell in allergic asthma) within 4 hours, the lung effect is typically longer but within 24 hours. (that is why it is important to start Prednisone early in an asthma attack). ...Read more
Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Can prednisone, do the exact same function that cortisol do in the body\like give me back my ability to exercise easier\?If not what is the treatment?
Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more
Yes, Absolutely: If you're due for a teeth cleaning, you shouldn't have any worries about your current Prednisone treatment. Make sure your dentist and hygienist know exactly what drug you're on and what dosage you're taking. They also need to know why you're taking it and for how much longer. But, your dental cleaning will be just fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I currently have bell's palsy. I'm being treated with prednisone. Is there anything else can I do to speed up the healing?
Bell's palsy: The facial weakness resolves in 1-2 months. Prednisone and anti-viral medication are often prescribed. Facial exercises, massaging the facial muscles and opening and closing the eye lid are helpful. Take extra care with oral hygiene as food can pool on the affected side. Eye drops to lubricate the eye and a patch at night to protect it. ...Read more
What to do if I currently have bell's palsy. I'm being treated with prednisone, what else can I do to speed up the healing p?
Time: Bell's palsy can be a frustrating problem to have. The facial nerve (cranial nerve #7) is very sensitive and can be injured easily. Anti-inflammatory medication and time is the usual treatment. If it does not improve , then an MRI of the brain should be obtained to rule out any structural cause for the facial nerve dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm ending a 5 round prednisone iv treatment today I've had for three days for ms relapse. How long will I feel the effects/side effects after?
Steroids: The answer depends on many variables such as how much prednisone you recieved and how well your other organs are functioning. I assume you are talking about side effects of steroids such as restlessness. The half life of prednisone is 18-30 hours and generally side effects should abate within 1-2 days. ...Read more
I just ended a script for prednisone. Now my tongue is red and lookslike small cuts on it. It is very painful. What should I do for treatment?
I have severe skin only lichen planus, was given oral prednisone 20mg for 9 days. What are chances planus will return more severe after treatment?
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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