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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
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 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
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
What do I when I have the flu and im taking prednisone what else can I take to speed up the healing process?
See below: Prednisone is not used to treat the flu, but if you are already on it for awhile, you can't stop just because you have the flu. If you are early into the course of the flu, you could take tamiflu which would need to be prescribed by your doctor. Zinc lozenges early in the course may shorten symptoms by a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone 5 years.Aiha;splenectomy recommended/rituxan did not work/worried about susceptibility to infection/wound healing if surgery/suggestions?
Does prednisone prevent the body from healing after surgery?
If so how long after the medication before I can have surgery?
Interesting: prednisone can delay wound healing and can lower resistance to infection. i would wait a few weeks before having cosmetic surgery which implants a breast prosthesis. some docs rinse out the spce that the implant is going into using prednisone and antibiotics in the hopes of reducing scarring and infection, but it is not proven to be of value. ...Read more
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