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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
My skin flushes on my abdomen in the evenings. Could recently completed prednisone course be causing this? Or another cause? I drink very rarely.
Took 10 day course of prednisone for what was diagnosed as contact dermatitis on abdomen. Abdominal skin now flushes daily. Related? What next?
Evaluation: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Will 50mg prednisone cause hot flushed face 5day course taking with cefuroxime for bronchial infection is this dangerous and need visit to dr again?
Prednisone: The use of corticosteroids in bronchitis may be problematic, and is a clinical judgement call by the doctor seeing you. It can cause your flushed face and other potential complications. Since acute bronchitis is so seldom bacterial (>95% viral) am not sure why you are being treated with antibiotics either. Yes, you might want to visit with your doctor or get a second opinion from another. ...Read more
Face/chest is red/feels warm but right side is particularly bright/almost purplish. On prednisone for chronic urticaria/angiodema. Why the flushing?
infection: If not infection then medication reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stress hormone: Your body makes a stress hormone very similar to Prednisone every day. A short course (5-7days) is often used to assist your hormone response as an anti-inflammatory to avoid prolonged symptoms. Prolonged use can suppress the immune system & should be avoided. Antihistamines can be beneficial if the issue is histamine based but will replicate all the benefits of the steroid. ...Read more