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Doctor insights on: Prednisone Hair Side Effect

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Is a prednisone side effect more facial hair?

Is a prednisone side effect more facial hair?

Hirsutism: (hair growth) is a potential side effect from steroid treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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What is a side effect of prednisone ?

What is a side effect of prednisone ?

Many: Prednisone is a medication that can have many different side effects. The side effects will typically depend on how long a patient takes the medication for and at what dose. Side effects are also dependent on what other diseases a patient may have. Increased apetitie, weight gain, and increasing sugars are common. Thinning of bones, bruising of skin are also common. There are too many to list here. ...Read more

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Side-effect of prednisone?

Many.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more

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Having a strange prednisone side effect. Could it be an allergic reaction?

Yes: Without knowing what your reaction is i can't tell you if i think it is an allergic reaction to prednisone. However, some patients can become allergic to oral or injectable steroids such as prednisone. These patients may be able to tolerate other forms of steroid. They can be tested by an allergist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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My body aches all over and hurts to touch. Is this a side effect of prednisone?

My body aches all over and hurts to touch. Is this a side effect of prednisone?

Not usually: Steroids generally suppress inflammation which is often the source of pain, and therefore the pain is diminished. Steroids can also, depending on the doses and duration of administration, produce destruction to muscle tissues and that may (but not commonly) create pain. Sounds like you should go back to the doctor who prescribed this (do you have rheumatoid arthritis?). ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more