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Prednisone Poison Ivy
Depends: Depends on how much alcohol is consumed. A routine glass of wine or a shot glass of liquor should be no problem. but if you are diabetic both Prednisone & alcohol may raise your blood sugar. The name of the game is moderation & common sense and while on the Prednisone don't ingest alcohol on an empty stomach. ...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
Could 2 consecutive doses of prednisone (for poison ivy - got it twice) and having a fever from flu cause sperm count to be lower?
Not so simple: Maybe fever or prednisone will reduce sperm count a little. But prednisone is also used to enhance fertility in case of anti-sperm antibodies. For treatment of ivy allergy, topical therapy with potent creams is preferred. If oral prednisone is needed, 2 or 3 doses, never 2 days in a row, entire dose in AM, is most effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poison ivy sucks: I would follow your docs instructions. Poison ivy can be pesky to treat and the oils that cause reaction tend to spread to other parts of the body. 2 weeks prednisone shouldn't cause any long term complications in the grand picture of things, as long as it isn't a regular thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poison Ivy: Spreads topically, and is caused by skin contact with toxins released by the plant. Gentle skin wash with rubbing alcohol can help, and anecdotally, patients have told me that cucumber slices applied to area help. Following up with your Dr is an excellent suggestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get edema from poison ivy? If so, how do we treat it. He has had poison ivy for 2 weeks. Just finished prednisone 2 days ago.
Yes: Prednisone can cause water retention as well as elevations in white blood cell counts. I take it you are speaking of edema in the legs? Severe poison ivy can cause skin to slough and have edema on the skin. In either case when you stop the Prednisone the edema goes away. If it does not resolve it is not due to Prednisone. The treatment would be different because it has a different cause. ...Read more
I have had poison ivy for 2 months now and nothing is working. I was on Prednisone didn't work. Now hydroxyzine doesn't work. I still am breaking out.
On prednisone for 1 week due to poison ivy. 30mg & tampering down to 5mg over the week. How likely is it to get an infection?
Diagnosed with bad case of poison ivy...Put on prednisone-lab tests showed an IgE quantitative=291.0...Are the two related?
How long does it take for prednisone to work on a poison ivy rash? Contact made with plant 5.5 days ago. Starting taking prednisone 3 days ago.
I got prescription thats loratadine and prednisone how long till it helps my poison ivy and when do i know its healing?
When you see it.: Loratadine would not likely do much but prednisone will. It usually takes 2 days before you would notice the prednisone effect. However unless you have cleaned out all of the potentially contaminated items, you may get the rash again from repeated exposure. Healing will be shown by how well the skin looks and how much less itching you are getting. ...Read more
What does a lab result of IgE quantitative 291.0 indicate? Being treated for poison ivy with prednisone....Any correlation?
A dr prescribed prednisone yesterday for the skin rash that we guess is poison ivy. How long until I start seeing the rash dissipate and feeing relief?
4-5 days: you should see improvement in one day and will fully go away in 4-5 days ...Read more
I finished my prednisone prescription from the doctor for poison ivy and the poison ivy seems to be coming back now. What do I do?
I am on prednisone and cephalexin for a fairly bad case of poison ivy. Are there any side effects of smoking some pot while on these two?
How can I tell if the poison ivy is clearing up? am on third day of taking prednisone and, although oozing is slowing , I still have red bumps
Check it out: Should have gradual clearing. As long as no,worsening, I would give it time to heal. ...Read more
Recurring sporadic poison ivy looking rash. Prednisone 3x in 3 yrs. Intense itch.Scars.Some nodules develop. No pain. What could this be? Nothing work
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