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Prednisone Side Effect Burning Skin
I can't take the flippen side effect of prednisone anymore i just can't i want to just stop it. I hate feeling uncomfortable in my skin and mad.
Prednisone can: Sometimes have some pretty significant side effects. I am sorry this is happening to you. I would not stop your medication without fully consulting with your medical provider. One - thought - add in acupuncture. It can be very helpful for this type of reaction. You might be amazed at how much more comfortable you can feel even on the prednisone. Take care. ...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
When I reach my arm I get a burning, skin ripping sensation in my left teres major area. Ideas? I've had this before on my right side in the same spot
It's a nerve problem: Could be (not is, could be) positional nerve or nerve root entrapment somewhere in your neck or shoulder. The closer it is to the midline and the more symmetrical it is, the closer it is to your cervical spine. More likely in people who are very thin, very muscular, or have some cervical degenerative changes. Don't rush off to get it fixed, but do see a doc if you desire reassurance. ...Read more
I accidentally used 40% urea cream on my face and it left a bright red patch of stinging and burning skin. How can I lessen these side effects asap?
Cleanse immediately.: If you have not already cleansed with a gentle cleanser such as cetaphil and rinsed several times with water, please do so now. Next, place some over the counter Cortaid (hydrocortisone) on the site. Lastly, get a great sunscreen that has physical blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. It is important that an inflamed area on the face not get sun exposure to worsen the discoloration! ...Read more
Fungus: Burning and rash in the groin could be caused by yeast or rungs infection. Fungus has a sharp border with scaling amd yeast has small red pus like spots in an irregular shape. Mild cases are treatable with cream. More extensive cases may need oral drugs such as Diflucan (fluconazole) or ketoconazole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do for severe tightening of feet(especially around thumb) accompanied with burning skin sensation?
Hands or feet?: If your hands and thumb are swollen or your feet and big toe are swollen it will feel tight. This can be due to fluid retention from , salting your food, eating salty food, high blood pressure, allergies and more. See your doctor to get started on preventing this from effecting your heart, blood pressure, kidneys or lungs. Elevate your hands or feet and make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
Itchy, burning skin with lacy rash that is under the skin. Symptoms come and go they may last one hour up to a few weeks?
Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
14weeks pregnant.No infections or diseases.Itchy burning skin all over body.Gets even worse at night.What can be causing this?
Skin changes: I am not sure what is causing this. The hormones of pregnancy can cause skin changes that can make your skin oily or dry, which can cause sensitive skin and be uncomfortable. There are some other things that could cause itching later in pregnancy, but at this gestational age, i suspect it is just the skin adjusting to the new hormones in your body. ...Read more
I am a 33 yr old male who has been experiencing a lot of anxiety. Is that what is causing the burning skin on my upper abdomen?
Can't tell here: See your doc about both issues. They may or may not be related. ...Read more
May be nerves: You may have early shingles, a neuropathy worsened by stress, diabetes, pinched nerve, swelling, hypothyroid, overuse syndrome, or more. See your doctor to see if there is something you can do to better manage your stress. She will also evaluate the area that is burning and tell you if it is the shingles virus versus many other issues. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
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