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Prednisone Side Effects Facial Flushing
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
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
I just weaned down from prednisone and i'm off of the steroid. I never had any side effects. But now my face is extremely red and i'm very hot.
Rebound effect: Steroids are very powerful , helpful and sometimes life saving medications . They are difficult medications with lots of side effect . When you come off them , you might have rebound effect ( the signs and symptoms of the condition you take steroid would come in more powerful form) if you did not gradually tapper before you stooped them . Will recommend to see your pcp ...Read more
Generally minor: But depends upon how long one has been taking them. Biggest problem is usually return of the disease that Prednisone was suppressing. In very rare instances one can have acute adrenal insufficiency manifested by abdominal pain, fever, loss of consciousness, weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently, I have been prescribed prednisone 20mg twice a day for 14 days. Are there any harmful side effects?
Yes.: 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
Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone( called osteonecrosis). ...Read more
Minimal to none.: You where more Insulin resistant on. Your cholestrol profile changed for the worse. The causation of cataracts is incremental. More doses, greater likelyhood. Finally, if your dose was large, even for one month, the issue of avascular necrosis of hip or knee can occur down the road. But most people will escape this, fortunately. ...Read more
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