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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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Can taking prednisone or topical steroids make a rash worse?

Can taking prednisone or topical steroids make a rash worse?

Yes: Yes, especially if the rash is caused by infection or if there is an allergy to the specific steroid preparation. ...Read more

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My brother is suffering from chronic aphthos ulcers. He was treated symptomatically with topical prednisone as well as antibiotics. Still no effect?

My brother is suffering from chronic aphthos ulcers. He was treated symptomatically with topical prednisone as well as antibiotics. Still no effect?

Chronic ulcers: There are prescription meds help reduce the intensity and duration but this a virus and there is no cure. Palliative treatments can help with discomfort, also modifying diet, exposure to irritants, trauma and reducing stress can help as well. See a dentist for prescription meds and use when earliest signs occur, may cut from 7-10 days to 3-5 days. Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Chronic hives not responding to otc h1 or h2. Prednisone helped for 7 days, but hives came right back. I went a dermatologist who ordered blood tests, all negative. Please help!

Chronic hives not responding to otc h1 or h2. Prednisone helped for 7 days, but hives came right back. I went a dermatologist who ordered blood tests, all negative. Please help!

Agree: I agree with Drs Clear and Hegab. I sympathize as itching is sometimes worse than pain is it not? There is still a good chance that your hives will eventually resolve by themselves. It turns out that the strongest antihistamine (H1+H2) is an old medicine used for anxiety, sleep, stress and depression called Doxepin. Some patients find this a good fit taken at night and cetirizine daily ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a bad deep cough from asthma & allergies? My dr put me on prednisone yesterday. I can't stand constantly coughing anymore! any OTC meds/ home remedies that i could try?

Any home remedies for a bad deep cough from asthma & allergies? My dr put me on prednisone yesterday. I can't stand constantly coughing anymore! any OTC meds/ home remedies that i could try?

Stick with doctor: Your doctor knows what is best for you. Give it a chance to work. Do not fiddle with home cures, otc meds or other things. Listen to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Enbrel and occasionally prednisone burst pack. Chronic debilitating pain, not EVEN touched by OTC meds, or ensaids. Please help!!!!!!

Dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Enbrel and occasionally prednisone burst pack. Chronic debilitating pain, not EVEN touched by OTC meds, or ensaids. Please help!!!!!!

Sound like: you need to have a frank discussion with your Rheumatologist1 the treatment of RA has advanced greatly over the past decade. Biological therapy and combination of various medications usually result in control of pain and joint damage! SPEAK OUT!! Hope this helps and BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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Have lupus.Bad muscle aches/stiffness x months.Recent c3 &c4 were normal.OTC meds don't help.Took prednisone on my own x3 days.Feel better.OK to do?

Have lupus.Bad muscle aches/stiffness x months.Recent c3 &c4 were normal.OTC meds don't help.Took prednisone on my own x3 days.Feel better.OK to do?

Fine, but: How much you took? You can stop at this point, please take something to protect your stomach lining, like ranitidine or emeprazole OTC, call your doctor or schedule an appointment soon for evaluation, wish you wellness ...Read more

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