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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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Does being on oral prednisone affect getting a tattoo?

Does being on oral prednisone affect getting a tattoo?

Being on prednisone: May make you more vulnerable to infection. Recommend holding off on some thing as elective as a tattoo until you are off your prednisone. Take care. ...Read more

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Okay if im on prednisone for five days, would it be safe to get a tattoo?

Okay if im on prednisone for five days, would it be safe to get a tattoo?

No: It is never good to get a tattoo, as it is form of self-mutilation. While on Predinosne, it increases the risk of infection, so do not do it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I'm on prednisone, which takes forever to get off but I want to get a tattoo, is there a risk?

I'm on prednisone, which takes forever to get off but I want to get a tattoo, is there a risk?

Prednisone and tatto: If Prednisone has only been for a few weeks then there is no problem. If longer, you might have a higher risk of infection due to the immunosupression caused by prednisone. Long term use also causes skin fragility. I would wait until off of the prednisone. ...Read more

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I'm a 16y/o boy who is 5'1. I am scared about my height because of prednisone use at age 12-14. My bone age is 15. Will I grow any more?

I'm a 16y/o boy who is 5'1. I am scared about my height because of prednisone use at age 12-14. My bone age is 15. Will I grow any more?

Should grow more: Most with a bone maturity of 15 y have at least an inch or two more they will grow. I wouldn't expect six, but you should get some. Expected genetic height (without prednisone effect) would be the average of your parents plus 2.5 inches +/-. ...Read more

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The only med that's helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation.

The only med that's helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation.

Yes: There are a few different classes of medication that work on inflammation and are used as long term medications. Would discuss with your doctor regarding which medication is right for you. Also need to make sure you are taking your medication correctly. Inhaler medications can be tricky to use. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many different problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

Deltasone (prednisone): There are many, many indications for Deltasone (prednisone). See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/deltasone. Html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisone?

PREDNISONE A STEROID: 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 on minerals like potassium. ...Read more

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What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

Prednisone: Hello, Prednisone is a steroid medication and is used by physicians quite frequently to reduce inflammation. After the medication has been completed your inflammation hopefully will be resolved. ...Read more

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Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Generally no: It depends on what condition the Prednisone is used for in the first place. Generally, if a corticosteroid is the only option, then any subsitute steroid would give the same risks. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to prednisone?

Could I be allergic to prednisone?

Possible: Although used to treat allergies, some people indeed are allergic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone a derivative of penicillin?

No.: They are completely different. And what they do is different! Prednisone treats inflammation, such found in arthritis. Penicillin kills bacteria and is an antibiotic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more

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What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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