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Skin Reaction From Prednisone
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 have red itchy blotches all over my skin more on arms. Was taking prednisone for gout stopped a week ago could this be reaction from that or sun?
I am having an allergic reaction to cutting mdf fiberboard. The skin rash is terrible. How much prednisone can I take and can I take benadryll .
See your doctor: I would recommend that you see your doctor to make sure this is a contact dermatitis. You would not want to take Prednisone and unless you know what you are taking it for. The dose can vary based on she, weight, & diagnosis. Benadryl is very short acting and may help itching only. ...Read more
Severe sulfa allergic reaction. Taking benedryl and prednisone. Not getting any better. Broke out in blisters all over body, red skin with pain stings?
Go to the er: There can be a very severe reaction that is a skin emergency. The most significant variant is called toxic epidermal necrolysis (ten). Another slightly less severe condition but on the same continuum is stevens-johnson syndrome. It is important with your current symptoms you get evaluated asap. The most common cause of both of these is drug reactions. ...Read more
Wife had severe psych reaction to prednisone 60mg/5 days. Er gave 5mg valium, but she needs something more, urgently. What is best course of action?
Go back to the ER!: Steroid-induced mental changes usually improve after discontinuation of steroids. In some cases, antipsychotic drugs are used to control symptoms temporarily. It might depend on the presence or absence of pre-existing psychiatric conditions. Several antipsychotic medications are found effective in treating steroid-induced psychosis. Some medications like tricyclic antidepressants may worsen it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I used to have lots of energy when I took prednisone. I felt wiped out the last 2 times I took it. Why would I have a paradoxical reaction like that?
Yes: Without knowing what your reaction is i can't tell you if i think it is an allergic reaction to prednisone. However, some patients can become allergic to oral or injectable steroids such as prednisone. These patients may be able to tolerate other forms of steroid. They can be tested by an allergist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more
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