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Skin Soreness From Prednisone
Can 1 dose thru IV followed by 4 days of prednisone cause extreme skin soreness? Hurts to be touched from waist up. Skin feels bruised, but isn't.
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
My husband is taking 40mg daily of prednisone (down from 60) for IGA nephropathy. Can this cause rash and/or skin tenderness/pain? Also has sore quad
My sore throats always last over 2 weeks my last one I was on inhaler and prednisone that never helped what could it be ?
Took 20mg prednisone and 150mg clindamycin for a week now I am no longer takig it can this cause whole back and head soreness and aches?
Unlikely: This combination should not cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
I have been trying to taper off prednisone from a colitis flare up. It has been horrible and my joints have become so sore every time i hit the 10 mg?
Other meds? : If you have severe enough crohns disease that it requires prednisone, it is unlikely that you will be able to just taper off without the use of a steroid sparing agent such as biological agents (ie. Remicade) or immunomodulators (mercaptopurine). See your gastroenterologist or am did a referral to an ibd subspecialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On prednisone for past 3 weeks for sinuses. Past 2 days my tongue has been swollen and temples sore ( to touch and bite down). Is something major wrg?
I have a sore on my jawline and collar bone-deep and painful. in ICU visiting for two weeks. I am sick,zpak,prednisone not helping.could it be mrsa?
Need culture: In order to know what is possibly growing in those sores a swab needs to be obtained and cultured. Not sure how these sores relate to you current illness. Follow-up with your prescribing physician for on-going evaluation and changing of treatment if necessary. ...Read more
I have poison ivy. My forearm has gotten red, swollen, and sore. But prednisone really adversely messes with my emotions. Can anything else be done?
Put on prednisone today 3 tablets twice a day for throat soreness. Is my immune system suppressed now from steroids, and if so how do I stay healthy.
Minimal suppression: The key to the immune system being suppressed from prednisone is typically based more on the duration of therapy. (assuming you are otherwise healthy) Short term use days to couple weeks can be fairly safe . Still would rec healthy eating, avoiding people you know are sick, and good hand washing is probably key to decreasing your risk of infection. ...Read more
On christmas day i had a terrible sore throat. It's gone now, but my allergies have gotten worse and i can barely breathe. Medicine? I'm on prednisone
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