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Taking Corticosteroid Medication
A few months: Your body makes the equivalent of 12 mg of Prednisone daily. Once the amount of Prednisone you are taking is less than that, say 10 mg, your moon facies should begin to resolve. It should go away faster if you are completely weaned off Prednisone as opposed to remaining on a low dose. Figure 3-12 months depending on individual variation but it will happen. ...Read more
Are there any other causes of redness on the face associated with mild/moderate topical corticosteroid use apart from RSS from TSA?
Kindly decipher: What do you mean by RSS and TSA? ...Read more
Many: There are many long term side effects of steroid use. Here are some and the mayo clinic website that discusses in greater detail: Clouding of the lens in one or both eyes (cataracts) High blood sugar, which can trigger or worsen diabetes Increased risk of infections Thinning bones Suppressed adrenal gland http://www.mayoclinic.org/steroids/art-20045692 ...Read more
Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?
I'm doing a trial off my corticosteroid and have been wheezing at night and early morning, but it doesn't bother me. Can I stay off the medication?
Asthma: Hi, r u able to monitor ur peak expiratory flow rate at home. That could guide u and ur doctor for proper treatment, also it is not normal to wheeze, wheezing means obstruction of small airways which could affect the oxygenation. Please consult with your treating doctor to adjust your medication. Feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Steroids for asthma: Hi medius6, in terms of steroids, there are many options out there for treatment of asthma. There are inhalers, pills ,and iv forms used. Your doctor will likely recommend a steroid inhaler for persistent asthma symptoms to take once to twice a day. Saving the pills and iv drugs for the bad times. Bronchodilators(not steroids)like albuterol, are a mainstay of treatment as well. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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