Top
20
Doctor insights on: Voltaren Prednisone Cream

Share
Dr. Thomas Namey
2,536 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can voltarin gel be used wbile taking sulfasalazine, tramadol and prednisone?

Can voltarin gel be used wbile taking sulfasalazine, tramadol and prednisone?

Ues: The good thing about the gel is that it is used exactly at the location where it is needed. It is not absorbed in the bloodstream in large amounts to have side effects on kidneys or stomach lining, for instance. It is safe to use with the other meds. ...Read more

3

3
Why is my Severe rash after keeps spreading, even after starting Prednisone and prescription creams?

Why is my Severe rash after keeps spreading, even after starting Prednisone and prescription creams?

Exam needed: Impossible to give an accurate DX of a "rash" without a visual exam. If the current treatment is not effective, then a re-exam and other therapy is needed. Call and get the apt for exam ...Read more

6

6
My daughter has a rash for about 9 days now and is extremly itchy she has been on prednisone and hydrocordisone cream for the itch....And nothing is w?

My daughter has a rash for about 9 days now and is extremly itchy she has been on prednisone and hydrocordisone cream for the itch....And nothing is w?

Many possibilities: Your question is too vague to answer in detail. An itchy rash can be due to many things most likely allergic but could be from any number of medical conditions. If it is persisting and not responsive to steroids, further evaluations need to be performed. Seek out your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more

7

7
Can I use the hCG cream while taking prednisone for autoimmune. Hepatitis ?

HCG: Why would you want to use HCG cream? I does nothing for autoimmune hepatitis or anything else. All the claims made about it have not been proven by evidence based medicine. ...Read more

10

10
Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Hemrrhoid: Oral Prednisone has not been well documented in the literature in the treatment of hemrrhoids. Keeping on a strict schedule of nsaids for their anti-inflammatory effect, barring no contra-indications in your personal history, would be beneficial to you. I would recomment starting with Ibuprofen (motrin) 600mg 3 times a day for 30 days. The anti-inflammatory effects take a full week before benefit. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
I have a case of poison oak on my face. Should I take prednisone pills or use just creams?

Probably pills: For more severe poison oak contact dermatitis even prescription strength steroid creams are not sufficiently effective. I recommend fairly aggressive use of Prednisone to get symptoms under control, and continue therapy for at least 7 to 10 days (as taper) to avoid rash recurrence. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
Can i put any antibiotic cream on poison ivy blisters that are healingi'm on day 4 of 20mg prednisone ? How can I keep from getting an infection?

Can i put any antibiotic cream on poison ivy blisters that are healingi'm on day 4 of 20mg prednisone ? How can I keep from getting an infection?

Ok to use: No problem except for the potential of developing a contact allergic reaction to the antibiotic in the cream with neomycin being the most likely issue. Just keep the area clean by washing with soap and water would often do the job. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I've had reoccurring hives since Wed.they come&go. Went to urgent care& had to go to ER, on prednisone, zantac, benedryl&steroid cream, still no relie?

I've had reoccurring hives since Wed.they come&go. Went to urgent care& had to go to ER, on prednisone, zantac, benedryl&steroid cream, still no relie?

Keep taking ur meds: and try to see a dermatologist or an allergist for fine tuning your management. Most of the time there is no known cause for the acute hives, unless you can spot a clear reason, a food or a medicine or new exposure. best wishes ...Read more

18

18
Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.? I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, (naproxen) voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.?  I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, (naproxen) voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Other treatments: Lateral (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) epicondylitis are common overuse injuries. In order to treat the pain, i recommend patients start w/ rice, follow w/ stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery.. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow/. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Landi
187 doctors shared insights

Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
967 doctors shared insights

Liquid Pred (Definition)

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