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What Helps Swelling Associated With Prednisone Therapy
Is Prednisone 10 mg good for knee swelling. my sports med dr gave me it today.he said i have arthritis on knee. any treatment for that. nsaid allergy?
Yes: Besides resting your joint and the rest of the instructions your doctor gave you, wish you well ...Read more
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
Would acupressure help to reduce facial swelling due to taking prednisone? And if not, is there anything you could recommend that would help?
I've been taking prednisone and benedryl for a beesting for 3 days now and the swelling is getting worse what can I do Last time I was n hosp. 4 2week?
Been on prednisone since October 6, 40mg. I have tapered down to 35 in total. Recently I have had some swelling. Will this go away after I taper to 0?
Yes but: Yes but just reducing the inflammation and swelling is considered temporary treatment for many diseases causing inflammatory arthritis and long term use has many mild to serious side effects. A Rheumatologist should follow and diagnose a person with inflammatory arthritis taking prednisone. ...Read more
I'm on 10mg of prednisone for swelling of my tonsils. & I'm going out tonight with my friends. is it okay to have a couple of shots?
I've got awful hives and was prescribed prednisone today to help with itching and swelling. So far it hasn't helped - how long does it take to work?
Depends: On the hives, prednisone dose, other medications you are on, the cause for the hives, if any. Kindly see your doctor and consider referral to a dermatologist or an allergist, meanwhile, unless contraindicated, you can take OTC antihistamines, preferably the newer ones, as cetirizine or loratadine, twice a day, which is double the recommended dose, till you see your doctor/specialist, best wishes ...Read more
My rheumatologist stated that if I take 35mg of prednisone in the morning altogether, it will technically be tapering down the dose. But will my symptoms of swelling persist as usual even though it's techincally a step down?
Yes : yes follow what your rheumatologist saysGet a more detailed answer ›
If I have local swelling, how long will it take for prednisone to start working, if at all? Prescribed 60mg/daily for 12 days.
Depends on cause: and diagnosis. If your question is that you have been taking Prednisone 60 mg for 12 days and still have swelling, I would have your doc re-evaluate you. If you have not started, then at 60 mg Prednisone IF it is going to work at all - should work relatively quickly- 1-2 days. Note you should probably taper OFF Prednisone at that dose for that long. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more