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What does prednisone do?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Stress hormone
Your body makes a stress hormone very similar to Prednisone every day.
A short course (5-7days) is often used to assist your hormone response as an anti-inflammatory to avoid prolonged symptoms. Prolonged use can suppress the immune system & should be avoided. Antihistamines can be beneficial if the issue is histamine based but will replicate all the benefits of the steroid.

In brief: Stress hormone
Your body makes a stress hormone very similar to Prednisone every day.
A short course (5-7days) is often used to assist your hormone response as an anti-inflammatory to avoid prolonged symptoms. Prolonged use can suppress the immune system & should be avoided. Antihistamines can be beneficial if the issue is histamine based but will replicate all the benefits of the steroid.
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