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I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day, will the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Treats the disease
If you are referring to polymyalgia rheumatica, steroids treat the underlying inflammatory process which results in resolution of your pain.
Over time your disease should go away. Steroids do not fight infection and in fact can make infections worse.

In brief: Treats the disease
If you are referring to polymyalgia rheumatica, steroids treat the underlying inflammatory process which results in resolution of your pain.
Over time your disease should go away. Steroids do not fight infection and in fact can make infections worse.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Not an antibiotic
Prednisone does not fight infections.

In brief: Not an antibiotic
Prednisone does not fight infections.
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
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