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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.
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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.
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