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My doctor perscribed me prednisone for 5 days for severe allergies but i'm scared to take them?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ok in moderation

Oral steroids can be very helpful in quickly relieving severe inflammatory diseases such as allergy.
However, you should minimize the frequency by better controlling the allergies.

In brief: Ok in moderation

Oral steroids can be very helpful in quickly relieving severe inflammatory diseases such as allergy.
However, you should minimize the frequency by better controlling the allergies.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Short term use

A short term use like 5 days should not be something to worry about.
Most side effects (that are scaring you) occur with high doses for long periods. Talk it over with your physician.

In brief: Short term use

A short term use like 5 days should not be something to worry about.
Most side effects (that are scaring you) occur with high doses for long periods. Talk it over with your physician.
Dr. Richard Williams
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: It's your choice

People are afraid of steroids because of the reported side effects, but miss the part about those side effects arising only after taking moderate to high doses of steroids for many months or years.
There is really no downside to such a short course of steroids. If your reaction involves wheezing, you should take them; otherwise you don't need to take the steroids if you prefer to suffer instead.

In brief: It's your choice

People are afraid of steroids because of the reported side effects, but miss the part about those side effects arising only after taking moderate to high doses of steroids for many months or years.
There is really no downside to such a short course of steroids. If your reaction involves wheezing, you should take them; otherwise you don't need to take the steroids if you prefer to suffer instead.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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