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Old 05-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Question Prednisone for Allergies

Howdy, as we all know, this has been a TERRIBLE Spring for pollen allergy sufferers...myself included. On Singulair & Zyrtec year round (but had a slight sinus infection and ENT said to quit while the antibiotic was working!) I guess those two weeks without, got them out of my system and now I am back on them plus a 7 day dose of Prednisone (40mg). Anybody had experience with this and did it help the post nasal drip which is my chief complaint. Also use NetiPot 2-3 times a day.

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Re: Prednisone for Allergies

Prednisone is an extremely effective medicine for allergies. There are nasty side effects from long-term use, which is why it is used rarely and usually only for a short time.

Be aware, it might make you hungry and irritable. Also, keep taking the other medicines, because the allergies might come back rapidly once you're off the prednisone.

 
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Re: Prednisone for Allergies

Thanks Jane. I just started the prednisone this AM..have to take 4 10mg daily for seven days. Said with that short a time, I wouldn't have withdrawal issues. Will I be able to see results in that short a period?

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Re: Prednisone for Allergies

Yes, a week is usually long enough to get an allergy attack under control. It might take a few days to start working, though.

 
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