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Old 12-03-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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Prednisone and the Flu

Hi gang, I am taking a course of oral prednisone to get my vision back in one eye.

I also now have the flu. Will the prednisone suppress immune responses and make the illness last longer, or more heavily?

Thanks.

 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: Prednisone and the Flu

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Hi gang, I am taking a course of oral prednisone to get my vision back in one eye.

I also now have the flu. Will the prednisone suppress immune responses and make the illness last longer, or more heavily?

Thanks.

 
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Old 12-03-2004, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: Prednisone and the Flu

I hope you start feeling better. I don't know much about Prednisone, but I know a lot about the flu...remember to drink lots of fluids. Get better soon.

 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:02 PM   #4
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Re: Prednisone and the Flu

Hi Wayne,
Yes, prednisone can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections. So I guess it could make it tougher to kick something you've already got.

Hope you feel better soon.
Julie

 
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