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    Old 05-31-2019, 10:15 PM   #1
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    Prednisone injection for allergies

    Wil a prednisone injection help HORRIBLE allergies. I know these injections should not be given often, but, at this point, I need something!

     
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    Prendisone is not usually used for allergies...its for inflammation.

    There are other shots that an allergist can give you for allergies; depending on what it is specifically you are allergic to.

    I live on the East Coast, where pollen and rag weed allergies are killing my husband; he finally broke down and went to the allergist who gave him a nose spray to use twice a day and he says it has helped allot!

    Have you seen an allergist?
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    Old 06-01-2019, 09:18 PM   #3
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    Thank you. My shot, if I should get it, would be for swelling. The vessels in my head swell so much that I cannot think. I am getting allergy injections. This is for vasomotor rhinitis. I just wonder if the prednisone is safe to take if I have not had an injection in a couple of years

     
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    Old 06-02-2019, 04:57 AM   #4
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    Yes, it is safe to take even more frequently than every 2 years. Have you considered a dose pack instead? It might be easier to tolerate. However, it may have a negative effect on your injections so you would need to have a chat with your immunologist about that and the timing.

     
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    Old 06-02-2019, 06:42 PM   #5
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    Now I understand. Thank you for explaining. Yes, steroid injections are safe. Most doctors will say up to 4 times a year...some are more conservative, but if it has been years, it is definitely safe!

    I hope they work and you feel better.
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    Old 09-07-2019, 08:53 PM   #6
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    I wrote some time ago asking about a Prednisone injection and have been miserable since, so asked the allergist the other day and his secretary told me an injection would really mess up my system (not that is is not messed up, now, from allergies!) Does anyone know how it will mess me up.

     
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    Old 09-07-2019, 08:55 PM   #7
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    I forgot to mention that I am on a nose spray that is taken twice a day and am also on injections. Feel as if I am fighting a losing battle!

     
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    Old 09-08-2019, 05:07 AM   #8
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    Are you taking an oral antihistamine? If not, you might add that in or just replace the spray with it. I'm on injections and still take a Zyrtec every day. When I get my shots I take a Zyxal in the morning and a zyrtec that evening. When my allergies get crazy, I do that same regimen - 2 aday. Works after about 48 hrs.

     
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    Old 09-08-2019, 08:41 AM   #9
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

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    Are you taking an oral antihistamine? If not, you might add that in or just replace the spray with it. I'm on injections and still take a Zyrtec every day. When I get my shots I take a Zyxal in the morning and a zyrtec that evening. When my allergies get crazy, I do that same regimen - 2 aday. Works after about 48 hrs.
    Have tried Zyrtec and it did not work. Don't know about he other medication you mentioned; thanks.

     
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    Old 09-08-2019, 09:18 AM   #10
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    I call it Zyrtec on steroids! Zyrtec is cetirizine. Zyxal is levocetirizine. I'm sure you know you can take 2 zyrtec a day...I've done that too when I was out of xyzal. One am and one pm. Since I'm allergic to all but 6 things they test you for, it takes a good dose to knock them back whenever they go crazy. I'm on 3 shots...was supposed to be 4 but I just couldn't face that many.

     
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    Old 10-17-2019, 05:26 PM   #11
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    Some additional medications to talk about with your doctor:

    Azelastine -- an antihistamine nose spray used twice per day. Studies show that it tends to be more effective than Zyrtec.

    Ceterazine / Zyrtec -- There has been research about Zyrtec both twice a day (which has a small risk of causing drowsiness and slight improvement in symptoms compared to once per day) and Zyrtec combined with Azelastine (ditto, but appears to work better than Zyrtec twice a day).

    Montelukast / Singulair -- addresses a different inflammation path compared to antihistamines like Zyrtec. Usually used in conjunction with Zyrtec. But you can also use it in conjunction with both Zyrtec and Azelastine. Because it does not address the histamine inflammation path, it's rather less effective all by itself.

    Fluticasone / Flonase -- of all the inhaled corticosteroids, it appears to have the fewest side effects (due to less of the medicine being absorbed into the bloodstream) and best effectiveness. Because it is not absorbed into the bloodstream it has far fewer side effects than prednisone while addressing upper respiratory inflation just as well for most people. It can be used off label twice per day for refractory inflammation.

    Or.... all of the above, if necessary, would still have fewer side effects than prednisone. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist and see what you can do.

     
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    Thank you. Have used some of these and got very, very little, if any, help, at all. Appreciate your taking the time to explain each one.

     
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    Old 10-18-2019, 08:06 AM   #13
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

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    ... HORRIBLE allergies ... Feel as if I am fighting a losing battle!
    I've been able to significantly improve my sinus allergies and asthma, for many years, thru diet, avoidance; and treating acupuncture points on top of my head; and doing my own Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) at home. It's been so successful that I no longer have to take any allergy medications or sinus spray, except I use a fluticasone spray for my asthma.

    In March of 2009, I posted the thread: Has anyone tried Acupuncture for their sinus/allergies? at the link: https://www.healthboards.com/boards/sinus-problems/673904-has-anyone-tried-acupuncture-their-sinus-allergies.html

    In November of 2009, I posted a thread documenting my allergy problems with asthma success with the title: Sublingual Immunotherapy at the link: https://www.healthboards.com/boards/allergies/724588-sublingual-immunotherapy.html

    Since you are suffering so much with allergies, I just wanted to provide some ideas you can explore with your doctors.

    Regards, best of luck and health! Bob
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    Old 10-18-2019, 09:56 AM   #14
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

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    I've been able to significantly improve my sinus allergies and asthma, for many years, thru diet, avoidance; and treating acupuncture points on top of my head; and doing my own Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) at home. It's been so successful that I no longer have to take any allergy medications or sinus spray, except I use a fluticasone spray for my asthma.

    In March of 2009, I posted the thread: Has anyone tried Acupuncture for their sinus/allergies? at the link: https://www.healthboards.com/boards/sinus-problems/673904-has-anyone-tried-acupuncture-their-sinus-allergies.html

    In November of 2009, I posted a thread documenting my allergy problems with asthma success with the title: Sublingual Immunotherapy at the link: https://www.healthboards.com/boards/allergies/724588-sublingual-immunotherapy.html

    Since you are suffering so much with allergies, I just wanted to provide some ideas you can explore with your doctors.

    Regards, best of luck and health! Bob

    What does one take for sublingual. I am a BIG believer in acupuncture and have been going for some time plus I am on a nasal spray. I also work out a GREAT deal. thank you

     
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    Re: Prednisone injection for allergies

    SLIT is putting a known allergen under your tongue (sub - under,lingual-tongue) to desensitize you to that allergen. It can take quite some time if you are allergic to a lot of things. Not all immunologists here do it. It's been rather popular in Europe for a while. But it's just one allergen at a time building up in strength..like injections but slower because you do them one at a time. Do a search for SLIT as we've had a few posts here over the years.

     
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