Discussions that mention prednisone

Allergies board


Hi Richard, since you say you have chronic nasal congestion and is prescribed with 6x5mg oral prednisone to take... how long will you be taking it?

If it's nasal allergies or rhinitis, nasal steroid sprays are the more preferred choice of treatment. As oral steroids causes more systemic side effects if taken long term and if other treatments are available, it should be tried first.

And yes, steroid suppress ones immune system, reduces bone density, etc... and if you are on it long term, you need to be under a doctor's care and do regular blood test and eye check ups.