Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a drug used to treat various conditions like autoimmune diseases, allergies, cancers, and inflammatory conditions like dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, uveitis, and asthma. It is a steroid medication.

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How to manage rheumatoid arthritis until I meet a specialist?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary care physician said that I may have RA. My ESR rate was 27, my CRP was 14.1 and my CCP antibody IgG was 500. What does this mean? I have heard a high CCP result could indicate more aggression in my RA, if that is what I have.  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the chances that you have RA (rheumatoid arthritis) or are developing it, are high. Anti-CCP antibodies are associated with RA and may also indicate an aggressive disease. However, there are various prognostic markers. This is only one of them. A high ESR and CRP,...  Read Full »

Why do I experience multiple nerve and brain-related symptoms for more than five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing strange symptoms for more than five years. It started with pressure in my left side under my rib cage. Soon after that, my feet started burning. This happened suddenly overnight, and I was diagnosed with neuropathy. I started having episodes of flashing lights...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are multisystemic and challenging to fit into one diagnosis. In the absence of specific symptoms and signs seen in rheumatological diseases, diagnosis is a little uncertain. However, an ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) of 119 is very high and ce...  Read Full »

Do shortness of breath and chest pain occur due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female on Prednisone 40 mg and Vitamin C 2.5 g since the past five days. I have just woken up feeling short of breath and chest pain. I checked my blood pressure, and it was 120/80 mmHg and my heart rate was in 50s. My blood pressure will be usually 110/65 mmHg, and my heart rate i...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see no reason for you to worry. For your weight, heart rate in the range of 50s and blood pressure of 90/60 mmHg is not much of a concern, except if it begins to drop below this or you start to feel like fainting. I think your biggest problem is psychological instab...  Read Full »

After undergoing skin firming treatment, I have two large bulges on my lower face. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34, and I used to get Botox once in every few months. I recently went to a plastic surgeon to have a consult for skin firming treatment. I was told that I am an excellent candidate for Sculptra facial injections. I was told that the facial injections would cause no down time and g...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from granuloma formation following allergic reaction to injected substance. In some cases, they may take years to subside. A physical examination is required to confirm the diagnosis, and a long course of Prednisolone may be needed to hasten the re...  Read Full »

What can I do for my itching and burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching and burning sensation in my upper body, eyes and feet. After taking a hot water bath, my upper chest becomes red and goes away in a minute. But, the burning sensation does not go away even though there are no rashes. I had cold and throat infection a week before. I took All...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know something in more detail about your history. Do you have any history of recurrent cold attacks? Is there similar itching phenomenon in the past? Are there any family members with a history of allergic phenomenon? Is there any history of allergic rhinitis ...  Read Full »

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor,I have primary hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I take thyroxine tablets, and so TSH is within range now. I am 4 weeks pregnant. Upon consulting with Gynecologist, the doctor told me to take Wysolone 2.5 mg tablets. Is it safe to consume it since I already had a miscarriage last...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, congratulations on getting a chance again to enjoy the pregnancy period. So, you need to understand that during pregnancy, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) should be around 2.5 mlU/L. If it is not, we need to increase the dose. So, please mention the e...  Read Full »

Can you get addicted to 60 mg of Prednisolone if taken once a day for a month?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been prescribed Prednisolone 60 mg for anti-inflammatory issues by my doctor. Is there a risk for me to become addicted to Prednisolone 60 mg taken once a day for a month? Due to the pandemic, I am unable to go to the hospital. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prednisolone is prescribed according to your body weight which is 1 mg per kilogram. In some cases, a physician prescribes a higher dosage depending on the underlying disease. Definitely, the body gets used to long-term steroids like Prednisolone and so we cannot st...  Read Full »

My rectal bleeding due to ulcerative colitis responds only to Prednisolone. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. For the past five years I have ulcerative colitis. My main problem is bleeding form rectum. When I take Prednisolone, I am fine for maximum of three months and after that again it starts bleeding and also continues with Mesacol. I also took Azathioprine (Aazo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis. So you rightly started Azathioprine and I think it should work if you are taking a proper dose (you have not shared dose of Azoran and your body weight). You can take Azoran as 1.5-2.5 mg per k...  Read Full »

What are the signs of psoriatic arthiritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a small patch of psoriasis on my ankle on and off for 10 years. I have also had flare-ups debilitating fatigue and joint pain for 10 years. I have been checked for Lupus, RA, MS and have received negative diagnosis. I just today learned about psoriatic arthritis and I am wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms include swelling of joint as well as morning stiffness and it looks associated with psoriatic arthritis. I would rather say it is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis associated with psoriasis also known as mixed connective tissue disorder (MCTD). Now I would ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for bowel pain and bowel wall thickening?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my bowel. I have had an MRI and the doctor noted that I have bowel wall thickening in my distal colon. Before that, I did a stool test that was negative in Calprotectin and I had a CDSA it showed no inflammation negative for Lactoferrin. No bacterial infection. I also h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your ill health. So the comprehensive stool analysis is well within normal limits-particularly calprotectin and lactoferrin which are inflammatory markers. Their absence theoretically excludes any inflammation within the b...  Read Full »

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