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Started Prednisone 6 days ago. Yesturday, my hands started

itching like crazy! Assuming that this...
Started Prednisone 6 days ago. Yesturday, my hands started itching like crazy!
Assuming that this is a side effect from the prednisone, will it go away when I stop taking it?
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11/2/2012
Dr. R. Bora
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Hello and welcome, I am happy to help you today.

Dr. R. Bora :

Why have you been prescribed prednisone and at what dose?

Customer:

Suspected of having Crohns after having a CT scan Last Thursday Evening. (went in with severe abdominal cramps)

Dr. R. Bora :

Alright. The itching may be due to an allergic response to prednisone and should go away when you stop taking it....

Dr. R. Bora :

Till then, you can take benadryl orally to reduce the allergic reaction...

Customer:

Narrowed and inflamed Ileum found. (also found 4.5 years ago after becoming very anemic) Dosage prescribed was 40 mg once daily, but I called and asked if I could take 30 instead after a few days.

Dr. R. Bora :

Yeah..so gradually your doctor will taper off the prednisone and and the itching should disappear but you can start taking benadryl now available OTC.

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