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Doctor gave me prednisone 20 mg for sore throat is that ok?

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Doctor gave me prednisone 20 mg for sore throat is that ok?
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Customer: Started out Sunday with Pink Eye then I couldn't breathe Monday then sore throat started Minday night. Pink eye pretty much gone, breathing a lot better but sore throat getting worse so I went to a quick care to see if it was strep they were going to test but when he saw my one ear was pink inside he decided to just go ahead give me antibiotic and since my throat hurting bad and couldn't sleep he gave me prednisone . I take Lisinopril 20 mg and my blood pressure was 140 over 90 I'm 55 female
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Prednisone is used to reduce the inflammation.

But it may also suppress your immune system making infection more serious.

Also prednisone can raise your blood pressure.

Antibiotic alone should help your sore throat as well.

Prednisone is not needed now.
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