Prednisone: A Cure for Many ailments
Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory agent which can aid in all kinds of conditions which involve some kind of inflammation. Many children with allergies can be treated with Prednisone, since it is relatively safe and effective. It can also be used to treat Crohn's disease, arthritis, colitis, lupus, lymphoma and a host of other ailments. Prednisone begins as a simple compound and is transformed into a steroid in the liver. From there it can treat the symptoms of many ailments. Prednisone has made the headlines repeatedly, especially with the successful use of this drug in preventing organ rejection after a transplant.
The good news about Prednisone is that there are relatively few side effects, and in fact, it is commonly used to treat children. Some complain of increase appetite, indigestion or nervousness. A very small number of patients have these complaints. Very few say that they may have a delay in menstrual periods or may feel a greater irritation in the stomach, while a few break out with acne or rashes. This is a very tiny number, and this often signals an allergic reaction to the drug. You should report prolonged symptoms to your doctor so he can prescribe an alternative medication for your problem.
Many people have taken Prednisone for their conditions and have either experienced complete relief or an easing of their symptoms. Not all conditions are treated in the same way with Prednisone; in some cases, the symptom is treated and in other cases, Prednisone is able to root out the problem. You should tell your physician if you are taking other drugs which might interfere with your Prednisone and also inform him or her if you are pregnant or nursing while taking the drug. Your doctor may be able to find an alternative remedy or may be able to allow you to continue taking Prednisone in moderate doses.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.