Itching

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Itch (Latin: pruritus) is a Wikt:sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to class...
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Benadryl 45,753 Hydrocortisone 12,887 Prednisone 9,296
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Other name: Cortef (Cortef)
Other name: Deltasone (Deltasone)
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Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is a corticosteroid hormone, or glucocorticoid, produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress (medicine) and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through g...
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Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ...
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About Hydrocortisone
Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is a corticosteroid hormone, or glucocorticoid, produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress (medicine) and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through g...
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About Prednisone
Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ...
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a glucosteroid, not hydro. i did experience some mood swings...
" ...with pred, got switched to hydrocortisone, and now back ...side effects than pred because pred is a glucosteroid, not hydro. i did experience some mood swings when swapping to... "

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but to go back on the Prednisone for some pain relief....
" ...Prednisone and switched over to hydrocortisone 10 mg spaced throughout the day. At first, I felt more immediate pain relief from the hydrocortisone but then ...but to go back on the Prednisone f... "

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I was having severe insomnia, flushed face, mood swings...
" ...hydrocortisone with no noticeable side-effects ...honest, Prednisone caused more harm than good to my bones, immune system, etc.. I was having severe insomnia, flushed face, mood swings, etc..... "

I am doing so much better on the prednisone! I noticed...
" ...Tanya, My Endo switched me from Hydrocortisone to prednisone. I was taking 35 ...take 5 mg of prednisone (2.5 first thing n ...around noon. I am doing so much better on the prednison... "

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You can switch from pred straight to HYDROCORTISONE......
" ...You can switch from pred straight to ...Ask your doctor! Hydrocortisone is a more natural steroid that the body produces anyway, so why not try it! I have had no side effects apart from a... "

I think finding the right timing of the meds helps...
" ...at bedtime). The Hydrocortisone only works for about 4 hours for me. I can't walk ...the longer lasting prednisone. I think finding the right timing of the meds helps manage cravings. Try... "

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me on prednisone which caused tons of side effects along...
" ...2001. They first put me on prednisone which caused tons of side effects along with me ...Then I was switched to hydrocortisone generic with much improvement in side effects but finding myself... "

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I also have better circulation after taking prednisone (but...
" ...hydrocortisone suppositories and it helped my circulation- ...could breathe better? I also have better circulation after taking prednisone (b... "

isn't any point in taking it as it hasn't helped this time....
" ...off the pred because there isn't any point in taking it as it hasn't helped this time. I was in hospital on hydrocortisone which didn't improve my symptoms either. I'm hoping... "

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The side effects of the Prednisone were troubling....
" ...with adrenal insufficiency. The side effects of the Prednisone were troubling. I have since transitioned to hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone has been a good change for me. Less side-effects a... "

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