Predisposed individuals often develop skin rashes or hives as allergic reactions due to many endogenous and exogenous factors. Skin rashes are often concurrent with diseases of the digestive system such as colitis, gastritis, and constipation. Itching often precedes the primary disease for a significant period before it is diagnosed.
Hives and skin rashes can be caused by food (canned food, chocolate, sausages, fish, or berries) and medicines. They can also be a symptom of infection: In the case of rhinitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis, a rash often covers the face, while it appears all over the body in the case of digestive disorders.
In addition, hives and skin rashes sometimes have neuropsychological causes such as stress, metabolic disorders, endocrine system functions (rashes can appear before menstruation or during pregnancy), and liver and kidney diseases. In some cases, contact with plants and animals can lead to skin rashes, or they can be caused by insect bites. Any harmful thermal, mechanical, or radiation exposure can cause skin irritation, redness, and rashes.
There are many varieties of hives, itching, and rash reactions. These symptoms are often viewed as an indication of a mild allergy, although these symptoms are observed in about 23% of people, which is approximately one in every fourth individual. Skin rashes appear as redness on the face or body. Itching causes discomfort and pain. Sometimes the entire body hurts, and there is a decline in health. Although they are neglected and ignored by many people, hives and skin rashes are very uncomfortable and may sometimes indicate life-threatening diseases.
Prednisone is a corticosteroid medication that is used as an anti-inflammatory or as an immunosuppressant. Antihistamine is responsible for its therapeutic effect. It can also increase the effect of other drugs that reduce the symptoms of inflammation. Among other conditions, Prednisone is prescribed for allergic disorders and skin conditions such as redness, itching, and irritation.
A doctor should recommend the dosage of Prednisone and the treatment schedule. In each case, the attending physician writes out a prescription after taking the age and condition of the patient into account. Statistically, Prednisone is more often prescribed as pills than as injections.
In severe and complicated cases, the amount of Prednisone that is prescribed is 40-60 mg per day. The drug has a strong anti-allergic and anti-shock action: It increases the production of adrenaline, thus narrowing the blood vessels and increasing the blood pressure. Prednisone suppresses immune reactions, and the allergic reaction subsides. Patients should take precautions and avoid the allergens that caused the reaction.
When used for a short time, Prednisone is unlikely to cause side effects. However, prolonged use is not recommended because of the risk of metabolic disorders, bacterial or fungal infections, and diabetes. Prednisone is a potent drug. It should be taken after consultation with a doctor and under the medical practitioner’s supervision.