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Taken hydroxurea for polycythemia vera. Will prednisone help with itching?

i have had polycythemia vera for 14 years and have been treated with hydroxurea. My extreme itching was controlled by allegra . For the last 6 months, NOTHING is helping with the itch. Yesterday, my hemotogist put me on a prednisone regiment. Will this help and how long before it starts working. I m nearly out of my mind.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
this will definately help
you may expect improvement in 48 hours
start with recommended dose and taper off slowly
but no use continuously
you can take off and on with proper scgedule and proper consultation with your haematologost
as these are restricted drugs to be used cautiously in consultation with treating doctor
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