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Have diabetes, asthma, on prednisone for cough by infection in lung, contemplated not to use prednisone. Suggestion?

I have type 2 diabetes and asthma...I have been taking prednisone to alleviate the symptoms of constant coughing that may have been caused by an infection in my right lung. Right now my lungs feel like they are bearing water and my blood sugars are well beyond my normal level. I have contemplated not to use the predisone as it appears to be worsening my condition.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
hello dear
thanks for your query at HCM
predisone may aggrevate infection chances in diabeticcs.
discontinue the drug until symptoms comes under control.
do not abruptly stop drug as it might cause side effects , gradually taper drug and then discontinue.
blood sugars levels are also effected because of the prednisone.
once infection comes under control visit your asthma specialist for restarting drug .
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