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Suggest appropriate dosage of Predisone for treatment of skin allergy

I have found out that I am allergic to formaldehyde and gold, about three months ago. Now I was tested again and found out I am allergic to my hair color. Last August and again the beginning of December, I was given a 12 day supply of predisone.It eliminated the red and itchy eyelids for about one month and then after that my eyes itch so that I want to pull them out. What would be a safe script of predisone to have until I go to the #1 Dermotologist to be tested in April - earliest appt I could get?
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

You seem to suffer from allergic dermatitis. You may take oral steroid like methyl prednisolone 16 mg daily for a week, then taper it by refund 4 mg every week.
* 16 mg/d-1st week
* 12mg/d - 2 nd week
* 8mg/d - 3 rd week
* 4mg/d 4th week
* Then 4 mg alternate days for one month
* Then stop.

With this you take antihistaminics like desloratidine 5 mg daily.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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Suggest appropriate dosage of Predisone for treatment of skin allergy

Hi, You seem to suffer from allergic dermatitis. You may take oral steroid like methyl prednisolone 16 mg daily for a week, then taper it by refund 4 mg every week. * 16 mg/d-1st week * 12mg/d - 2 nd week * 8mg/d - 3 rd week * 4mg/d 4th week * Then 4 mg alternate days for one month * Then stop. With this you take antihistaminics like desloratidine 5 mg daily. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist