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prednisone ... will it cause a herpes outbreak?

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I have really had the week from hell had a very emotional two days with the loss of my horse in the midst of all that I hurt my back and went to the doctors today and he gave me a medrol dose pack I thought I read somewhere that steroids can cause an outbreak unfortunately because of my emotional stress I have a very mild outbreak going on if I take the medril ose pack will it make it worse I take Valtrex everyday lysine and vitamin B complex and still got a very mild start of an outbreak I just want to make sure I'm not going to make it worse if I take the steroid for my back anybody can give me any information I would so appreciate it thank you

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I know steroids in general do weaken the immune system which may or may not make ur ob worse.

 

Really hard to tell BUT if you need the steroid for your health, you may not have much choice.

 

Good luck and hugs

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I agree with white daisies- steroids do weaken the immune system but if you are having a lot of pain and inflammation due to your injury it may be worth a shot at least trying it.

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I was on prednisone for a month last summer and had zero outbreaks! It was a pretty high dosage. Of course, everyone reacts differently but I would give it a try.

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I had to take prednisone for the last 4 days due to my asthma acting up. I’ve only ever had very mild outbreaks if hardly any at all. Well after the 50mg of prednisone I had a severe break out that I have never experienced and it’s in a location I’ve never had. It sucks. This is my second outbreak and it seems to be getting worse. Time for a trip to the doctors. 😔

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I just had a steroid shot for a torn rotator cuff and I’ve had the worst herpes outbreak ever!!!  Gone one week and half so far.  And cold sores.  Haven’t had outbreaks in 10 years without any meds.  Awful.  

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I went to the Denstist today for a root canal. They gave me steroid shot with some antibiotics. I was wondering if you think the shot will cause an outbreak? I was also prescribed prednisone but I’ve done too much research that says not to take it so I’m not. I do worry about the shot causing an outbreak!

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