Feb 13, 2012

How Do Steroids Treat Allergies?

Many people in the U.S. suffers from hay fever. Steroid medications don't just make life easier; they are lifesaving and are normally prescribed to be used as needed.
Sterois are also prescribed after a life-threatening health scare, such as an anaphylactic reaction.

There are several types of steroid medications, including but not limited to Prednisone, Nasacort, Nasonex, Flonase, AeroBid, Pulmicort and Beclovent.

Food and environmental allergies are both immune system responses, one to food and the other to pollens, dust and mold spores. Steroid medications suppress the immune system response, therefore minimizing inflammation, pain and discomfort.

Side effects of anabolic steroids can include weight gain, fluid retention, mood swings, increased risk of infection, suppressed adrenal gland hormone production and increased blood pressure. It is highly recommended that people on corticosteroids stay away from those with contagious infections.

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