Starting dose is usually 40 mg of prednisone with breakfast for two to four weeks. If the disease is poorly controlled, the dose may be increased to 60 to 80 mg daily but blood pressure, serum glucose and side effects will require careful monitoring. Once controlled, the dose of steroids should be reduced by half for at least two weeks. Further reduction will depend on the break-through dose, the severity of the underlying skin disease and the availability or efficacy of steroid-sparing agents. The dose of long term prednisone should be as low as possible, as for other chronic diseases, and if possible taken on alternate days.
Anybody who complains about dry skin in winter doesn't understand half the excruciating torture that you go through with eczema; between trying not to lose your mind when you get an eczema flare-up, constantly stocking your bathroom with more creams than CVS and actually not being able to sleep from the itch, suffering from eczema could easily be a full time job. Let's not even talk about asthma, and allergies that a lot of us eczema sufferers also have on our shoulders . So, if you're just about fed up with all those OTC treatments, let's talk a little about how to add coconut oil to your routine instead.