What is it?
Prednisolone is a topical steroid medication used to treat certain skin conditions. It reduces swelling, itching, and redness of the skin. This medication is a mild potency steroid. It may be found in creams, lotions, ointments, tablets, and powders as well as in ear, nose, and eye drops.

It belongs to the Group A type of corticosteroids.

How do I avoid it?
There are many types of cortisone products. An allergy to prednisolone does not mean you are allergic to all other forms of cortisone.

Skin contact with prednisolone is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing prednisolone should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. The most common cause of allergic contact dermatitis from prednisolone is corticosteroid creams. By law, all products made in the U.S. for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products and topical medications. If there is no information ask your pharmacist. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

You should alert your health care provider of this allergy so he does not prescribe this medication or cross-reacting medications. Your physician may wish to further study this allergy by testing to several corticosteroids so that you may use safer corticosteroids if necessary in the future.

• Anti-inflammatory products
• Topical medications
• Eye drops

Other names for prednisolone:
• Bubbli-Pred
• Flo-Pred
• Hydeltrasol
• Key-Pred SP
• Millipred
• Orapred
• Orapred ODT
• Pediapred
• Pred-Ject-50
• Predacort 50
• Predalone 50
• Predate-50
• Veripred 20
• Prelone
• Hydeltra-T.B.A.
• Key-Pred
• Cotolone
• Depo-Predate (obsolete)
• Predicort-50
• Predaject-50
• Medicort
• Predicort RP
• Pri-Cortin 50
• Predcor
• Millipred DP
• AsmalPred Plus

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
Other corticosteroids in category A
• Cortisone acetate
• Hydrocortisone
• Hydrocortisone acetate
• Hydrocortisone 21-butyrate
• Hydrocortisone hemisuccinate
• Mazipredonum
• Medrysone
• Methylprednisolone acetate
• Methylprednisolone hemisuccinate
• Prednisone
• Prednisolone caproate
• Prednisolone metasulfobenzoate
• Prednisolone succinate
• Tixocortal pivalate
• Fluprednisolone acetate
• Fludrocortisone acetate
• Fluorometholone acetate
• Isofluprednone acetate
• Cloprednol
• Dichlorisone acetate

How safe is it?

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