Prednisone and facial hair... HELP!!

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   Posted 8/2/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all. I am a female and I was taking prednisone for about 3 weeks for severe allergic reaction. As I was finishing my pred I began to notice hair on my cheeks and chin. It is growing where a man would grow a beard!! I have been off of the pred for about 2 weeks but the hair is still there shakehead My doc says it will start to fall out and go away fairly quickly now that I have stopped taking the meds. Does anyone know if this is true? If so, how long does it take before the hair falls out? I am going crazy over this!! Thank you all for your help!

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   Posted 8/2/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it does go away pretty quickly - I think it was usually about 4-6 weeks. Don't freak out, in the meantime you can wax or bleach it.
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   Posted 8/2/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
No facial hair but my face appeared to be rounder...

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   Posted 8/2/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Round face is side affect of steroids...............Hair will go away.......

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   Posted 8/2/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about facial hair as a result of predisone but I do know about facial hair. I've been sprouting since about 25 and it has been getting more severe as years go by. There is a product called Vaniqua. It's a cream that you rub on the area. It makes the hairs thinner and grow more slowly. It does work. Unfortunately, it cost $75 a tube. It is a very small tube but it last a long time. With waxing all you are doing is promoting more of the same. Trust me....I use tweezers on the ones that are very visable.

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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 8/20/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to this forum.
I'm currently taking prednisone for a severe allergic reaction to sunscreen.  Has anyone had any menstrual issues from taking prednisone?  It's only been 2 weeks since my last period and I've started again yesterday.  I'm also taking Hydroxyzine.  Is getting my period again normal being on this medication?
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