It is up to you to recognize the symptoms of infection and get treatment as soon as any of these symptoms occur.
Note: Prednisone can mask the usual signs of infection so make sure you get treatment promptly. Don't wait!
Call your health care provider right away if you notice any of these symptoms:
- Fever over 101 degrees F (38.4 degrees C).
- Record your temperature once a day to help you quickly detect a fever.
- Sweats or chills
- Feeling "lousy" or flu-like symptoms (chills, aches, headaches or feeling a decrease in your energy level without any obvious cause)
- Skin rash
- Pain, tenderness, redness or swelling
- Wound or cut that will not heal
- Red, warm or draining sore
- Sore throat, scratchy throat or pain when swallowing
- Sinus drainage, nasal congestion, headaches or tenderness along upper cheekbones
- Persistent dry or moist cough that lasts more than 2 days
- White patches in your mouth or on your tongue
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Trouble urinating: pain or burning, constant urge or frequent urination
- Bloody, cloudy or foul-smelling urine