Patients are not advised to stay on Prednisolone for long periods of time. It is effectively used to reduce inflammation and swelling in the short term. However, this drug is only effective in suppressing disease. It does not cure it.
Fungal infections of the nails are not uncommon in lupus. This can be as a result of a compromised immune system, and they also can occur as a side-effect of the drugs the patient may be taking. Specific antifungal treatment is indicated as treatment.