Steroids and the common cold

Patient: I have taken Methylprednisolone last night at 24 mg and then 8mg today to treat severe nasal burning and swelling. I believe I have a common cold, no colored mucus. Is it safe to discontinue the prednisone abruptly? I don’t want to keep taking it.

Symptoms: Sneezing, Nasal congestion, malaise

Doctor: