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Posted on: Fri, 08/10/2007 - 12:07am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

There's a big difference between taking a short round of steroids to combat an allergic reaction, and taking them indefinitely.
These reactions can be the devil to treat. Just when you think it's over, Bam!, the hives, swelling, etc. reappear. Prednisone combats this.
My advice - if the MD's think your child needs it, take it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/10/2007 - 10:15am
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

With all 3 of mine having asthma (my PA son is the worst), we have prednisone in the fridge in case of emergency. When my 4 yo had a reaction to pistachios, his eye almost swelled shut. The allergist had him on 3 days of prednisone for the swelling (along with the benedryl). I hate having to give it to any of my boys but it does seem to work miracles - especially if the asthma is really bad. My husband and I both feel the same way - hate it but love it.


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