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Re: Had Poison Ivy, Now Have Hives!!!

Subject: Re: Had Poison Ivy, Now Have Hives!!!
Author: Julie in NC
Date: 8/11/2012 4:47 pm
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Status: Approved
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Barely into August, and I had another case of p.i. Just a little on my forehead, cheekbone, nose and shoulder, but I immediately found a clinic (on vacation) and requested Prednisone. The Dr. was skeptical about my hives story, but gave me the Rx anyway. I was afraid to take the full dose, 60 mg, so I tried 20 mg for 2 days, 10 mg for 3 days & 5 mg for 2 days. Worked like a charm on the p.i., but got hives anyway a week later. Back to my regular Dr. after the weekend and back on Prednisone 40 mg for 5 days. I'm afraid of what will happen if I don't taper, so I'm going to use some leftover Prednisone from 2010 to taper. (My SIL is a PharmD. and says the old Rx is most likely still fine.) Also on Zyrtek & Zantac - not for stomach issues- but b/c the active ingredient, ranitidine, is an antihistamine. Hives are very visible on arms, chest and flanks, but not debilitating, just uncomfortable. Dr. said to skip topical treatments. Baby oil is good to avoid dry skin less risk of irritation than from additives in lotions. Benadryl is a great sleep aid. I'll see an allergist at the end of the month.

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