3 weeks ago my doctor put me on a prednisone dose pak and also injected prednisone into my body. A week later I developed a rash on my right side of my face and all the way down my chest. After 1 1/2 weeks, it is still there and sometimes burns like fire or itches terribly. Also hives appear. Very painful. Could this be caused from the steroids? What will help to heal this?
17 Aug 2014
I have had a severe reaction to prednisone that no one could diagnose. My brow,eyes and ears swelled up with hard Lumps that hurt and itched severely and I had bulls eye shaped hives wherever clothes were snug, such as waistband of undies, bra. The first incident did not clear until I was off the Prednisone for several months. I had been on a low dose for arthritis. I went off the Prednisone because of an antibiotic resistant infection and recently went back on. After the first dose, 2.5 mg, I awoke with the symptoms. I realized then it must be the Prednisone! I stopped taking it, started taking Zyrtec and Opcon eye drops and after 24 hours the symptoms are much improved.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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