My wife was on perdnisone for 10 days. About 2 weeks later she has developed a rash mostly on the upper legs, back and stomach. It comes and goes. The doctor will not say it could be fron this drug. He is treating it with cream. Will the rash go away and how long will it last.
1 Nov 2011
Your doctor is right. It has been too long a time span between stopping the medication and the rash appearing for them to be connected.
It is hard to know how long the rash will last. It will depend on the cause. Keep using the cream and avoid using harsh soaps or detergents.
Did your doctor think it was an allergic type rash? You could consider taking an anti-histamine tablet such as benadryl or cetririzine to help with the itch and allergy. See your doctor again if the rash does not go away.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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