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?
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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