I got poision ivy for the first time in my life and I hike since I was a kid. I immediately used a scrub however it still spread. I went to my urgent care facility and they gave me a shot of SoluMedrol today . Also a Medrol dose pack to start tomorrow has anyone had bad side effects from the pack and did you get bloated . I have to be at a family wedding in one week . Does the prednisone help ?