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 ?
Yes, you can get bloated. And there are many side effects. It affects everyone differently. So many doctors are quick to hand this drug out. If the shot helped maybe you don't really need more steroids. You may do just as well with benadryl, ibuprofen for swelling and calamine lotion or an over the counter itch cream. Call your regular doctor but you don't have to take the prednisone.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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