I was taking predisone (10mg)for three days... due to itching from poison ivy... after three days, one night I got a swollen tongue (reaction?) Any suggestions? I have had some other welts on body that went away after a few days.
You probably are having an allergic reaction. You should call your doctor.
I was given predisone for posion ivy break out a few years ago. I don't feel like it really helped at all, but then again I wasn't prescribed to take it 4x a day. For me, I think the sores pretty much cleared up on their own with the help of some hydrocortisone ointment for the itching.
Call your doctor and report this asap. Prednisone is a steroid and should NOT be stopped suddenly unless the doctor tells you to. You should let the doctor know you have had symptoms of a reaction and let the doctor tell you what to do. If your tongue swells anymore, or you are having trouble breathing, go to THE ER.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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