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Could allergy testing be done 4 days after being given a 10mg injection of decadron (dexamethasone)?

Could allergy testing be done 4 days after being given a 10mg injection of decadron (dexamethasone)?

Not accurately.: Decadron (dexamethasone) is a pawerful anti-inflammatory steroid, which has a half-life of about 36 hours, which means on day 4, you have the equivalent of 2 mg of Decadron (dexamethasone) in your body, which is enough to decrease skin testing. Serum testing is also innaccurate at this point, will need to wait another 2 weeks for skin testing, up to 6 weeks for blood testing. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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19mo old given Decadron (dexamethasone) 3 day in ER for amox allergy. Hives return in extreme next day. Prescibed prednisdone 3 oral doses. We are on day 7 of hives can I just continue w/benedrayl vs more steroids?

19mo old given Decadron (dexamethasone) 3 day in ER for amox allergy. Hives return in extreme next day. Prescibed prednisdone 3 oral doses. We are on day 7 of hives can I just continue w/benedrayl vs more steroids?

Keep connected: Allergic reactions to penicillin type drugs can be dangerous. You should be in daily contact with your doctor. Especially if the interventions don't seem to be doing anything. These reactions can progress to anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema and even stevens-johnson syndrome. The high dose steroids should be helping. As a doctor I might not be able to sleep knowing your 19 mo old is not better. ...Read more

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Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Not quite: They are similar but different chemical compounds. Both are glucocorticoid steroids. Solu-medrol is methyprednisolone. Decadron is dexamethasone. They have different dosing requirements. ...Read more

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I received a Decadron (dexamethasone) shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?

I received a Decadron (dexamethasone) shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?

Possibly but unclear: This could be related to the Decadron (dexamethasone) but we don't usually see this. You need to discuss this with your physician. There may be another reason including the reason you were given the decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?

Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?

Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of which ones will occur. From osteoporosis, bone fracture, skin tearing, death. They can be critical to preserve life, but should be used with careful consideration, as to whether other safer medications would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Who should not use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is contraindicated in Systemic fungal infections.
Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any components of this product. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/decadron. Html ...Read more

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What are Decadron (dexamethasone) side effects?

Decadron (dexamethasone): With a single shot usually none. Sometimes a steroid shot makes you have insomnia or retain water. Repeated shots or pills will have the potential for many other side effects including immune alteration, changes in your appearance, worsening of glucose levels, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Can pregnant women use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Category C: Which means use with caution when benefits outweigh risks during pregnancy, animal studies showed fetal risk but no human studies, or no animal or human studies, good luck ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Do you need a prescription for Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Yes, Decadron (dexamethasone) requires a prescription.

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How effective is dexamethasone (Decadron) for treating croup?

How effective is dexamethasone (Decadron) for treating croup?

Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus. There is no antibiotics for croup, but rather airway management. If croup is more severe, decadron (dexamethasone) either by injection or by mouth is the standard of care since it has lasting effects for generally 48-72 hours and no additional medication is needed. ...Read more

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Can Decadron (dexamethasone) couse severe hot flushes while eating?

Can Decadron (dexamethasone) couse severe hot flushes while eating?

Decadron (dexamethasone) how.: I assume you are being treated with an oral Decadron (dexamethasone) product. But even so I am not aware of any relationship between eating and flushing from steroids. That is not to say that steroids can not result in some flushing symptoms but I am not aware of a relationship to eating unless the food is one that might cause flushing and the steroids exacerbate the phenomenon. ...Read more

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I'm in 28 weeks, my sugar level is so high after decadron (dexamethasone) inj. Is it ok for my baby?

I'm in 28 weeks, my sugar level is so high after decadron (dexamethasone) inj. Is it ok for my baby?

No: You must keep your glucose controlled even if you have to have a steroid injection. You must report this to your obstetrician right away and if you need a steroid shot it should not be done without your OB MD knowing and a plan made on how to keep your blood sugar down and not allow it to rise in this setting. Call your MD TODAY to get and keep your blood sugar under control at all times. ...Read more

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Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack. Mixing with decahedron (a steroid) is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Yes: This medication is safe and effective in patients of all ages. It replicates some of the effects of natural human stress hormones. Its uses and dosing are size and condition specific. ...Read more

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Use of Decadron (dexamethasone) prior to chemotherapy?

Common practice: Used to prevent allergic reactions as well as for an anti-emetic (anti-nausea). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Decadron (dexamethasone)?

What side effects are associated with Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Steroid side effects: Decadron also known as dexamethasone is a potent steroid that can be taken as pill, injection or cream. Side effects are like other steroids but can include stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, and mood changes. With prolonged use it may decrease body defense to infections, affect bones, muscles and eyes. ...Read more

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Does Decadron (dexamethasone) use cause diabetes (after how long) and will it go away?

Does Decadron (dexamethasone) use cause diabetes (after how long) and will it go away?

Yes - avoid it!: Dexamethasone use for more than a couple of days can cause diabetes mellitus in pregnant and non-pregnant adults by artificially increasing the blood sugar levels due to its metabolic/endocrine effects. These effects should be reversed once the steroids are stopped - depending on other comorbidities. Avoid using Dexamethasone during pregnancy as much as possible and explore alternatives options. ...Read more

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How to control hiccups caused from taking decadron (dexamethasone)?

Simple...: Stop or reduce the dose of decadron (dexamethasone). unfortunately a lot of times that is not feasible. If your doctor feels you need to continue the current dose of Decadron (dexamethasone) then you can discuss other medications which are sometimes helpful in controlling hiccups (chlorpromazine, baclofen, etc). these medications are only a temporary measure until you can come off the decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?

Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?

Alcohol: Should not be a major problem. You don't say why you are taking these meds, but alcohol can inhibit WBCs in their functioning and theoretically at least may reduce resistance to infection. Doubt that this will affect you adversely even with the steroid intake. ...Read more

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Is having finger pain a sympton of withdrawal from decadron (dexamethasone)?

Is having finger pain a sympton of withdrawal from decadron (dexamethasone)?

No: I have never heard this as a symptom of Decadron (dexamethasone) tapper. There is most likely something else going on. ...Read more

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What is Decadron (dexamethasone) used for?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is an anti- inflammation medication (corticosteroid). ...Read more

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Do you know anyone who usually gets decadron (dexamethasone)?

Do you know anyone who usually gets decadron (dexamethasone)?

It is a major: Glucocorticoid, steroid that breaks down muscle, is anti-inflammatory, and oncologists use it in brain metastasis to decrease swelling, also. Also called dexamethasone, used to test pituitary adrenal axis as dex suppression test for acth secreting tumors. ...Read more

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I'm taking decadron (dexamethasone). Will cushings stay away after I stop?

Yes: Typically the symptoms of excessive corticosteroids like Dexamethasone (decadron) will slowly go away once you are of the medication. But it can take many months for this to happen. ...Read more

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