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Pediapred Allergy In Children
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
Go see your doctor: Prednisolone is a category c medication in which we do not have human data during pregnancy. That said, 5mg twice daily is a pretty hefty dose so you need to discuss w/your obstetrician whether the potential benefit is worth the potential risk. Loratadine & montelukast are safer category b options for allergies. ...Read more
My gp said that I have tree mould allergy. He gave me prednisolone to settle my cough. All night after i took them, i didn't sleep and was hallucinating. What should I do?
Seek other options: This time of year in much of the us is tree pollen season so the diagnosis is probably correct and the symptoms you describe are well recognized from steroids. For those reasons and other more severe possible consequences as well as the availability of multiple other short and long term therapies with much safer side effects profiles oral or injectable steroids are no longer preferred treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My toddler has taken prednisolone for cough. She has allergies and asthma. Her ear temp is now 97.8. Is this low temp a concern?
I'm on Prednisolone and Allegra (fexofenadine) for a severe allergy attack (hives, itching, swollen eyes) Can I safely take Valium to help me relax and sleep?
Yes: Sometimes prednisolone and other steroid products can cause insomnia or restless sleep. While allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine and has a potential for drowsiness , it is of low potential. It is ok to take valium at night but I would not do it indefinitely because can be habit forming. ...Read more
I have been given three shots of steroids for allergies and I am taking 5 mg of prednisolone a day. I have a serious stomach ache can I take a librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?
Stop prednisone: Prednisone is not to be used regular for allergic diseases on a routine basis. It can induce ulcer not to mention many other serious side effects when used regularly. You need to get another opinion re. Managing your allergies. If your problem is that severe so as to require prednisone, it's time to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Yes: I use it routinely in my practice in this age group. ...Read more
If pediapred (prednisolone) is an immune system suppressant why would my one-year-old's dr prescribe it along with antibiotics for her diagnosis of bronchiolitis and upper respiratory infection? Is this ok?
Short vs long term : The Pediapred (prednisolone) mimics a stress hormone we all make that helps us maintain the cell wall integrity & calm down inflammation. It is common to use Pediapred (prednisolone) in bronchiolitis & some other issues in young kids over a short 5 day period. Limiting the rx to several days avoids the immune suppression that occurs if you use it over weeks or months. I use it often for similar issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At what age can children take prednisolone ? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone ?
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers