My dd is currently taking Flovent for asthma.
Her brother has just recovered from Chicken Pox.
Neither is vaxed.
I checked in with the family doctor today to ask about increased risks to kids who are taking steroids, and we came up with a plan that when she showed symptoms of the pox I would start her on an anti-viral.
Later the doctor's office called asking her to come in and get the vax!
Firstly (even if I was pro-vax), I did not think that it was safe to give the chicken pox vax while you were taking a corticosteroid.
Secondly, it has been a week or more since her brother showed symptoms. I assume that she is already infected. Is the vaccine at all useful so late into things?
To me, the wiser course of action seems to be using an anti-viral.
To any who consider flaming me for giving my daughter an inhaled steroid, please consider holding a child who is struggling to breathe and worrying about them dying.