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DD had a serious reaction to avocado - her pedi gave her a 6 day course of prenisone to clear up an allergy skin rash. I'm hesitant to give it to her, having been on it myself in the past and it wasn't a good experience.

Would you give it?
 

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I can't say without seeing how bad the rash is. Would it help to give her bendaryl for that long with a 2% hydrocorisone cream on her skin? Or maybe a longer acting allergy med like Claritin or Zyrtec?

I'm skittish of the stronger steroids (since I guess hydrocortisone cream is a mild one, and we use that often), since there is at least one study that found a cancer risk. HOwever, if she is pretty uncomfortable and bendaryl and hydro cream didn't help I would.
 

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I can't say without seeing how bad the rash is. Would it help to give her bendaryl for that long with a 2% hydrocorisone cream on her skin? Or maybe a longer acting allergy med like Claritin or Zyrtec?

I'm skittish of the stronger steroids (since I guess hydrocortisone cream is a mild one, and we use that often), since there is at least one study that found a cancer risk. HOwever, if she is pretty uncomfortable and bendaryl and hydro cream didn't help I would.
we have done benedryl - unfortunately even a half dose of benedryl knocks her out to a point neither her pedi or I are comfortable with. She did give us some hydrocortisone cream to put on it, but said that was only for the itching - which has since mostly subsided. She seems comfortable just itchy off and on. We think it's starting to go thru as she has been quite gassy and had mucousy poos off and on since yesterday.

DD basically has a head to toe rash that has gone on since wednesday afternoon, that looks like very small blisters/hives.
 

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Then I probably would, but I'm defintely more mainstream than alot of other moms here, when it comes to medicine. How much is a half dose? We only ever give DS 1/2 tsp. Same with Claritin, which is supposedly non drosey.
 

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Then I probably would, but I'm defintely more mainstream than alot of other moms here, when it comes to medicine. How much is a half dose? We only ever give DS 1/2 tsp. Same with Claritin, which is supposedly non drosey.
a half dose of the benedryl is 1/4 tsp - and we actualy even tried less than that and it still knocked her out. It does the same to me, so I'm not surprised. Is claritin okay to give a small {14lb} infant? What would the dosage be?

her pedi rx'd 2cc prednisone 2x daily for 3 days, then 2cc 1x daily for 3 more days to wean her off it. I haven't given it to her as of yet - but she has another appt on thursday {WBV} so I need to do something I guess.
 

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Have you tried topical benadryl? Either the spray or the cream? Or the topical steroid cream? I tend to be more hesitant to give meds, especially systemic steroids to a baby.

Also, a friend of mind goes to a chines herbalist who gives her a white pearl cream, that she swears by for her baby's allergies. Just a thought.
 
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