Re: Hives and Prednisone
When the pharmacist told you it was ok as long as you didn't stop breathing, he meant, you don't have to go to the hospital. He didn't mean keep taking it! If you ever have hives from a drug, never take it again, ever in your life, and take an allergy pill immediately. If it's something you really need, call your doctor for an alternative.
Sometimes, when I have hives for too long, the hives actually hurt/burn my skin. Sounds like that's your problem. Try some cool baths, avoid getting overheated or anxious, and take some allergy pills ASAP (benadryl or claritin). Don't put anything at all on the rash, unless the dermatologist gave it to you. When the skin is that irritated, even ointments can make it worse, and with that much prednisone in you, you probably don't need more medicine on your skin.
It's gonna take a couple of weeks to heal, maybe longer for your skin to look completely normal again, but the prednisone should start reducing the redness soon.
Last edited by janewhite1; 05-04-2008 at 06:15 AM.