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Hi, I have an oozing, blistering and now starting to get painful

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Hi, I have an oozing, blistering and now starting to get painful case of poison oak. My husband has left over Dexamethsone from his Multiple Myeloma treatment. Would it be safe for me to take? I know they give Shots of Decadron for poison oak, not sure about the oral. They are 4mg pills.

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

do you have multiple blisters and which part of the body?

Customer:

Help...I have a nasty case of poison oak

Customer:

Yes, multiple blisters mostly on my right arm...wrist to elbow and then scattered everywhere else on my body. The right arm hurts themost

mysticdoc :

Now did you have any exposure to any plants?

Customer:

My dogs escaped on Thursday and went thru it unbeknownst to me. I picked my little dog up with my right arm and voila 12 hours later...blisters.

mysticdoc :

Ok

mysticdoc :

makes sense

mysticdoc :

Dexamethasone tablets will help.

Customer:

Ok, what dosage and they're about a year old so I'm assuming they should still be effective

mysticdoc :

Usually they have expired --and home treatment is not recommended.

mysticdoc :

However the standard dose is:

mysticdoc :

4 mg every 6 hours x 2 days, then 4 mg every 12 hours x 2 days, then 2 mg po every 12 hours

mysticdoc :

then 1 mg daily x 2 days

mysticdoc :

I will still suggest you to see your doctor.

Customer:

I appreciate it. I don't have have a primary physician, I only go when I need it...like now and that hasn't happened in the last 10 years. I figured this dex pills would do the trick but I didn't want to take them without knowing the dosage. I'll see a dr. if I don't improve for sure. This is miserable.

mysticdoc :

Yes I understand your problem.

mysticdoc :

The above dosage is the standard dose schedule.

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