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Is it common for a 2 year old to be prescribed prednisolone 15mg/5ml (dose 3 ml once a day for 5 days) for croup. My son weights 26.5lbs and I am worried about the steroid and if this not a good thing for him to take. He has the barking cough and stridor. If this stops the awful noises and makes him more comfortable I am all for it. I am just nervous since this little guy just had pnuemonia 4 weeks ago that landed him in the hospital. He recovered from that just fine just to get hit with croup at day care.
My son developed symptoms 1 day ago. He also just finished augmenten for an unrelated infected toe which is now healing fine. I am worried about all the meds he has been on (i.e. antibiotics for puenomia 1 month ago and an infected toe 10 days ago).
Hello, The typical treatment for croup is 0.6 mg/kg body weight of decadron as a one time dose. I've seen more resistant / recurrent croup the past 2 seasons for which a number of kids need another dose the next day or day after first. Not typically given for five days.
so I am now curious as to why this is so different. would you reccomend getting another doc to look at him before starting this med