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my 14 month old daughter frquantly has a chest infection for which she takes 15mg prednisone. She is in agony at the moment with a really sore throat and hasn't stopped crying for hours. Can I give her a dose of the prednisone? Will it help?
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago
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Hello Katie,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Prednisone is not likely to immediately help in sore throat. You may give here Tylenol which should be helpful. Warm liquids too may be soothing.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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