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My 3 year old got red rashes on her face. She is on

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My 3 year old got red rashes on her face. She is on prednisone 10 ml a day and today is the 4 th day. She was given to get rid of poison ivy cause
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: From the morning when she woke up.
JA: Anything else in the child's medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S.
I will try my best to help you.
Where on the body did she get poison ivy exposure?

Is she taking any other medicine?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
She had on her right hand, and we assumed she rubbed her eyes. We saw red and swollen around her right eyes and some rashes on her left arm. Took to here pcp. He prescribed prednisone 10 ml a day for 5 days. Her red- bumpy eyes are cleared now but she developed rashes on her face. And few blisters are still there on her left arm. I have her Benadryl about 4 hr ago
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
She is not on other medicine
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for her symptoms.
There can be side effects from prednisone.
Allergic reaction, facial telangiectasia can occur.

Poison ivy rash itself can appear later too.
I would advise to get her examined by her doctor again.
Meanwhile, please continue benadryl.
This would help in allergy.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.
Wish her healthy life.
Regards.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks. For your help. I will take. Her to her pcp in the morning.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

You are always welcome.
If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.
Wish her healthy life and early recovery.
Warm Regards.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is Benadryl good to take? I was advised by her pcp to give her if she really feel like itchy which wasn't there before.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

At this point, you can give it as there is a possibility of allergy.

It will help to prevent any allergic reaction from prednisone.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you so much
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

Best wishes.