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Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My mother in law has come in contact with poison ivy and has recently had a heart attack so is on antihypertensives and a beta blocker. Should she consider taking low dose prednisone that she has on hand to help with puritis?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, you should know that oral steroids can raise her blood pressure. Besides, they have a lot of adverse effects.

For this reason, I would recommend taking an oral antihistamine (loratadine or cetirizine) instead of steroids to help her with pruritus and use topically a steroid ointment.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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