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Disturbed sleep since steroid shot for croup with sweating, mild fever. Could this be due to tainted dose?

My grandson received a steroid shot for croup within the last 2 weeks. Since then, his sleep has been disrupted. He will cry out, jerk, and appears to be hitting out. He doesn t get up like he does when he has awakened during the middle of the night in the past but sometimes his eyes were open. He did this 3 to 4 times the night I watched him. After the 4th time, I put him in bed with me and it still occurred. He was sweating, but that is not unusual for him as he always appears hot/warm. I didn t take his fever but his head did not feel unusually warm. I am concerned he may have received a tainted dose of steroid that has been on the news but don t want to alarm my daughter unnecessarily. I am thinking about calling the hospital to ask them to review his chart. What would you suggest? Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your query.

Steroid shots do not cause the symptoms described by you. In case there has been news of something wrong with the injection lot then you certainly need to consult the hospital where he received them.

Croup and the experience following that can certainly disturb a child. This, too, can be the cause of the behaviour described by you. It is always better to seek the treating doctor's opinion.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your grandson all the best...


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