My son took a steriod and antibiotics for an infection he had. The steroid was a step down type can't remember the name and he finished 2 days ago so the package has been thrown out. Now his face looks puffy and his stomach does too. Just want to know if this is a side effect of steriods or I need to take him back to the drs again. It didn't start till he finished the pills. I'd goggle the name of the pill but I do don't have it anymore. When we went back to the drs last wed for a recheck to make sure treatment was working he was fine and I was told to finish the antibiotics and steriod he was almost healed up from the infection.Answer Question
Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 6:17 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by teri4lance at 6:22 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by LovinEveryDay at 7:19 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by delmarnative at 12:05 AM on Dec. 2, 2008
thanks to teri4lance I was able to google corticosteroid and found the name of the drug Prednisolone. It was a step down version was 14 days and started with 3 pills for a few days then 2 then 1. The puffiness was due to the adrenal gland that had slacked off while he got the synthetic hormone and it had to kick back on. He woke up this morning looking better so things must be working but I'll call the pedi when the office opens. They may want to see him.
Answer by babyfat5 at 7:01 AM on Dec. 2, 2008
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