Hope this finds everyone in good health!!
I have heard that if you are on pred then you should avoid chickenpox and shingles cos your immune system gets repressed.
I am not on pred at the moment but my last dose was only a couple of weeks ago and I have had one/two courses a month since September. Anyways, my housemistress' son has chickenpox (he's at the spotty stage) and yesterday in the shower I noticed a load of spots on my chest, arms and hands. At first I shook it off as just ordinary spots (I'm a teenager so that's pretty normal) but there are more today and they look suspiciously poxy! I have only been around the little boy with it for two days and I was told that you caught it ages before the spots appeared. I was just wondering if the lots of pred usage meant that it could be chickenpox as I was more susceptible.
Anyone have any ideas??
PS - All the other meds I'm on are Singulair 10mg, Cetrizine 10mg, Symbicort 100/6 two puffs twice daily, Ventolin and Atrovent. I've also already had chickenpox if that helps!