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From: tansy
Date: 2001-09-05 01:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Vaccine and dexamethasone

> Of course I have. I never questioned using it
> AFTER/DURING a reaction. My questions pertains to
> using it as a preventive.

Sorry Katherine, but that's not what I read you saying at
all. Could be I read it too fast....

I have certainly never
> used cortisone cream or any other steroid, for
> that matter, before I had a reason to.

Unfortunately I have to all the time. That is how the
asthma inhalers work. And the one I quoted from was
beclamethasone which is quite similar to dexamethasone.
> I'm just curious about using a steroid as a
> preventive again vaccine reactions. What does it
> do to prevent reactions?

It prevents the whole inflammatory process from starting
from what I understand.

I'm trying to learn.
> Isn't that what this list is all about?


> nothing more to it than that. If this is too
> touchy a subject, consider it closed on my part.

Not for me. And I think you made a really interesting
point wondering if it effects the vaccine's effectiveness.
It's also made me think about whether it might be good to
use it to premedicate though I never have.

> Katharine

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