jillian Posted February 29, 2012 Share Posted February 29, 2012 I need help. DD was just diagnosed with Systemic JIA/JRA (arthritis). She's an very high doses of Prednisone currently and if need be once we taper off of the steroids she'll be on injected medication. The steroids and the injected meds both compromise the immune system. We are already pretty good about not being around people visibly ill, however I do sometimes need to bring her out with me. Also we will be spending quite some time in the dr's office--for lab draws and until we get a hard treatment plan working. What can I do to minimize her risk of exposure to germs/bacteria/viruses to keep her from getting sick. The complications can be quite extreme should she get ill (as for any Immuno-compromised/suppressed child). Can I get some practical tips for handling this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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