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Are steroids effective against mono

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes used: Steroids such as Prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Quickly: Depends on the preparation used but usually effects are gone after a few days at most.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not allergy: Rashes that do not improve after antihistamines and steroids are likely not allergic in nature. It is entirely possible that the rash is the result o ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Before : Before getting an mri, it may be worthwhile for you to see a neurologist first. The weakness and twitching are concerning and should be looked into s ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: As COPD really only refers to the "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease", which is a structural lung issue, antibiotics are not effective against it. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Osteoporosis: Some are raloxifene, bisphosphonates, teriparatide, strontium ranelate, & denosumab. Inquire about those & other meds. From your primary care doc.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Helps most patients: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycli ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Prostate abio shoots: Are intraprostatic antibiotic injections effective against chronic bacterial prostatitis if oral-antibiotics haven't worked? Never heard of that way t ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Hpv: There are meds that affect the manifestations of the virus (ie, the papillomas) but it takes the patient's body to get rid of the virus. Imiquimod is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Several medications: There are several classes of useful medications that are used in pulmonary hypertension such as vasodilators, endothelin receptor antagonists, sildena ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: No method (besides abstinence) is 100% effective at protecting against sexually transmitted infections, including hiv. However, using condoms correctl ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Highly effective..: ..though precise estimates are not reliably known due largely to the challenge of needing to measure private behaviors that can not be directly observ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, to a couple. Both hepatitis b and human papilloma virus have very effective vaccines to prevent infection. Both actually also prevent cancer ca ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Condoms are not 100% effective in the prevention of any disease. Condoms sometimes fail. People sometimes put on condoms too late. Gonorrhea germs can ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Chlamydophila pneumoniae, legionella pneumophila, or mycoplasma pneumoniae (on label for levaquin) are all intracellular.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Each person is diff: Each peson is different. This will depend on the evlauation but some people respond very well while others might not. You need to ask your physicia ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Almost 100%: Nothing is 100% but the chances of acquiring chlamydia with a condom is clsoe to 0.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Constance Okeke
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Very effective: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory condition that can affect the lungs and the eyes. Steroids are very effective in treating the inflammation. This needs ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
They can be: This medication can be used to treat certain specific viral infections of the eye or to help reduce the risk of recurrrence of said infections.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Condoms or not your risk with an infected partner is ~30% per exposure.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Case reports using intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) and other interventions have been described, but are inconsistent and haven't been scientificall ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Can help acutely: These can be very helpful. It can be given topically or orally. There are other therapies for people who somethimes have it longer

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