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prednisone in treatment for mononucleosis in adults

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Speak to your MD: With all due respect, your best place for this source of information is the physician providing your care, who knows you as a patient, your medical co ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Assure safety: Assure safety by assuring white blood cell count, neutrophils, liver and kidney function/enzymes and urinalysis are screened at appropriate intervals.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Only 2wks so OK: Prednisone 20mg is not a high dose at all and only using for 2 wks, weaning is not necessary. You are 21 yr old and presumably have no other health is ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids: Can take a good day or so for it to start working, but the swelling should subside soon. Feel better.
Dr. William Haehl
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not Immediately: The onset of action and relief is not immediate. Onset of action could be 8-12 hours and a severely inflamed throat could take 24 - 48 hours for signi ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
GenerallyFullSteroid: response is ~24 hours; changes which genes are read in nucleus of cells, thus a delay. Look up "prednisone dose mononucleosis" on Google for ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Drug rash or mono?: One or the other of the two doctors -- probably the most recent one -- is in the best position to judge whether the rash is drug allergy and which ant ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be virus: Not every tonsil infection is bacterial. Furthermore, zithromax is not a good antibiotic for tonsillitis because it has NO effect against NTHI, a com ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Prednisone: The only meaningful answer to your question is the reason for your having a "burst" of prednisone. Most of the time that should not contribute to the ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not entirely.: First, canni edible is likely not legal in Illinois. This implies a bad pattern of use of drugs. Second, someone is on daily prednisone they have prob ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Rash : Using amoxicillin with mono frequently causes an itchy uncomfortable rash. It lasts a while. The prednisone may not be the answer. I would use Zyr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throat: With steroids your throat should feel better in 5-7 days when suffering from mono.
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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

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