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steroid shot for chest congestion

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Options : You have a complicated list of symptoms. These symptoms could be present from either a bacterial or a viral infection. If your chest x-ray was read no ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe, maybe not: Some of these symptoms are seen with pneumonia, such as cough, chest congestion, etc, but they may be seen with other problems such as bronchitis or a ... Read More
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Dr. Kamel Sadek
25 years experience Family Medicine
Hopefully: Taking the full course of antibiotics is very important. It usually takes about 2 days of taking antibiotics before it can reach a therapeutic level a ... Read More
Dr. Brian Dorfman
19 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: If you have a bacterial illness that is susceptible to sulfa drugs it should help. Many respiratory infections are susceptible to bactrim (sulfametho ... Read More
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Oil of oregano: 2 drops of oil of oregano twice daily. Can put it in any juice & drink. Vitamin C 2-5 gram daily x 1 month.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Viral bronchitis: May be it is bronchitis, not sure steroids help unless you have wheezing component, however you are seeing your doctor follow his advice. If not see a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: I am not aware of any shots having cough as a potential complication. 1 year olds get lots of colds this time of year. It's probably not related.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
4-8 hours: 4-8 hours.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Usually: Some pts have very poor heart function and even a small amount of steroids can cause salt and water rention. This can put the pt at risk for congestiv ... Read More
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No: After the cold.....
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It would be helpful to clarify your current steroid dosage. If you have asthma and are feeling nauseated please see the ED. Steroids may cause irritat ... Read More

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