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Doctor insights on: Anti Inflammatory Drug Effects For Short Term Use For Sinus Infections

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Will usage of an inhaler containing steroids for asthma for 4 months, cause any side effect for a child?

Will usage of an inhaler containing steroids for asthma for 4 months, cause any side effect for a child?

Unlikely: The most common side effect of inhaled steroids, especially over such a short period of time, would be oral thrush. Make sure your child rinses his mouth after using the inhaler to prevent this. ...Read more

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How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory  sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read more

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Is taking 5mg of deltasone (prednisone) daily for allergies considered fairly safe for long term use?

Is taking 5mg of deltasone (prednisone) daily for allergies considered fairly safe for long term use?

No: Chronic Prednisone usage will create major risks for you even at a dose of 5 mg daily. They increase infection, poor wound healing, cataracts, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis among other issues. I strongly urge you to consult an allergist and use more appropriate and safer therapies. ...Read more

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Long term solutions for nighttime GERD not involving medications?

Long term solutions for nighttime GERD not involving medications?

GERD: Avoid fatty foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, licorice, peppermint, chocolate. No smoking. Do not eat for several hours before bedtime. Elevate the head of the bed. If you are on any medications, review them with your doctor to make sure they do not cause GERD. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects for a 6y/o to take 22.5mg of methotrexate for jra for long term? Also please list any side effects

Are there any long term effects for a 6y/o to take 22.5mg of methotrexate for jra for long term? Also please list any side effects

Unfortunately: This is regarded as standard treatment but jra is a disease that actually responds to nutlritional treatment. First stop all forms of sugar and sweeteners and look up acam@acam.Org for a physician who uses nutrients in his/her practice. ...Read more

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Can long term use of narcotic pain medication have effects?

Can long term use of narcotic pain medication have effects?

Yes: Addiction being the most concerning. Most short acting opioids contain tylenol (acetaminophen) (lortab, percocet, Norco etc). Long term use of high dose tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause lever damage. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read more

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The reason behind ' long use of (quick relief medications for asthma) may cause serious side effecs ?!

The reason behind ' long use of (quick relief medications for asthma) may cause serious side effecs ?!

More severe asthma: Rescue inhalers and long acting bronchodilators (salmeterol, formoterol, indacaterol), do not treat the allergic inflammation of athma. In many asthmatics (not all), they lose their efficacy over time. They also may mask worsening asthma. Therefore, remember: if you use a rescue inhaler more than x2/week daytime (except before exercise) or x2/month at night, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

See details: Chronic corticosteroid use causes weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, cataracts, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, infections and several other side effects. ...Read more

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Which nsaid is safest for long term usage in patients with IBS & gerd?

Which nsaid is safest for long term usage in patients with IBS & gerd?

Safest nsaid!?: There isn't one they all have to be used carefully and taken with food they can all cause ulcers and other problems don't lull yourself into a false sense of security even Celebrex (celecoxib) has a list of GI warnings so be safe. ...Read more

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Is lotemax (loteprednol) safe for regular, long term use for allergies?

Is lotemax (loteprednol) safe for regular, long term use for allergies?

Probably not: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a steroid eye drop. Typically steroid eye drops are used short term for severe eye allergies. With long term use is the potential for glaucoma, cataracts and additional risks if a person gets an infection in their eye. Check with your eye doctor for a better long term medication. ...Read more

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What are some other anxiety medicines for long term use?

What are some other anxiety medicines for long term use?

Many options.: There are many medications that can be helpful for anxiety. In the long term, medications such as lexapro, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and Prozac are possible options. Medications such as xanax, valium, and Ativan can be helpful in the short term but the body can build up tolerance over time, requiring increased doses. ...Read more

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Is there any natural treatment for allergic rhinitis? Does levocetrizine tab taken twice a week have long term side effects

Is there any natural treatment for allergic rhinitis? Does levocetrizine tab taken twice a week have long term side effects

Allergies: The most natural way to treat allergies long term is by desensitization with allergen immunotherapy that does not involve any medication and produces long term control of allergies. Consult a board certified allergist about it. Also, levocetirizine is safe to be taken long term. ...Read more

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Does long term use of Albuterol to treat asthma have any serious side effects?

Does long term use of Albuterol to treat asthma have any serious side effects?

Yes: An example is tolerance development. You may become less responsive to albuterol in the long run. Also, you will not be as well controlled between doses allowing for scarring and other complications of poorly treated asthma. If using albuterol more than a couple times per week, or if waking to use albuterol more than couple times per month; daily controller medication is needed. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of taking strong Dr. Proscribed pain killers/narcotics for years decades or more ?

What are the long term side effects of taking strong Dr. Proscribed pain killers/narcotics for years decades or more ?

Many effects.: I explain there is a cost to taking narcotics. They decrease immune response, effect cognitive function (creativity, reasoning, insight) and they effect mood (depression, anxiety happiness,ability to feel joy, interact with others, feel empathy). They are addictive and for some they are never able to get off them. Chronic use should be LAST resort. Some of these effects take up too a year to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more