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Anti Inflammatory Drug Effects For Short Term Use For Sinus Infections
Which has lesser side effects for short term use for inflammation (1 week). Oral steroids like prednisolone/medrol or nsaid like ibuprofen/naproxen?
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
Will usage of an inhaler containing steroids for asthma for 4 months, cause any side effect for a child?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Derm rx'd 1000mg cephalexin for acne, 3mo supply. Are there long term effects of taking antibiotics for that long or longer?
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
Which is safer (less longterm risks) to use long term for lupus control: prednisone 5mg daily or methotrexate weekly? (i'm also on plaquenil).
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Propecia (finasteride): It is probably safe for long term use, but nobody knows for sure ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can long term ritalin (methylphenidate) use (prescribed for over 15 years high dose) cause Parkinson's disease?
No : No scientific evidence for that only speculations. ...Read 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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