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Are Steroids Effective Against Mono
Quickly: Depends on the preparation used but usually effects are gone after a few days at most. ...Read more
Rash appeared after pos for strep/mono, was put on z-pk almost immediately a rash formed all over. Pred/Steroids haven't worked...what could this be?
Should I get an mri? Hello, in december I was diagnosed with mono. A few weeks after this I started to feel a very weak feeling in my leg and I was diagnosed with restless leg (left leg). My doctor then put me on a steroid called prednisone. When I was
Be Sure of Diagnosis: Steroids are not the treatment for restless leg. You must be sure of the diagnosis. Once an accurate diagnosis has been established, the treatment is to r/o underlying causes such as venous insufficiency and various vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Then use appropriate conservative measures, not steroids. ...Read more
Sore throat 3 months. Strep/mono/hiv/std neg. Doc said chronic tonsillitis and rehenitis. I'm always tired. Antibotics/steroids not help. What to do?
Are stimulants ever prescribed for chronic fatigue following a diagnosis of mono in the past? Any other treatment?
Yes!: The best are modafinil and armodafinil!Get a more detailed answer ›
They have said Mono, Strep, Bacterial infection, and all sorts of other stuff. No treatment has helped. It has been a year. My tonsils look burnt, the?
Get a second opinion: Go to ENT and get a second opinion ...Read more
Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?
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 condition, and any other factors that may influence your treatment and results. This type of forum is best suited for general information on a topic, but not advice on specific care of a complicated problem. ...Read more
My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time, three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt
Lymph nodes: Hello SBaldwin. I am unable to check proper dosages of the meds not knowing her weight but I recommend continuing with the current treatment and labs. It looks like your doctor wants to cover any current bacterial infection and check for other causes to include viruses that linger for a while before resolving. For future consults, my direct link is: healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd key code PNYTKV. ...Read more
During tonsil treatment new sore behind uvula and small white & red dots on left side of roof of mouth. Only left tonsil infected. Actually mono or reaction to meds like sjs blister? Chills nofever
Tonsil lesions: You might have a viral infection on top of the bacterial one. I suppose you have been on antibiotics for the tonsil infection. I would watch the mouth lesions and finish the antibiotic. Gargle with warm salt water and take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any new treatments in the works for eczema? What is the most effective treatment other than a medicated steroid cream.
Immunomodulators: Immunomodulators that work in the cellular level with the immune cells involved with eczema such as Protopic and elidel (pimecrolimus). Also moisturizers containing ceramides are new therapies. ...Read more
I have keloids on my chest. They are painful + growing. Past effective treatment combined steroid shots + laser. What should I do now?
How effective is PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) medication? I have read that old mono-therapies were around 80% effective. What about new treatments?
Very effective: There are no research studies to document the actual effectiveness of PEP. (It would be ethically impossible to research this by giving some people real PEP and comparing to untreated people on placebo.) Based on animal research and clinical experience, current multi-drug PEP is believed to be nearly 100% effective if started promptly. Effectiveness is less certain after 24-48 hours ...Read more
Which is the most effective and safe birth control pill: mono-pill, by-pill or ormeloxifene/centchroman?
IUDs/Implants safer: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! ...Read more
15 year old boy fever 105, severe headache nausea convulsive, meningitis neg, mono neg, had MRI CT awaiting results. Morphine barely effective.
Hang in there.: It sounds as if you are asking from the Emergency Room? They are doing all the right things to evaluate him. Be sure you get all of your questions answered and keep followup with your doctor as they recommend. They will get to the bottom of this, hang in there and let them do their jobs, but be persistent in advocating for your son! ...Read more
Eat a healthy diet.: Choose whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables, and high protein foods like turkey and fish. Avoid processed, low nutrient, and high calorie foods that have high glycemic loads; like french fries, white bread, soda pop. For more info, check this site: http://www. Superfoodsrx. Com/nutrition/nutritional-research/acne-and-nutrition. Html. Dairy foods clearly increase acne & also gluten for some people. ...Read more
Depends: Uveitis is inflammation in the eye. It depends: anterior, intermediate, posterior or associate with a systemic condition. Steroids treat inflammation either topically or as injection in or around the eye. If this fails anti-metabolites: Methotrexate or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) or tissue necrosis factor drugs such as Remicade are added. These can also be used to decrease steroids once inflammation is controlled. ...Read more
Debateable: Unknown conflicting studies IV methyl pred after loading dose this has been debated early studies showed benefit in trauma but later studies showed risks may outweigh benefits studies continue only used first 24 hours after traumatic injury. Timely decompression best treatment. ...Read more
I have a question regarding sarcoidosis and the known reactions that occur after steroid treatment finishes.
Pulse treatments: Steroids in sarcoidosis should be given as pulses of treatment only if there is eye involvement or persistent high blood calcium. Also liver functions should be regularly monitored as well as blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index; these are the main side effects of steroid therapy. ...Read more
I m suffering from pemphigous folliceous from last 3 years need to know if their is ny new treatment to get well other than taking steroids?
Yes: Many options, but it's trial and error. Other options include: methotrexate, soriatane, (acitretin) uv light, biologics shots (expensive) and more aggressive pills called immunosuppressives. I would see a dermatologist at a university for their opinion. This is a frustrating disease with goal of control. ...Read more
Is there any new and better treatment for minimal change disease? I'm 25yrs on steroids. Was diagnoised wit mcd in 2007. Thank u in advance sir.
Primary tx: Steroids are still primary treatment for minimal change disease; however, treatment is usually limited, as remission is often achieved in a matter of months, with a slow taper off over the following two years or so. If yours can't be tapered off, there are alternatives such as Cyclophosphamide that can be used as steroid-sparing agents, but these require discussion with your nephrologist. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories: Corticosteroids, one of hormones produced by the adrenal gland, are strong anti-inflammatories. They are available as pills, syrups, injections and by IV. Most often they are used to reduce swelling and inflammation that may cause cancer pain. They also be of help in controlling side effects, including nausea and vomiting, caused by chemotherapeutic drugs. Use needs careful monitoring by doctor. ...Read more