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Are steroids effective against mono?

Are steroids effective against mono?

Sometimes used: Steroids such as Prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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When will the steroid shot wear off if you took it for mono?

When will the steroid shot wear off if you took it for mono?

Quickly: Depends on the preparation used but usually effects are gone after a few days at most. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not allergy: Rashes that do not improve after antihistamines and steroids are likely not allergic in nature. It is entirely possible that the rash is the result of the underlying primary infections. ...Read more

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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

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

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Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Largely symptomatic: Some patients with severe symptoms may need steroids. Hydration, rest & Acetaminophen can be used to reduce both fever & pain. ...Read more

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Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Are there any new treatments in the works for eczema? What is the most effective treatment other than a medicated steroid cream.

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

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How effective is PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) medication? I have read that old mono-therapies were around 80% effective. What about new treatments?

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

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Which is the most effective and safe birth control pill: mono-pill, by-pill or ormeloxifene/centchroman?

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

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15 year old boy fever 105, severe headache nausea convulsive, meningitis neg, mono neg, had MRI CT awaiting results. Morphine barely effective.

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

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What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

TNF agents: Tnf agents such as remicade, (infliximab) Enbrel or Humira are the best option for moderate to severe psoriasis. Methotrexate can also be effective. For milder disease phototherapy and/or coal tar based creams may help. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent achne after steroid treatment?

Is there any way to prevent achne after steroid treatment?

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

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My steroid rosacea is back. Treatment options?

My steroid rosacea is back. Treatment options?

Rosacea and Steroids: IPL or BBL (Sciton Laser) can help manage these sypmtoms but as long as you are on steroids you will most likely have addtional rosacea, telangiectasias (broken capillaries), redish flush, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more