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Can Prednisone Delay Healing Of Oral Surgery
No, but: Oral contraception has not been shown to delay healing of extraction sites however there is an observed increased chance of alveolar osteitis (dry socket) with women using oral contraceptives. Also of significance is that antibiotics prescribed after oral surgery have been shown to inactivate birth control pills so alterative birth control should be used when takeing antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery?
Well usually, : Anti inflammatory drops are used to slow or suppress the scarring (bad form of healing) reaction that can occur after refractive surgery. It can also alleviate discomfort. There are a wide variety of very effective steroid and non steroidal agents that can be used after refractive surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: For most surgeries all that is recommended is antibiotic around the time of the procedure unless you have nasal packing or internal splints. However, most physicians do tend to keep you on oral antibiotics a few days after surgery if using implants. There isn't any good data that post op antibiotics reduce complications though. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Will tetracycline affect bone healing of my forearm fracture? I'm taking tetracycline for acne due to side effects of lyrica (pregabalin).
No a big problem: Ffinish you treatment for now.Get a more detailed answer ›
How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is an absolute contraindication for laser vision correction. In fact, anyone with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis is not considered a candidate for laser vision correction at this time. If you are considering vision corrective surgery, your best option would be a refractive lens exchange given your condition, but you would need to be evaluated by an eye surgeon to establish your candidacy for this procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does cancer chemotherapy affect the healing of a broken bone? Will the bone have to heal after chemo?
May slow it down.: Chemotherapy generally slows down the healing process. I don't believe it will stop the bone from healing but it will most likely slow the process down so it will take a little longer than usual. If i remember correctly it usually takes bones 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the dose and the patient. Evereone reacts differently. ...Read more
Ibuprofen 800mg: Every 6 hours (unless you have a contraindication), sleep slightly elevated, switch over to moist heat application after 48 hours. Sometimes steroids are given intra-operatively and even post-operatively if significant swelling is anticipated. Normal body response to surgery. Also just has to "run its course". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: No effect at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have you ever used flaminal forte in treatment of and to accelerate open pilonidal wound healing? Thanks!
Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more
No: You can receive the normal dose, based on your weight. ...Read more
Early avascular necrosis hip. No surgery while on immunosuppresant (SLE complications). What can I do to slow progress of the AVN? Not on steroids.
See your orthopedist: Lupus is a frequent cause of AVN, particularly if on steroids. Treatment usually consists of pain relief from NSAIDs and sometimes opiates. Some studies show that alendronate used with Ca and vitamin D may slow progression, but don`t use long term osteoporosis drugs as they stay there a long time and some hae even been implicated in AVN.See PT for gentle exercise and avoidance of injury. ...Read more
How long after treatment for c diff and resolution of symptoms before safe to have surgery? Postop antibiotics will be used.
Hard to say...: If symptoms have resolved, then the longer one can wait until readministering antibiotics the better. Having said that, if the surgery needs to be done right away then a few options might help prevent reinfection, including probiotics, use of a medicine that can treat c diff (vancomycin or flagyl, eg), or not using prophylactic antibiotics. ...Read more
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