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I am 17 weeks pregnant and i am suffering from cough and mucus my doctor prescribed dexamethasone injection 4mg after that i got shocked,shortness of ?

I am 17 weeks pregnant and i am suffering from cough and mucus my doctor prescribed dexamethasone injection 4mg after that i got shocked,shortness of ?

Unclear: I'm unclear why your doctor gave you a dexamethasone shot for cough and mucous? That isn't standard treatment. A decongestant and nasal washes would be a recommended treatment for what you describe. I wasn't sure you what you meant by shocked, shortness of? You had shortness of breath? I think you should see your doctor again for clarification of his/her recommendations. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Can dexamethasone injections treat acne cysts?

Can dexamethasone injections treat acne cysts?

Cystic acne meds: Deep cystic acne can be treated with steroid injections that help decrease the inflammation of the acne. It is not a cure but a momentary treatment. Providing long term acne improvement with ala (amino levulinic acid) and light lasers can make a lasting impact with cystic acne as well as pixel laser. R Accutane as well as oral antibiotics with a good skin care regimen can help as well. ...Read more

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Does dexamethasone cause woman hairloss. Also, what kind of hormonal imblance is it used to treat? Dr. Said the condition had to do w getting pregnant

Does dexamethasone cause woman hairloss. Also, what kind of hormonal imblance is it used to treat? Dr. Said the condition had to do w getting pregnant

Hair Loss: Dexamethasone does not cause hair loss. You most likely have what is called a telogen effluvium. In a person with telogen effluvium, some body change or shock pushes more hairs into the telogen phase. Typically in this condition, about 30% of the hairs stop growing and go into the resting phase before falling out. So if you have telogen effluvium, you may lose an average of 300 hairs a day not 100 ...Read more

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How to treat eye pain after tobramycin and dexamethasone?

How to treat eye pain after tobramycin and dexamethasone?

Tear drops: The drops should not cause pain unless there drying of the eye which can cause pain when the drop is put in. Try putting in an artificial tear first before the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Artificial tear drops should also help the pain if you get it after the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Keep in mind that the Dexamethasone drops can raise the ocular pressure so periodic eye exams are needed when using Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). ...Read more

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I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

Possibly yes.: It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia and i'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and tessalon perles plus cough syrup------is all that okay?

I have pneumonia and i'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and tessalon perles plus cough syrup------is all that okay?

Perhaps: I find that cough medicines like tessalon perles and non-codeine containing cough meds are not terribly effective for the cough from pneumonia. They are more effective for post nasal drip or tracheitis coughs. If the pneumonia is bacterial, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is often very effective. If the pneumonia is viral-and many pneumonias are-the antibiotic will make no difference. ...Read more