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Why would my doctor prescribe prednisone and antibiotics for bronchitis ?

Why would my doctor prescribe prednisone and antibiotics for bronchitis ?

Assist breathing: Bronchitis could cause a tight sensation in the chest. Prednisone is a steroid that works to open up the bronchioles. Prednsione can sometimes help to improve the tight sensation. It also helps to improve wheezing if it is heard on physical examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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Doctor for a couple of months I have had to take prednisone, and some antibiotic, for bronchitis, and severe allergy's, symptoms, some wheezing, mucus?

Doctor for a couple of months I have had to take prednisone, and some antibiotic, for bronchitis, and severe allergy's, symptoms, some wheezing, mucus?

See allergist: Prednisone is not usually used fir treating allergic problem except in emergency situation such as asthma attack. I suspect that your problem is asthma and would urge you to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed prednisone to me for my bronchitis. What does it do specifically to aid in getting over the bronchitis?

My doctor prescribed prednisone to me for my bronchitis. What does it do specifically to aid in getting over the bronchitis?

Fights inflammation: Prednisone is a strong anti-inflammatory medication. Perhaps you have had some narrowing of your bronchial tubes - and maybe some wheezing. Prednisone may help these symptoms. Prednisone is usually taken for a brief period of time, though. Taking it for long periods may increase your risk for diabetes, obesity, and bone thinning. But taken for a brief period may help your symptoms greatly. ...Read more

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Why does my fluticasone nasal spray say on the leaflet "use caution when taking with prednisone"? My doctor prescribed me both for bronchitis.

Why does my fluticasone nasal spray say on the leaflet "use caution when taking with prednisone"? My doctor prescribed me both for bronchitis.

Precaution: The fda mandates certain wording when it comes to steroids. Fluticasone is a steroid but when used as directed should not pose through the body side effects. Prdenisone pills could cause side effects and should be used only when other medicnes are not effective. ...Read more

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Is prednisone typical treatment for a stye? Doc prescribed 60mg/day 5 days which seems overkill. Also gave antibiotics which I expected.

Not particularly: I never had occasion to use in over more than 3 decades in primary care. That said, I do not have your history or exam findings and am not informed of any additional issues at the visit. Sounds lie you need to communicate more with the treating doc. ...Read more

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I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?

I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?

Its for your PAIN: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4 is an Opiate Analgesic like Vicodin Used for PAIN . it contains 60mg of codeine and 300mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Codeine metabolizes into morphine (1/10th of the dose) so its about 6mg of oral morphine per does with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the added pain relief. As Hydrocodone has been rescheduled to CII, it leaves physician's with codeine as the strongest opiate that can be refilled, less habit forming. ...Read more

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I hv bronchiti I am on antibiotic & prednisone since wed. I still wheezing & cough occastionaly. Is ok 2 c 3yr old who just hd bronchitis 2 wk ago?

I hv bronchiti I am on antibiotic & prednisone since wed. I still wheezing & cough occastionaly. Is ok 2 c 3yr old who just hd bronchitis 2 wk ago?

Yes: Although bronchitis is generally caused by a virus and therefore not helped by antibiotics, you should be fine. The reason antibiotics are sometimes prescribed is that as we get older, we are at increased risk for secondary infections, like pneumonia. Since the 3 year old just had bronchitis, his/her immune system should be in full gear. Have fun! ...Read more

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My doctor has me on a prednisone (20 mg) schedule of 3-3-2-2-1-1. Is this a standard-sufficient dosage when recovering from a bout of bronchitis?

My doctor has me on a prednisone (20 mg) schedule of 3-3-2-2-1-1. Is this a standard-sufficient dosage when recovering from a bout of bronchitis?

Yes: This is a very typical Prednisone taper. I use a course very similar to this. Feel better! of course, if you do not improve, please be sure to return to be re-evaluated, as pneumonia can always set in, despite the best care. ...Read more

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Will using mucinex (guaifenesin) dm help with bronchitis and asthma was prescribe prednisone 20mg ariythomicin 250mg for 7 days om gor 4 daytake pro air and advair?

Will using mucinex (guaifenesin) dm help with bronchitis and asthma was prescribe prednisone 20mg ariythomicin 250mg for 7 days om gor 4 daytake pro air and advair?

Doubtful: The "active" ingredient in Mucinex (guaifenesin) is guaiafenisin. It has been hawked by drug huxters as an expectorant for for over 50 years-- something wonderful for loosening up phlegm so you can cough it up from your congested lungs. When the AMA Drug Evaluations was published in 1980, pharm companies were aghast, because it evaluated which drugs worked best. This one was "at least as good as a placebo". ...Read more

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Remedies for a deep congested cough? Went to doctor, had chest X-ray and it was normal. Dr said bad bronchitis. 20mg of prednisone & advair. What else can I do to get rid of this cough?!?!

Remedies for a deep congested cough? Went to doctor, had chest X-ray and it was normal. Dr said bad bronchitis. 20mg of prednisone & advair. What else can I do to get rid of this cough?!?!

Cough: If the medications your doctor gave you do help cure the cough, consider other causes for the cough. One of these is gastrointestinal reflux disease (gerd). Gerd can be present without symptoms of heart burn. Speak to your physician (p) about the possibility of your having gerd and your p may consider putting you on a proton pump inhibitor to see if that stops your coughing. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives. The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips

How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives.  The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips

No need: What you are describing is not necessarily an allergy. Some individuals develop hives when they acquire a viral infection. Allergy testing is of no value in this case. You can always have a rast blood test, which is inferior to the skin test, but i still do not see the need for it in your case. The hives should subside once the infection resolves. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor prescribe prednisone when a patient has an infection?

Why would a doctor prescribe prednisone when a patient has an infection?

Not usually used: Most infections are not treated with steroids since many times steroids can make infections worse. On rare occassions, steroid nose sprays are used in the treatment of sinus infections. In rare brain or CNS inections, steroids can be of benefit. I think most physicians would agree that steroids are not typically used for infection. ...Read more

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I am a 50 years old female just diagnosed wit vey low platelet 4000 the doctor prescribe prednisone to her is that a good option?

Possibly, yes: Thrombocytopenia or low platelets have a variety of causes. It may be immune mediated or Idiopathic which means we don't know the cause. (ITP). It can be transient, acute or chronic or recurrent. It may be associated with hematologic malignancies as well and a bone marrow biopsy may be need. Prednisone is often the first line treatment and plasmapharesis, vincristine and gmcsf are sometimes used. ...Read more

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What do doctors prescribe prednisone with cephalexin for?

What do doctors prescribe prednisone with cephalexin for?

Caution: Sometimes some doctors are not sure if there is inflammation or infection or both. Main thing is; if viral, don't give abx, if infection don't give prednisone. Exceptions may include asthma triggered by infection. ...Read more

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Pos cerv node swollen for a month pea sized mobile, 2 rounds of antibiotics, prednisone, doc not concerned, how long is time to be concerned?

Pos cerv node swollen for a month pea sized mobile, 2 rounds of antibiotics, prednisone, doc not concerned, how long is time to be concerned?

Cervical node: If it is pea sized and mobile it sounds like a safe lymph node. Worrisome lymph nodes are generally larger; about an inch and are not mobile and often there are more than 1. Continue to follow up with your doctor and if it changes; consider a biopsy. All the best. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe prednisone for my hives for a week. It didnt go away,its been 5months & i'm still taking anti histamine so it wont appear everyday?

My doctor prescribe prednisone for my hives for a week. It didnt go away,its been 5months & i'm still taking anti histamine so it wont appear everyday?

Common: That's common with chronic urticaria, prednisone was to control a flare up, andnot to eradicate it altogether, you still have to be on daily antihistamines to control the chronic condition, better see an allergist / dermatologist if you haven't done so already, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Do doctors prescribe 60mg of prednisone for chest congestion?

Do doctors prescribe 60mg of prednisone for chest congestion?

Sometimes: That depends on the cause & the severity. For instance, if a person had severe asthma - Prednisone may be prescribed to help them breath. ...Read more

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I got a rash (that is almost gone) all over my body from an antibiotic, doctor took me off and put me on prednisone. Can I still tan in a tanning bed?

I got a rash (that is almost gone) all over my body from an antibiotic, doctor took me off and put me on prednisone. Can I still tan in a tanning bed?

Rash: Rash is a sign of irritated or inflamed skin. When you actually tan, that is an expression of Skin Damage. You may have worsening of your rash, independently of the recommendation to avoid tanning beds in the first place. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor prescribes prednisone?

Why would a doctor prescribes prednisone?

Prednisone: Prednisone is used for many medical conditions. As a corticosteroid, it is mostly used for it's anti inflamatory effect as is the case with poison ivy, asthma, severe allergic reactions, etc. ...Read more

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Im having p.rosea right now almost 10weeks. and my doctors prescribe me a prednisone and im taking it almost a month. does prednisone safe in my case?

Maybe, maybe not: Almost all medicines have potential adverse effects. The art of medicine is balancing those against their potential benefit. Side-effects of Prednisone are related to its dose and duration of taking. They include: diabetes, stretch marks on skin, thinning of bones, hypertension, psychiatric changes. Discuss with your doctor whether the ratio of risk to benefit is favorable for you. ...Read more

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What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?

What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Pneumonia: A severe bronchitis, an asthmatic bronchitis or a pneumonia might be an indication for the drugs you have listed. The Prednisone would help with the inflammatory reaction causing wheezing and shortness of air, the Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic and the Hycodan is to help alleviate the coughing. ...Read more

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My husband is already on an antibiotic and Prednisone for strep throat. Now his eyes are red. Should he go back to a doctor? Or is this common?

My husband is already on an antibiotic and Prednisone for strep throat. Now his eyes are red. Should he go back to a doctor? Or is this common?

Yes he should return: Was he tested for strep infection? I wonder if he could have a viral infection that affects the throat and the eyes. It is unclear if the redness is due to inflammation of the conjunctiva or bleeding into the conjunctiva, any eye discharge etc. At any rate he should return to the MD for re-evaluation. Take care. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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I have an upper respiratory infection how long am i contagious ? Doctor gave me an antibotic and prednisone do I need both ?

URI contagious: If you have a viral upper respiratory infection, two - three days. If you have a bacterial respiratory infection, which may follow the viral uri, generally this is not contagious. Bacterial infections generally follow the insult from the virus. Antibiotics will shorten the duration of a bacterial infection. Prednisone speeds up recovery quickest, but should be used with caution. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more