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Hi, I have been prescribed methylprednisolone for 2 weeks. My IGE doubled from 780IU to 1300IU in 2 months? What does it mean? I have cough and SOB.

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I have been prescribed methylprednisolone for 2 weeks. My IGE doubled from 780IU to 1300IU in 2 months? What does it mean? I have cough and SOB.

Allergy: elevated IgE is marker for allergy and cough &SOB SIGNIFY resp allergy. It is usually caused by environmental factors like dust molds pollens and foods. Look for the cause and you will reduce need for pred and inhales etc. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Lorber
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Methylprednisolone (Definition)

Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more


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I am on my last day of methylprednisolone 4 mg pack and taking benzonatate for a cough but I still have the cough. What should I do?

I am on my last day of methylprednisolone 4 mg pack and taking benzonatate for a cough but I still have the cough. What should I do?

Cough: If the cough is improving, then adequate sleep and hydration and tincture of time should fix it. Some post-viral bronchospasm can even last up to 6 weeks to 3 months, but usually will resolve within 2 weeks. Is asthma or emphysema a problem? Is the cough worsening? If so, seeing your physician for follow-up is a good plan. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Dextromethorphan while on virtussin AC? For persistent cough, dr gave me virtussin and medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack.

Usually can do that: Virtussin AC is like Robitussin AC, which is guaifenesin plus codeine. Adding a dose of dextromethorphan (DM) would be like taking the over-the-counter Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) plus a bit of prescription codeine. Of course, each patient is different, with various reasons for coughing. That means one should ask his own doctor about what to do when a cough won't go away, or recurs, or worsens. ...Read more

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I have been having bronchi for at least month. Ear infection, then cold appeared. On Medrol (methylprednisolone) and decongestants, proair inhaler, but can't cough up phlegm?

I have been having bronchi for at least  month. Ear infection, then cold appeared. On Medrol (methylprednisolone) and decongestants, proair inhaler, but can't cough up phlegm?

Chronic cough: A chronic cough needs to be seen by your internist or pulmonary docotr and/or ent, a cxr, asthma testing , blood test, test for whooping cough and fungal infection and make sure you don't have reflux or allergies, one shoulg not be using proair continuosly for one month. ...Read more

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Dr gave me methyprednisolone for cough but didn't work?

Dr gave me methyprednisolone for cough but didn't work?

Cough: In addition to infectious cause, the 3 most common causes of a chronic cough include asthma, rhinitis, and gastroesophageal reflux. An allergist/immunologist or a primary care physician can help evaluate and diagnose the reason for your chronic cough. You should see a physician if the cough has persisted despite steroids ...Read more

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Dry cough x3wks-no other sx-rx-bronchitis-solu-medrol, pro-air-tess perles-then switched to pred 40mg qd x5days-day3- little imprvment-cxr neg. Now-?

Dry cough x3wks-no other sx-rx-bronchitis-solu-medrol, pro-air-tess perles-then switched to pred 40mg qd x5days-day3- little imprvment-cxr neg.  Now-?

Cough: It see that you smoke, this does not help matters. Diabetes can also cause you to have acid reflux, so does smoking, your cough may not be an infection but from reflux. Try otc Prilosec and see if it helps, take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Always check with your doctor first to see if the medicine is ok to take in your case before taking it. ...Read more

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Went to doc 6 days ago for sore throat it better but got dry cough .ears feel like Fluid sometimes hard to pop .taking clarithromycin and medrol pack ?

Went to doc 6 days ago for sore throat it better but got dry cough .ears feel like Fluid sometimes hard to pop .taking clarithromycin and medrol pack ?

Cough: Try delete for the cough. Try Flonase for the nasal congestion. May use afrjn for 3 days only for the stuffiness. Try to pop the ears. May want to try to gargle warm salt water. 2 to 3 tsp to one quart of water. Finish the antibiotics. See your doctor if not better in 6 to 10 days ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Medrol (Definition)

Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more