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How Long Does A Steroid Shot For Sinus Infection Last
Varies alot: The symptoms that made you suspect an ear infection in the first place should clear up. Usually this means pain goes away. This usually happens within a couple of days. Then you should get your hearing back. This can take a little longer as it takes more time for the fluid from the infection to get cleared up and hearing to return to normal. Sometimes takes up to 8 weeks to get rid of fluid. ...Read more
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Sinus: A true sinus infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. Warm mist, saline spray and decongestants all help drainage but the infection needs to be treated as well. You should have it checked out ...Read more
Steroid INJECTIONS: for sinuses? Never heard of this. If a physician did recommend or do it, then ask the question of him or her. ...Read more
Long if not treated: C. Difficile can cause a prolonged severe colitis if it is not treated. If treated it usually starts to improve 3-4 days into the 10-14 day treatment course. Relapses occur in 25% of cases. These relapses require re-treatment and can continue to recur requiring prolonged pulse/taper vancomycin treatment and even fecal transplant therapy for cure. ...Read more
Not related: Look for other causes. An acetylated steroid should not cause bloating. ...Read more
It will not go away: It will not go away if untreated and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (which will cause infertility). Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. There are two recommended regimens, and several alternate regimens. Antibiotics, including Azithromycin and doxycycline, are generally prescribed to treat chlamydia. Patients should wait until the chlamydia has been completely cured before engaging in. ...Read more
Depends where it is: What staph infection? Staph can cause infections virtually anywhere in your body. Some can kill you within 24 hours. If it's a staph skin infection, it can stay with you indefinitely until it's treated. If you keep getting staph infections after they've been treated, go away, then come back, you probably have staph germs lurking inside your nose. Have your nostrils cultured for staph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Days to months: Depending what type of infection it is and whether or not you receive appropriate treatment. A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Got a shot of Kenalog (triamcinolone) today for asthma issues/congestion. How long does the steroid stay in the body? Is it bad I already had one this year?
Better not repeat it: Steroid injections, some are long acting , aren't meant for ongoing asthma treatment or even acute asthma attacks. If you truly have asthma, treatment is different, yes steroids are used but inhaled, in asthma flares, short acting oral steriods are used for a short burst. Your best bet is to see an asthma specialist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
How long does a rabies booster last for protection? And how long does a post exposure last cause I've heard it doesn't last as long as a pre exposure
1-5 years : Boosters vary in efficacy by type, the most effective can last 3-5 years, but most need to be boosted yearly. Check with ...Read more
Duration: Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms usually after cold or allergy attack over 10-14 days. Next is the cold that persists over 3-4 weeks not getting better or worse. Least common is severe sudden onset of symptoms with fever. ...Read more
How long does it take for a 40mg shot of depo medrol (methylprednisolone) (injected in the bottom) to work for allergic rhinitis and sinus infection??
Hours: depomedrol starts to work in about 6 hrs but the peak effects will come many hours later. Do note that it does not always work for rhinitis. As for sinus infection, it may be used along with an antibiotic but by itself the benefits will at best be temporarily without the infection eradicated. Note that this is not the customary treatment since nasal steroid works at least as well. ...Read more
How long might this ic flare from and epidural steroid injection given 4 days ago last? How long does it take that medication to leave the body?
Depends: Most ear infections can be caused by viruses but if your child has high fever and ear pain then bacteria can play a role. Ear infections caused by bacteria are usually treated for 7-10days with antibiotics. However, fluid behind the ear drum can last weeks to months once the ear infection is treated. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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