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Is Prednisone A Safe Drug To Take For A Viral Lung Infection
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
For what kind of lung infection do doctors perscribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Many: Prednisone is a steroid. It is prescribed to reduce inflamation. Hycodan is a cough suppressant, prescribed to control cough. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic, used to kill infections. Prednisone and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are used in the lungs, but elsewhere too. Hycodan is just for cough. ...Read more
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
Lung infection prednisone my wife has bee n on prednisone for over a year now every time here prescription runs out she goes into breathing distress.
Respiratory Distress: It appears that your wife has a severe upper respiratory inflammation which is only suppressed by systemic administration of corticosteroids. Check with pulmonologist to see if some other form of anti-inflammatory therapy could be administered or at least added to her current steroid regimen. ...Read more
I have a lung infection on meds, prednisone, flovent, ventolin, biaxin (clarithromycin) and nasonex. I have had violent coughs for 3 days my entire back and ribs hurt.
See doctor: I realize that you are already under the care of a doctor and that you may even be treated for whooping cough. If your lung function is in reasonable shape, you should ask your doctor to prescribe you a cough suppressant for a few days. If you have not had a chest x-ray or spiral chest ct, perhaps your doctor may order one since you are not getting better. Any mold or cockroach problem at home? ...Read more
Currently have a viral infection. Not taking anything but Could I take prednisone to help alleviate chest tightness and asthma?
Not For Cure: There is no evidence that herbal products are able to cure lung infections. Sometimes they can relieve symptoms, such as steam, saline nose drops etc. ...Read more
Varies: It depends on the type of infection that you have. If you have no underlying lung disease than should not last longer that a week to 10 days. Now if one has pneumonia, it may last longer especially if no treatment is given. If one has TB this is very different and hard to fight. One can not specify how long this will last. Viral infections such as bronchitis will last one to three weeks. ...Read more
Pain in both sides of upper back for 2 weeks no pain with breathing, could this be a lung infection? The painkillers that I take are not helping.
Upper back pain: This is unlikely to be pneumonia due to absence of cough, fever, chills, sweats, pain on deep breath, wheezing or shortness of breath. Musculoskeletal causes are more likely. Have you any history of strain from exercises, occupation, housework, posture problems, being in cold drafts? If symptoms persist consult your physician and appropriate examination and testing will be done. ...Read more
Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL safe during pregnancy? Started 5 days ago for lung infection...Period almost 4 days late which I'm often late...What do you suggest?
Please tell me how long it takes for to develop a lung infection after accidentally smoking moldy weed?
Hard to say: I am not an expert in this area, . ..But I suspect a lot of weed has some mold in it....And if not smoked regularly no infection may develop. Of course avoidance is best. If you start to have a cough, fever etc, go see your dr. And be honest...They will keep your information private. ...Read more
A dr. Prescribed levofloxacin, 500, mg, I stopped taking after 5 days, that was two days ago, my kidneys are hurting both side I have COPD I take spiriva or advair for that, and had a lung infection, he told me he would prescribe some strong meds. I ask
By the date of this post a week has passed. I hope your issue has been resolved. If not you need to make contact with your doctor right away. If you ever feel "really worried" you must seek care right away. You could have had an adverse reaction from the Levofloxacin or even a urinary tract infection.
Take care. ...Read more
Can you take prednisone and amoxcillan at the same time for a chest infection? We're prescribed for something by 2 diffrent drs?
You can but:
You can take Prednisone and Amoxicillin at the same time and there is no contra indication for taking them togetjher
But you did not say why you consulted two doctors. Are you being treated for two different medical condition. Prednisone is not used for chest infection and a short course is sometime recommended for inflammation and wheezing usually along with a bronchodilator via inhalation ...Read more
For what kind of lung infections would a doctor prescribe prednisone, levequine, or hycodan (hydrocodone)?
My simple cold turned out to be a sinus and lung infection. Dr put me on azithromycin and prednisone. Delivering in 12 days will meds harm baby?
No: Have a fantastic experience & don't give these meds a second thought. ...Read more
I started prednisone yesterday because of a lung and sinus infection I can't get rid of. But now my legs and arms are very achy is there any relation?
Antibiotic allergy?: I have seen prednisone used to open up the airways and help to breath easier, but it is not known to cause pain. I have seen patients that have joint and muscle pain due to a reaction to antibiotics. Were you prescribed anything else to treat the infection? Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS? Levaquin? ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ear infection/sinus infection/flu last week. On Zpack/prednisone/prometh/codeine, lungs are still full of fluid, inhaler no help?
Cough: Promethazine with codeine is a cough suppressant. If you have a lot of sputum you need an expectorant, guaifenissin such as Robitussin or mucinex (guaifenesin) & drink a lot of fluids. If yout are not wheezing no need for the bronchodilator inhaler. talk to your doctor. Feel better. ...Read more
Lung Xray noted slight calcium on Aortic Arch. Been off prednisone 8 days for respiratory infection. Still having night sweats. Should I be concerned.
Explanation: Calcification of aortic arch independent finding on chest XRay and not causing the night sweats. But nor completely resolved respiratory infection can. Most likely you need more time for recovering. Be well. ...Read more
Try not to: Get too frustrated. Your infection or your medications may be effecting your sense of taste. Hopefully this will resolve once you are well again. Take care. ...Read more
Pneumonia with COPD:
It usually means that you have pneumonia with air trapping or obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or asthma).
The pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. The hyperaeration may be secondary to the pneumonia and resolve as the infection does. If it is from smoking or reactive airways, steroids and bronchodilators may be necessary (as well as to quit smoking). ...Read more
Blood pressure: Is a little high, but not dangerously so, especially in light of critical illness. ...Read more
This means: That your infection could be spread to other people. Please ask your doctor or her staff to educate you further on this matter. Take care. ...Read more
No: This is a potentially life threatening infection that requires treatment with specific antibiotics that will treat the specific mrsa, and requires close medical supervision. ...Read more
I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting a lung infection caused by candida?
Not likely: Possible, but not likely. Anyone taking immunosuppressive drugs is at greater risk for (opportunistic) infections compared to individuals in the general population. A very few % of organ transplant patients get fungal infections, and unless you have had fungal pneumonias in the past, it would be an unusual event. ...Read more
I haven't smelt anything in 2 yrs been operated fr nasal polyps once hav freq lung infection please help!
I had strep 2wks ago and it went away. Now I've got some lung infection w phlem andlow grade fever. Is this 2ndary infection or something new?
Could be the same: Did you have the strep documented? Or did you just have a sore throat and refer to it as "strep"? Viral infections in the head and throat frequently can lead to bacterial super-infections in the throat, nose, sinuses and lungs. What is used to treat the strep may not be the right antibiotic for the lungs. You should talk about thins with your doctor. ...Read more
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Yes: It can. Either symptom would be a reason to go to an emergency room. ...Read more
Numerous studies demonstrate an increased risk for children who are around parents that smoke. Most adults who smoke have increased cough, increased mucous production, increased risk of viral and bacterial infection, increased risk of oral and lung cancer.
Smoking makes lung infections much more likely in all exposed. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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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