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Dr. John Leander Po
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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


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How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

Get 2nd opinion: Since you are not getting much benefits, consider seeing another dermatologist. Sometimes a certain kind of low-dose antibiotic may be very helpful in your condition. ...Read more

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A CT scan confirmed sinusitis on my 6 yr old. What is the best treatment other than antibiotics and corticosteroids? He/she is on cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalin & sinarest.

A CT scan confirmed sinusitis on my 6 yr old. What is the best treatment other than antibiotics and corticosteroids? He/she is on cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalin & sinarest.

Peds Sinusitis: Sounds like a pretty unhappy child, sorry about that. Lots of meds, too. We usually try to manage pediatric sinusitis with medications, like antibiotics and steroids. Can also use saline irrigation or spray in the nose. Further, a landmark study has shown that many children suffer from reflux and by treating, they often can get their sinusitis better. Consider reflux treatment and add saline. ...Read more

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I have had persistent sinus inflamation, sore swollen throat and night sweats for a bit over a month. 2 rounds of antibiotics & cortisone. still sore. What can it be? I am on antihistamines and corticosteroids nasal spray right now. Weekend, so will only

I have had persistent sinus inflamation, sore swollen throat and night sweats for a bit over a month. 2 rounds of antibiotics & cortisone. still sore. What can it be? I am on antihistamines and corticosteroids nasal spray right now. Weekend, so will only

? incomplete therapy: You might have not received the complete therapy for the condition, chronic/recurring sinusitis is at times difficult to treat, right broad-spectrum antibiotics for a good 4-8 or even 12 weeks of treatment together with steroids initially, and more important is proper diagnosis, also need to rule out causes for chronuc infection/inflammation, see a specialized allergist/Immunologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Ct scan confirmed sinusitis in 6 yr old. What is best treatment other than antibtics & corticosteroids? On cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalyn & sinarest.

Ct scan confirmed sinusitis in 6 yr old. What is best treatment other than antibtics & corticosteroids? On cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalyn & sinarest.

Sinusitis: You need to get to the bottom of this. See an allergist/immunologist, your child may have nasal allergies but his/her immune system also needs to be checked to rule out an immunodeficiency and they need to be checked for cystic fibrosis if the history is consistent. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroids slow healing?

Why do corticosteroids slow healing?

BAsic Science: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Steroids (as well as motrin/advil) are anti inflammatory which means they slow down healing by reducing/stopping the processes of inflammation. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help. ...Read more

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Could corticosteroids have any major side effects?

Could corticosteroids have any major side effects?

Depends on which one: There are categories of steroids. Also if oral or inhalers. Oral ones are generally avoided unless an auto immune issue. Inhalers are for respiratory illnesses and also different potency available. General side effects are voice changes on vocal cord. Thrush if not rinsing well and long term according to studies is possible over many years. One needs to worry about osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the ways that corticosteroids help counteract vitiligo?

What are the ways that corticosteroids help counteract vitiligo?

Immunosuppression: There is some evidence that vitiligo is an autoimmune diseases and topical steroids are the most common treatment. ...Read more

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Could corticosteroid cause a lifelong healthy eater to suddenly crave fatty fast foods?

Could corticosteroid cause a lifelong healthy eater to suddenly crave fatty fast foods?

Appetite changes : Oral steroids such as Prednisone can temporarily increase the appetite as well as cause many other unwanted side effects. Typically the craving is for any food and not specific for a particular food. This would not happen with topical steroids such as nasal sprays, creams/ointments or asthma inhalers. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroids prevent healing?

Why do corticosteroids prevent healing?

Many reasons: Corticosteroids interfere with inflammation which is a very necessary "step" in the wound healing process. They also stimulate Collagenase which is an enzyme that breaks down collagen, an important component in healing. Corticosteroids also interfere with epithelialization and fibroblast proliferation - 2 cells that are responsible for healing. ...Read more

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Can corticosteroids cause me to twitch?

Can corticosteroids cause me to twitch?

Yes: Corticosteroids have many side effects. The best way to know is top stop for 2 weeks and see if the twitch resolves. ...Read more

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Effects of corticosteroid injection to lower back?

Effects of corticosteroid injection to lower back?

Quick fix: This will likely help most people if given at the right place by reducing the inflammation. However this is not a long-term treatment approach due to potentially serious side effects associated with cortisone. ...Read more

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Why are bronchodilators and corticosteroids often used together?

Why are bronchodilators and corticosteroids often used together?

Better control: Asthma is inflammation and bronchospasm (as well as mucus production) so a product that treats inflammation and one that treats the muscle spasm addresses the major components of asthma. It is more convenient to use one inhaler vs. Two, thus the combination inhalers for asthma. ...Read more

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Which to give first for asthma--bronchodilator or corticosteroids?

Which to give first for asthma--bronchodilator or corticosteroids?

Depends: The 2 medications you mention work very differently. For rescue therapy during an acute exacerbation with cough, wheeze, & trouble breathing, a bronchodilator is the right choice. However, if your asthma symptoms are more persistent, corticosteroids are a great choice to achieve symptomatic control. There are also times when you take the 2 together. Discuss with your doctor wha's best for you. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroid creams say on the label "not for ophthalmic use"?

Can cause problems: Topical steroid creams are not fomulatted for use in the eye. If a topical steroid is needed then your physician should be able to prescribe an appropriate ophthalmic steroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Definition)

Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Maxidex (Definition)

Maxidex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more