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Most Common Steroid Injection For Sinus Infection
Sinus infection- put on doxyccylcine today and wondering abt a steroid injection tomorrow for faster relief. Singer with a gig tomorrow night?
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
Steroids and sinus: Sinusitis can be allergic reaction or infection, Allergic sinusitis can become infected. Medications used for allergic rhinitis/sinusitis do include nasal steroids. I prefer nasal/oral antihistamines to decrease the swelling and allergic reaction, though if severe rhinitis I have given steroids both injection and oral. If there are tender sinuses on touch I usually give antibiotics as well. ...Read more
24hrs if on abx: If antibiotics were given for a sinus infection a steroid injection will expedite recovery. If however a antibiotic was not given, steroids may suppression your immune and therefore prolong your illness. When considering corticosteroids therapy always confer with your physician and way the pros and cons. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Steroids are the best anti-inflammatory medications we have to treat allergic and infectious inflammation in the respiratory tract - from the sinuses to the lungs. Steroid injections allow higher doses and faster onset of action than the tablets or nasal sprays, but expose the rest of the body's organ system to higher levels. You shouldn't get injections more than once or twice a year, if that. ...Read more
Is it worth going to the doctor for a sinus infection? Better to just ride it out? Going out of the country in 2 days, will a steroid shot help?
Yes: Usually I would urge you to wait a few more days to see how it progresses and I would rarely prescribe an antibiotic before a 10-day waiting period. But since you will be leaving the country where seeking medical care may be difficult, it is only prudent for you to get this checked out before your departure. ...Read more
Given a steroid shot for a sinus infection. Forgot to mention to the doc that I am on testosterone therapy. Is there any contradictions?
No: There are many different type of steroid hormones and medical uses. Testosterone, of course, is an androgenic steroid (of which there are also many) used primarily to treat androgen deficiency in males. I suspect the steroid shot you received for your sinusitis was a corticosteroid used to help relieve the inflammation and symptoms and no contraindications with being given both. ...Read more
How can having a steroid shot help dry, scaly, s sore feet? I had a shot because of a bad sinus infection in monday. Today I notice my feet are not.
Coincidence?: I can't make sense of it either..... ...Read more
I am on the Zpak & Mucinex (guaifenesin) for a bad sinus infection. Dr. said she could also give me a steroid shot. I am allergic to penicillin is the shot safe?
Safe: You are on medication which can help dry up and clear your sinuses. The addition of steroid can help this if your physician recommends this. There is no problem with penicillin allergy in this setting since you will not be receiving this antibiotic and others like erythromicin can be of use. ...Read more
My daughter had a steroid shot in her left hip yesterday for a sinus infection. She is having pain in her right leg/calf should I be concerned?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
After having a steroid shot for sinus infection in my hip I've been having lower back, buttocks, and back of both legs pain. Normal?
Not normal: But as well unlikely to be related to the shot, even if the needle hits a nerve on side, it wouldn't cause all those symptoms on both side and lower back, and sometimes the symptoms you described are treated with steroids. You want to see your doctor for assessment, meanwhile take an NSAID as ibuprofen, but read the labels carefully, and get some rest, good luck ...Read more
Doc said sinus infection. On Zithromax (day 3), steroid spray & steroid shot. Pain above left eye & face (sharp). Been a week. Annoying. Suggestions?
May want to try Neti: Pot using distilled warm water to help drain sinus congestion. If any eye lid swelling with fever, see your eye doctor immediately. You don't want to develop orbital cellulitis. Use cool mist humidifier if your home/apt is dry. And follow up with your doctor if your symptoms aren't improving. Reduce stress and get plenty of rest in, and turn off TV, computers, iPhone & hydrate as much as possible. ...Read more
What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection? Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest
Sinusitis treatment: Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more
Can I take over the counter cough syrup after getting steroid shots for a Sinus infection? Can't get prescriptions filled till tomorrow
My doctor put me on cefdinir and benzonatate also give me a shot of steroids for my sinus infection. What else can I take to dry sinus up?
Sinus vs lung: Cefdinir is antibiotics, broad spectrum. Benzonatate is an anesthetic geared to decrease the cough reflex in the lungs. Antihistamines are anti allergy and anti secretion medicines that we use for sinus drainage and sometimes we add a nasal steroid for it. Talk to your doctor to know what is really being treated. ...Read more
Have sinus infection took augmetin 10 days & steroid nasal spray then sinus started to smell bad, got refil augmetin 10 more days sinus still smell bad?
Diagnosed today with sinus infection & prescribed omnaris nasal spray. Do nasal steroids have same effects on bipolar disorder as other steroid forms?
Had MRI for R side head pain x3 wks. Results no masses. Have sigmoid sinus disease. Steroids & cefdinir. No sx of sinus infection. Is this possible?
? Sphenoid: It may be your sphenoid sinus? It is possible it may be long standing and not related to your headaches. Be assessed after your treatment and follow up from there. All the best. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a sinus infection over 2 weeks ago and im no better after lots of saline rinses/steroid nose spray. Large yellow bloody clots now?
Doctor diag me with a sinus infection presc zpak, also white spots at back of tongue and one on tonsil I take steroids for adrnl could white be thrush?
Very likely: The combination of antibiotics and steroids commonly leads to oral yeast infections. These are usually whitish patches that have a curd like consistency and wipe off leaving a raw or bleeding base. These respond to Diflucan (fluconazole) or mycelex. I have found Nystatin to be of little benefit. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter had been in excruciating pain for 2 days. The urgent care dr said it was a bad sinus infection. The pain is in her head and ears. She is taking percoset for the pain, nasal spray with a steroid and antibiotcs. The persoset does not take any of
If: If her pain is persisting even with pain medication, then she needs to go back to her primary for a follow up and a change in medication. By the date of this post almost a week has passed, so hopefully she is better by now, so for you and anyone reading this post no one should ever have to deal with excrutiating pain, especially because it can mean something more serious is going on. Always seek medical help in situations like this. ...Read more
I take methotrexate weekly for ctd. I am on levaquin (levofloxacin) for sinus infection. Is it best to skip my weekly methotrexate injection or not? Having no fevers
I had a shaking reaction to rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection at one time. The doctor prescribed me omnicef for a sinus infection. Should I have any issues?
Shaking reaction and no other symptoms does not suggest Allergic reaction and it is perfectly alright to take Omnicef
Allergic reactions if acute cause serious symptoms like shortness of breath and late signs are rash and itching
Shaking reaction is more from anxiety of getting injection and not allergy ...Read more
Yes: Anything that irritates your nasal membranes or causes excess dryness can cause nosebleeds. Colds, sinus infections, allergies, cold dry air, nasal polyps, and sniffing or inhaling irritating substances into the nose can all cause nose bleeds. Very high blood pressure can also cause nosebleeds. So can a low platelet count or other blood clotting problem. ...Read more
Uncommon: The teeth are usually separated from the sinus by bone and a membrane. It is unusual for a tooth infection to spread through both of those barriers, though not impossible. A tooth infection can, however, feel as if it is going into the sinus because the nerves can be closely connected. ...Read more
Yes: Sinus infections often cause pain in the teeth, especially the upper teeth on the side of the innfection. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between the common cold, allergies or sinus infection in a four year old?
Sometimes hard as...: ...They can share some qualities, so it is important to see your doctor. Allergies are associated with sneezing, clear stringy nasal discharge and watery eyes; sinus infections may have fever, purulent nasal discharge and facial pain, with a cough usually worse at night and early morning, and symptoms lasting more than 1 week. A cold may have a fever as well and usually resolves in a week or less. ...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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