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Mother Taking Steroids
My 83 year old mother start steroid Prednisone 7.5 mg, three days ago. She wants to stop taking it. What is safest and best way to taper off of it?
My mother is on steroids .. From past four years... We changed the doctor at present and he didn't prescribed any steroids is it on for her health?
Mother 78 been on oxygen since january, lung problems. Steroids for 2 months but going off soon do you think she might relapse without steroids?
Pulmonary disease: Emphysema, chronic bronchitis (COPD) and asthma are often treated with steroids in the acute setting with a tapering dose after the acute phase has resolved. Patients may be placed on inhaled steroids as well. After discontinuing steroids some patients can relapse. Those are often the patients placed on the inhaled steroids. Moms pulmonologist will know what step to take next. ...Read more
My mother is 92, pretty healthyShe has OA in the knees. She had an injection of Hyaluronic Acid a year ago. Her best Choice would be? HA or steroids?
My mother is aged around 50 years.She has a keloid on face.She has undergone all types of treatments but all in vain(cryo surgery, surgery, steroid?
Other reasons...: I often see people before surgery whose pulmonary function tests (pfts) are poor. To try to maximize lung function prior to surgery, i will give a trial of steroids and repeat pfts after ~2 weeks. In some instances this will improve pfts to the point where a surgeon feels better about offering resection. People with lung cancer require a certain amount of lung function reserve to tolerate surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Proud 40'y mother to 22'y old son.We wounder if ok for him, tall/slim, to drink supplement that "build muscle, not steroid", and workout. What do you rek?
My mother was diagnosed with reactive synovitis of ankle and under steroid therapy. physiotherapy will play any role in treating this condition thanx!
Synovitis limited 2-: -a single joint as describe should be treated by local joint injections. My theory was no oral steroids. This exposes the entire body to the side effects of steroids, including avascular necrosis of the hip &/or shoulders, as well as osteoporosis. This is common in long term use as well as high dose bursts, but burst treatment is much safer. ...Read more
My mother has been taking ceftum 250 mg thrice a day for her cough since saturday night bit she is still coughing a lot?
Might not be bacteri: If the cough is from a viral process then antibiotics won't work and it justs need to run its course. Cough and sinus drainage are the lasts symptoms to resolve after a virus or bacterial infection. Ceftin adequately covers the common bacteria causing bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia. It may also be nonbacterial inflammation which responds better to steroids. ...Read more
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