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Doctor insights on: Oral Dexamethasone Peak Effect

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Is it dangerous if you swallow a bit of Decadron (dexamethasone) elixir when using as rinse for oral linchen planus?

Is it dangerous if you swallow a bit of Decadron (dexamethasone) elixir when using as rinse for oral linchen planus?

No: If you swallow the whole thing, you may end up with side effects from the cortisone. The small amounts you are swallowing is not likely to cause problem. ...Read more

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Can doc rule out eyr or oral herpes without tests?Got presc for 1.5 g daily dose of dexamethasone tapering off for 7days & cetirizine. Take meds/not?

Can doc rule out eyr or oral herpes without tests?Got presc for 1.5 g daily dose of dexamethasone tapering off for 7days & cetirizine. Take meds/not?

Yes, ask your doctor: Usually hsv1&2 infections can be diagnosed by visual inspection. Your doctor is there to explain the benefits and risks of taking a drug. The decision to take a medicine or not is yours. ...Read more

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19mo old given Decadron (dexamethasone) 3 day in ER for amox allergy. Hives return in extreme next day. Prescibed prednisdone 3 oral doses. We are on day 7 of hives can I just continue w/benedrayl vs more steroids?

19mo old given Decadron (dexamethasone) 3 day in ER for amox allergy. Hives return in extreme next day. Prescibed prednisdone 3 oral doses.  We are on day 7 of hives can I just continue w/benedrayl vs more steroids?

Keep connected: Allergic reactions to penicillin type drugs can be dangerous. You should be in daily contact with your doctor. Especially if the interventions don't seem to be doing anything. These reactions can progress to anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema and even stevens-johnson syndrome. The high dose steroids should be helping. As a doctor i might not be able to sleep knowing your 19 mo old is not better. ...Read more

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My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops  and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

Sounds appropriate: The stye should resolve with this treatment. If worsening symptoms a face to face exam would be appropriate. See your doctor that prescribed this medicine. Good luck ...Read more

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What are the uses for dexamethasone?

What are the uses for dexamethasone?

Steroid: Dexamethasone is a steroid and is used for suppressing inflammation, such as in an arthritic knee or an inflammed airway or sinus. ...Read more

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What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

Many uses: Dexamethasone is a member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs, and has many uses in a variety of disorders. It has anti-inflammatory effects and suppresses the immune system's activity. Which disorder is of concern? ...Read more

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How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

Depends : What and how much you eat are the key. It's you not the drug. The drug increases appetite and you decide what to eat. ...Read more

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What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

Cushing synd. types: Dexamethasone suppression test is done to differentiate varies types of cushing syndrome response of gland to acth ( pituitary axis )by measuring cortisol levels like a) primary adrenal cushing b) ectopic acth production c) cushing's disease by pituitary tumor an MRI needed. ...Read more