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Prednisone 4 Days
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
Excess: Much will depend on the patient-specific characteristics in this setting. This dose would normally exceed routine dosing recommendations but might not be considered abnormal in a patient with chronic pain and chronic opioid therapy superimposed on an acute pain event such as surgery. As always, close supervision by your md or pain specialist is of paramount importance to prevent interactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Taking Plan B implies you are trying to prevent a pregnancy, so starting the progestin neta or Norethindrone makes sense. However, get a pregnancy test in 2 weeks to make sure there was not a failure or a pregnancy. High doses of neta can alter female genital formation if you were pregnant (in the 1960's with 10, 000 mcg doses this was the risk, modern pills use only 1000 mcg typically). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever 99.5 to 100.9 for 4 daysear ringing 4 days and stuffed a lot of sinus pressure hoe long does a sinus infection last taking antibiotics 4 days now?
Need diagnosis.: Almost all sinus infections start with a viral upper respiratory infection. Therefore, the antibiotic may be of no use and could be harmful because the drug may be destroying normal flora which are beneficial. The entire symptomatology is consistent with vrs (viral rhino-sinusitis. The most objective way to diagnose and treat is to obtain a culture of lateral wall of nose and identify bug. ...Read more
Took Amoxillin 10 days 4 otitis. Still pain, inflammation, so now given Augmentin. Shouldn't I get different antibiotic class since no luck w/ amox.?
Diagnosed swelled tonsils & prescribed antibiotics which I'm taking since 4 days but fever I'm having since 4 days 102 is not getting down ?
Needs further evalua: Persistent temperature elevation in 5 yo is sign of persistent infection, viral or bacterial. Are there other symptoms such as difficulty eating, swallowing or breathing. Systemic viral infections or possible abscess formation that fails to respond to antibiotics are possible. Persistent fever in young child merits direct examination rather than internet inquiry ...Read more
I took 4 ibuprofen, 4 allergy relief pills and one prescribed sinus congestion/ tiny white allergy pill. Did i double dose?
Some options.: Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey ; sip. ...Read more
Prescribed Macrobid for UTI symptoms, culture came back negative. Should i stop taking the antibiotics? I'm on day 4 of 7. I am 4 weeks pregnant.
Furadantin (nitrofurantoin): This compound is not known to cause problems during pregnancy. The issue is whether or not you actually have a uti, and would suggest you get the results of the urinalysis (which was hopefully done along with the culture). Urine cultures are seldom negative in the presence of bacterial infection, unless the infection is involving areas above the bladder. Would need more info. Call your doctor. ...Read more
I've been taking amoxicillin and prednisolone, now I'm 4 days late for my Period, but on birth pill, pregnant?
Unlikely pregnant: If you are on Birth Control Pill,It is very unlikely that you are pregnant Period can be late because of your underlying condition for which you are being treated with Prednisone and Amoxicillin OR It may be an effect of Prednisone,as Prednisone can cause irregular periods as well ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mono...: …is usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus or CMV (cytomegalovirus). The initial infection typically only lasts for 2-3 weeks but the fatigue and some other symptoms can last for many months afterward and are mainly caused by the immune system’s reaction to the virus itself. If you have symptoms that are prolonged it is best to se your doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
I am taking levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 mg and oral steriod for pnemonia type symptoms. On day 4 for levaquin (levofloxacin), day 3 for steroid. when might I feel better?
Mgt suggestions: It really depends on the underlying cause and the infection. I would suggest monitoring your temperature, staying well hydrated and each day you should see some improvement. If you are still coughing after two weeks, a follow up is indicated. ...Read more
Daily prometrium 200 mg hysteroscopy/d&c 1 yr ago path nrml periods were 26-28 last 5 days heavy now 34 days very light but 8 days lining 4 mm why 8?
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