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Prednisone And Antibiotics For Bronchitis
Assist breathing: Bronchitis could cause a tight sensation in the chest. Prednisone is a steroid that works to open up the bronchioles. Prednsione can sometimes help to improve the tight sensation. It also helps to improve wheezing if it is heard on physical examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Doctor for a couple of months I have had to take prednisone, and some antibiotic, for bronchitis, and severe allergy's, symptoms, some wheezing, mucus?
I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?
Its for your PAIN: Tylenol #4 is an Opiate Analgesic like Vicodin Used for PAIN . it contains 60mg of codeine and 300mg of Tylenol. Codeine metabolizes into morphine (1/10th of the dose) so its about 6mg of oral morphine per does with Tylenol for the added pain relief. As Hydrocodone has been rescheduled to CII, it leaves physician's with codeine as the strongest opiate that can be refilled, less habit forming. ...Read more
I hv bronchiti I am on antibiotic & prednisone since wed. I still wheezing & cough occastionaly. Is ok 2 c 3yr old who just hd bronchitis 2 wk ago?
Yes: Although bronchitis is generally caused by a virus and therefore not helped by antibiotics, you should be fine. The reason antibiotics are sometimes prescribed is that as we get older, we are at increased risk for secondary infections, like pneumonia. Since the 3 year old just had bronchitis, his/her immune system should be in full gear. Have fun! ...Read more
Bronchitis & asthma on prednisne antibiotic & neb peak flow from 600 to 390 after week back to 500. Should i see pulmonologist not pcp for asthma?
How long does it take for bronchitis to heal? Been on antibiotics 48 hrs plus 20 mg prednisone, plus nebulizer 3-4 hrs not better. Coughing green stuf
TIme to see Dr again: If not better after 48 hours, a reassessment is a good idea. Sometimes a different medication is needed. Sometimes bronchitis or pneumonia doesn't get better even under treatment, and more aggressive treatment is needed, or occasionally hospitalization. Thus, a recheck by the doctor can help decide the next step. ...Read more
Was put on 5 days prednisone 4 bronchitis/sinusitis they believe is viral. No antibiotics. Safe 2 be on it w/o antibiotics? Feeling 85% better already
no abx likely ok: If your physician suspects a viral source to your illness, then it's perfectly reasonable to start treatment that does not include antibiotics. Good to hear you're feeling better. ...Read more
Hi Dr., I have bronchitis for 10 days now. Took antibiotics and prednisone my dr prescribed, but still feel tired and dry cough, esp at night. How long until I get full strength back? I have been planning to take a long flight next week ( in 6 days),
After finish antibiotics, cough syrup prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestions and cough again?
Yes: However it is important to get in touch with our prescribing doctor. Something should get better by now examples--- shortness of breath, sputum production, sputum color etc. The respiratory epithelium is replaced by an young immature epithelium ( lining of the breathing tubes) as a part of the healing process. It is very sensitive to stimuli resulting in prolonged cough ( upto 6 weeks ). ...Read more
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
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