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I was prescribed prednisone for a few days for sinusitis and cough with wheezing, I now have pink eye too. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) still for pain?

I was prescribed prednisone for a few days for sinusitis and cough with wheezing, I now have pink eye too. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) still for pain?

Why and yes: why you are having a pink eye are you having a real bad allergy but you are taking a strong medication that could take care of that second it is ok to take advil but you have to watch your stomach prednisone and advil both very irritant to the stomach my main concern you need to have special eye drop for your red eye not advil and if you want something for pain tylenol (acetaminophen) for this situation better ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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Ct shows all sinuses diseased. Rt ethmoid drain blocked, plus 2 polyps, causing chronic pink eye. Surgery's next week but prednisone/antibiotics helping (after 3 months). Still need surgery? Normal?

Ct shows all sinuses diseased. Rt ethmoid drain blocked, plus 2 polyps, causing chronic pink eye. Surgery's next week but prednisone/antibiotics helping (after 3 months). Still need surgery? Normal?

Yes: The conditions that you described are still present, just being minimized by the steroid/antibiotic combination. The underlying problem still exists. The medications that you are taking will decrease the risks of an infection delaying operation, but you should not be on them long-term. Any questions you should contact your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is apollo conjunctivitis?

What is apollo conjunctivitis?

Named for a Rocket!: Apollo: Viral Conjunctivitis There was an epidemic that presented with discomfort, irritation, watering and redness of the eyes in West Africa and other parts of the globe, which coincided with the landing of the APOLLO 11 on the moon in 1969. This epidemic was caused by an adenovirus and epidemics have been recurrent since then. This is a self-limiting disease and very contagious. ...Read more

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I have conjunctivitis should I fly?

I have conjunctivitis should I fly?

Yes: Just be careful not to touch your eyes and then touch any other places where others may also have contact. ...Read more

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What should I do for conjunctivitis ?

What should I do for conjunctivitis
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Depends: There are a lot of different types of conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis needs time. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with allergy drops. Bacterial conjunctivitis needs antibiotic drops. There are other reasons why your eye can be red that are more serious. Best to be checked by an eye md. ...Read more

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What are the tests for conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: For a bacterial conjunctivitis sometimes a culture and slide smear are done to clarify the offending organism. Sometimes a slide smear is used to differentiate between a viral and allergic conjunctivitis. Occasionally a conjunctival biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is conjunctivitis?

What sort of disease is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the coonjunctival tissues that covers the whites of the eyes and under the lids, due to allergy, infection or toxic effect of medicines/ chemicals. Conjunctiva become swollen and red. Patients experience burning, blurred vision, tearing, redness, puffy eyelids, discharge, itching, pain depending on the cause. ...Read more

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When was conjunctivitis first discovered?

When was conjunctivitis first discovered?

Unknown: This was undoubtedly one of the earliest eye diseases to be recognized. There are ancient manuscripts describing various emolients and preparations of animal body organs and secretions as poultices to treat this condtiion. So the "discovery" is ancient. Reasonable treatments came about with the development of medical advances including eyedrops with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more