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Prednisone Effects For Short Term Use For Ethmoid Sinuses Infections
How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.
Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?
COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discuss With Doctor: Long Term use of Advair can have many side effects or few depending on the dose used and the duration of treatment,. Common reactions can include oral thrush, muscle cramps, and palpitations. Long term use could have some effect on bone density. You should read the package insert and talk to you doctor. ...Read more
Will usage of an inhaler containing steroids for asthma for 4 months, cause any side effect for a child?
Nasal Stuffiness: Afrin (oxymetazoline) works wonders for stuffiness but the nose can become addicted quickly so it is advised to not use afrin (oxymetazoline) more than three days in a row. See your doc. If you have not been allergy tested that would be helpful. Diet can lead to chronic stuffiness as well. You deserve a good evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking 5mg of deltasone (prednisone) daily for allergies considered fairly safe for long term use?
No: Chronic Prednisone usage will create major risks for you even at a dose of 5 mg daily. They increase infection, poor wound healing, cataracts, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis among other issues. I strongly urge you to consult an allergist and use more appropriate and safer therapies. ...Read more
Yes: An example is tolerance development. You may become less responsive to albuterol in the long run. Also, you will not be as well controlled between doses allowing for scarring and other complications of poorly treated asthma. If using albuterol more than a couple times per week, or if waking to use albuterol more than couple times per month; daily controller medication is needed. ...Read more
Nasonex (mometasone) effects: Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical corticosteroid; that means it is a steroid for inflammation (not the kind that athletes abuse) placed in the area where it is needed. These medicines are usually well tolerated at the recommended doses but can sometimes cause irritation and nosebleeds. They are rarely absorbed into the bloodstream but patients should get their eyes checked yearly to ensure no side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can steroids taken for very long periods for years by inhalation cause skin atrophy and systemic effects ?
Rhin. Medicamentosa: Rhinitis medicamentosa is the long term result of nasal afrin dependency, in which the nose requires more frequent applications of the medication oxymetazoline to alleviate the congestion that is becoming tolerant to the drug. This condition is one of a dry, crusted nose that bleeds regularly, and the cartilage is vulnerable to deterioration and perforation. ...Read more
The reason behind ' long use of (quick relief medications for asthma) may cause serious side effecs ?!
More severe asthma: Rescue inhalers and long acting bronchodilators (salmeterol, formoterol, indacaterol), do not treat the allergic inflammation of athma. In many asthmatics (not all), they lose their efficacy over time. They also may mask worsening asthma. Therefore, remember: if you use a rescue inhaler more than x2/week daytime (except before exercise) or x2/month at night, see your doctor. ...Read more
Derm rx'd 1000mg cephalexin for acne, 3mo supply. Are there long term effects of taking antibiotics for that long or longer?
Gerd, dog/grass/dust allergy, post nasal drip. Chronic barking cough. Which treatments to use and what is okay for long term use. Claritind long term?
Which has lesser side effects for short term use for inflammation (1 week). Oral steroids like prednisolone/medrol or nsaid like ibuprofen/naproxen?
Which is safer (less longterm risks) to use long term for lupus control: prednisone 5mg daily or methotrexate weekly? (i'm also on plaquenil).
Are there any long term effects for a 6y/o to take 22.5mg of methotrexate for jra for long term? Also please list any side effects
Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more
Depends: The side effects of inhaled steroids depend on the dose, and how long they are used. The side effects can include osteoporosis, decreased growth velocity in children, thrush, and rarely, cataracts, bruising/skin atrophy, fractures, and adrenal insufficiency. However, these risks must be weighed against the danger of uncontrolled asthma or copd. Definitely discuss any concerns with your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the long term side effects of taking strong Dr. Proscribed pain killers/narcotics for years decades or more ?
Many effects.: I explain there is a cost to taking narcotics. They decrease immune response, effect cognitive function (creativity, reasoning, insight) and they effect mood (depression, anxiety happiness,ability to feel joy, interact with others, feel empathy). They are addictive and for some they are never able to get off them. Chronic use should be LAST resort. Some of these effects take up too a year to heal. ...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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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