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Prednisone Effects For Short Term Use For Ethmoid Sinuses Infections
Prednisone was prescribed for ruptured eardrum caused by infection. What are possible side effects from taking prednisone?
Talk to your doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
How long does it take to see results from taking prednisone 20mg 2 tabs per day for 5days for sinus infection?
It is not an.: Antimicrobial, the steroid is being used probably as an anti-inflammatoryr. ...Read more
Can you take prednisone and amoxcillan at the same time for a chest infection? We're prescribed for something by 2 diffrent drs?
You can but:
You can take Prednisone and Amoxicillin at the same time and there is no contra indication for taking them togetjher
But you did not say why you consulted two doctors. Are you being treated for two different medical condition. Prednisone is not used for chest infection and a short course is sometime recommended for inflammation and wheezing usually along with a bronchodilator via inhalation ...Read more
I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day, will the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?
I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day. Does the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?
I was on levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 mg for my sinuses but it didn't work. Now I am taking leavaquin 750 mg and 40 mg of prednisone. How long will it take to work?
Yes: If the prednisone is being administered by your doctor and he is monitoring the dosage and response than the prednisone may be helpful for inflammation. But do not take it without a physician's consent and monitoring as steroids (prednisone) can be harmful if not used appropriately. ...Read more
On prednisone for 1 week due to poison ivy. 30mg & tampering down to 5mg over the week. How likely is it to get an infection?
I am very healthy, in good shape. In march had sinus infection and was prescribed amox/prednisone. Eating not changed and put on 10 lbs, fluid? How?
I've recently come down with some sort of sinus, bronchial infection. Dr put me on amox. And prednisone. My energy is still horrible, my body still a?
Not usually used: Most infections are not treated with steroids since many times steroids can make infections worse. On rare occassions, steroid nose sprays are used in the treatment of sinus infections. In rare brain or CNS inections, steroids can be of benefit. I think most physicians would agree that steroids are not typically used for infection. ...Read more
Is it okay to take prednisone while taking amoxicillin? This was prescribed for a tooth infection. The tooth has been removed.
You can but........: There are no studies that suggest that using one or the other--or both-- will help an ear infection. As a matter of fact there are studies to show that there is no benefit to using either of these medications. Pseudoephedrine may decrease some of the nasal congestion and make breathing easier, but the evidence that it will help the ear discomfort in theoretical only. ...Read more
For what kind of lung infection do doctors perscribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Many: Prednisone is a steroid. It is prescribed to reduce inflamation. Hycodan is a cough suppressant, prescribed to control cough. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic, used to kill infections. Prednisone and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are used in the lungs, but elsewhere too. Hycodan is just for cough. ...Read more
For what kind of lung infections would a doctor prescribe prednisone, levequine, or hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Can I take culterelle probiotic while on prednisone? Will I be more likely to get an infection because weakened immune system?
Yes to both.: Can take probiotic while on prednisone. Will not make you more ill. It is questionable if helps the immune system. It may help prevent an antibiotic associated diarrhea. It depends how long you are on the prednisone. If it is long term then you can develop a weakened immune system. If not long then it is not likely to cause a major problem. ...Read more
I heard Prednisone can cause pseudo tumor cerebri. I'm taking 10mg for six days for sinuses/allergies. Will I develop this illness? I'm 19/f
No: You are being treated with a well recognized short term regimen. Pseudotumor may result from long term treatment, not short term treatment. ...Read more
I had a sinus infection for two weeks.7days later I developed a severe infection and took ABX&prednisone.8days since last ABX& still congested?
Are your current symptoms purely congestion? Do you have fever/chills/shortness of breath/body aches? Allergies can also mimic symptoms of sinus infections and antihistamines help. Using a sinus rinse with salt water rinse can also help. For natural approaches drinking 1T of manuka honey with ginger in hot water has helped my other patients with similar symptoms. ...Read more
I've been prescribed prednisone for my sinus infection. I take 1 daily for 5 days. I took 1 yesterday at 1:00 p.m. I took 2 aleve at 7:30 A.M, can I take my prednisone or will it cause damage?
What happens if you don't treat a chronic sinus infection? Several antibiotics failed. Prednisone failed. Since January.
Can you take a decongestant when taking prednisone 20mg (2perday for 5days) like mucinex: d? I was prescribed prednisone for sinus infection
Preferably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d contains Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine 120mg which can raise blood pressure, make you jittery, "hyper" and cause heartburn and constipation. Prednisone 40 mg may worsen the side effects, like high blood pressure, thyroid problem or diabetes. You should rinse y our nose with saline and use a nasal decongestant like oxymetazoline (afrin) for 5 days. Guaifenesin may help (mucinex (guaifenesin) without d). ...Read more
I have a sinus infection and was put on cefdinir, and prednisone. Can I drink alcohol while on these?
Yes: In moderation as always.Get a more detailed answer ›
What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Pneumonia: A severe bronchitis, an asthmatic bronchitis or a pneumonia might be an indication for the drugs you have listed. The Prednisone would help with the inflammatory reaction causing wheezing and shortness of air, the Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic and the Hycodan is to help alleviate the coughing. ...Read more
Dr gave 50mg of prednisone for 5 days and 7 days of avelox for sinus/ear infection. There is no taper on the prednisone is this ok?
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