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Doctor insights on: Prednisone Effects For Short Term Use For Ethmoid Sinuses Infections

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Prednisone was prescribed for ruptured eardrum caused by infection. What are possible side effects from taking prednisone?

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 (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for prednisone take to start working for a sinus infection?

How long does it take for prednisone take to start working for a sinus infection?

Very quickly: Prednisone works very quickly, often giving significant relief of pain and pressure within a few hours. Just make sure to take your antibiotic course as prescribed along with the prednisone. ...Read more

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Can you take prednisone and amoxcillan at the same time for a chest infection? We're prescribed for something by 2 diffrent drs?

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

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I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day, will the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?

Treats the disease: If you are referring to polymyalgia rheumatica, steroids treat the underlying inflammatory process which results in resolution of your pain. Over time your disease should go away. Steroids do not fight infection and in fact can make infections worse. ...Read more

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Is Prednisone ok to take for sever congestion relief from a sinus infection?

Is Prednisone ok to take for sever congestion relief from a sinus infection?

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

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Is there a need to taper off of 20mg of prednisone after 7 days of use for a sinus infection?

YES: You should not stop that dose of Prednisone cold. You need to use a programmed wean, which your doctor will order. To quit cold could cause you to have a steroid insufficiency. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not very.: If you are overall healthy. Keep the areas clean. Don't scratch and dig with your nails. Your prednisone will have done it's job and your misery will be over soon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Repiratory: Infections, whether upper or lower are generally caused by viruses, are self limiting and usually resolve with supportive care, (warmed fluids, cool mist humidifiers, hydration, anti-inflammatories and rest) in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor prescribe prednisone when a patient has an infection?

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

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Is it okay to take prednisone while taking amoxicillin? This was prescribed for a tooth infection. The tooth has been removed.

Medicine Combination: Good day;
As a long time asthmatic, I have occasionally required various antibiotics in combination with Prednisone. ...Read more

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Is prednisone a safe drug to take for a viral lung infection?

Is prednisone a safe drug to take for a viral lung infection?

No: Prednisone is not known to be effective in viral infections of the lung and should not be taken without consultation with a physician. ...Read more

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Can I use sudogest or prednisone for ear infection?

Can I use sudogest or prednisone for ear infection?

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

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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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For what kind of lung infection do doctors perscribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?

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

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I was prescribed prednisone for an infection. I took one on 6/21. How long does the drug remain in your system?

About 24 - 48 hrs: Prednisone is not usually prescribed for infection. If it is done in that context, I suggest you do not stop it without informing your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Residual congestion: Hello UPedersen,

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

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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?

Yes but: Do realize that this combination increases your risk of having stomach inflammation and even bleeding. Are you also on an antibiotic since Prednisone is not the usual medication for sinusitis if taken alone? ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat a chronic sinus infection? Several antibiotics failed. Prednisone failed. Since January.

What happens if you don't treat a chronic sinus infection? Several antibiotics failed. Prednisone failed. Since January.

May need surgery: If you are getting recurrent sinusitis infections, Get Ct scan and then depending on findings you may need surgery or different antibiotics ...Read more

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Can you take a decongestant when taking prednisone 20mg (2perday for 5days) like mucinex: d? I was prescribed prednisone for sinus infection

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

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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?

Yes: Unless you have been on long term steroids in the past a short burst with no taper is okay. There have many new studies showing that this is true ...Read more

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What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?

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. 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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Infection (Definition)

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