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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?

Minor stuff: Most people on short courses if steroids don't have many side effects and there are no long term effects to worry about. For use of less than 2 weeks here's what generally happens 1. Increased appetite 2. Heartburn 3. Possible trouble sleeping (usually mild) 4. Hot flashes or a flushed feeling if you are a diabetic it can increase blood sugar. ...Read more

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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

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