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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
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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