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2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??

2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??

Yes it can be: The barky cough may represent a croup cough with wheezing in your son's spectrum of illness. The prednisone should help it out! Hydrate, take lots of steamy baths.showers and plug away with the nebulizer treatment. Consider Saline nasal spary for his nose. ...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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What to do if I was wondering if there is any treatment for swine flu??

What to do if I was wondering if there is any treatment for swine flu??

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What is swine flu and what syptoms , treatment and etc..

What is swine flu and what syptoms , treatment and etc..

Swine flu: The disease originally was nicknamed swine flu because the virus that causes the disease jumped to humans from the live pigs in which it evolved. The virus is an h1n1 mix of genes from swine, bird, and human flu viruses. The symptoms are the same as any other form of influenza and treatment as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get treatment for swine flu if you catch it?

What is the best way to get treatment for swine flu if you catch it?

Flu tx: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Swine flu has outbroken in my city is it curable or any treatment for it and how can i save my prevent my family from it?

Swine flu has outbroken in my city is it curable or any treatment  for it and how can i save my prevent my family from it?

Mgt: It is important to recognize the symptoms of the flu, avoid contact with those who are sick, wear a mask in crowds, and wash hands often. There is anti viral treatment available which is most effective when administered early in the course. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for the swine flu aka: h1n1 influenza a?

Is there a cure for the swine flu aka: h1n1 influenza a?

Antivirals: There are antiviral medications which can modify and shorten the duration and severity of influenza, but no cure other than allowing it to run its course and become immune to that strain. A better idea would be to maintain your immunity through vaccination yearly. ...Read more

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Can you have a flu shot while taking prednisone?

Can you have a flu shot while taking prednisone?

Yes you can: Yes you can there is no contraindication to it. ...Read more

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Could taking prednisone for my cough affect my getting over the flu by depressing my immune system?

Could taking prednisone for my cough affect my getting over the flu by depressing my immune system?

Yes and no: This is always a balancing act. Yes, high doses of Prednisone can decrease the responsiveness of your immune system, but the sleep disruption from a severe cough can be just as immunosuppressive. Particularly if you have asthma, it is helpful to take steroids to treat the cough; once you're able to get a full night's rest for a few days, you'll be able to fight off the virus despite the prednisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more