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Prednisone H1n1 Flu Treatment
2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu shot 2 days ago. How long to wait until starting 9 day 60/40/20MG course of prednisone to reduce nerve inflammation from herniated L4/L5?
Shot: If it has been 48 hours and no side effects from shot, it should be safe to take shot ...Read more
3 wks flu. 1st doc: klacid (5 days) and prednisone (3 days). No better. 2nd doc: zinnat (5 days) , prednisone (12 days). Finished but still sick. Help?
Symptomatic care: Sounds like you have a viral infection. At this point there is no medication that will get ridbof the virus, your body needs to fight it off. You can help be drinking lots of fluids, getting enough sleep and eating well. You can use ibuprofen for discomfort and to reduce fever. ...Read more
What do I when I have the flu and im taking prednisone what else can I take to speed up the healing process?
See below: Prednisone is not used to treat the flu, but if you are already on it for awhile, you can't stop just because you have the flu. If you are early into the course of the flu, you could take tamiflu (oseltamivir) which would need to be prescribed by your doctor. Zinc lozenges early in the course may shorten symptoms by a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr tapering me off prednisone slowly after just finishing flu. Seizure started a few days ago. Can this be symptoms of withdrawal? Also have headache
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