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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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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?

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

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Is it possible for you to take an antiviral for flu and prednisone?

Is it possible for you to take an antiviral for flu and prednisone?

DEPENDS,: When flu or influenza is diagnosed, antiviral medication needs to be started within 24 to 48 hours to have good response. If you have to continue Prednisone for an important reason, talk to your doctor. S/he is the best person to answer this. ...Read more

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What do I when I have the flu and im taking prednisone what else can I take to speed up the healing process?

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 more

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Could prednisone be taken after flu vaccine?

Wait a week: If possible, it is best to wait one week between the flu shot and taking prednisone. Taking it earlier can suppress the immune system and make the vaccine less effective. ...Read more

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How long after stopping prednisone can I get a flu shot?

How long after stopping prednisone can I get a flu shot?

Can get it any time: You can get it anytime.Flu vaccine is a killed virus and there is no contraindication to getting flu shot when taking prednisone. ...Read more

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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

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

Well : Generally stopping prednisone does not cause a seizure. The seizure is an emergency someone who has this should call 911. The seizure requires consult with the primary care doctor or neurologist in person seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Will i get protection from the flu if on 5 mg prednisone daily?

No.: Prednisone will not protect you from the flu. 5 mg of Prednisone daily will not interfere with the flu vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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