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After 21 days on biaxin (clarithromycin) and a course of prednisone, sinus pressure still a problem along with severe headaches. Could this be med withdrawal?

After 21 days on biaxin (clarithromycin) and a course of prednisone, sinus pressure still a problem along with severe headaches. Could this be med withdrawal?

No: Could be that the biaxin (clarithromycin) did not treat your sinus infection successfully. There are no studies I know of that support using Prednisone to treat sinusitis. It can decrease the effectiveness of your immune system. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can you take a decongestant when taking prednisone 20mg (2perday for 5days) like mucinex: d? I was prescribed prednisone for sinus infection

Can you take a decongestant when taking prednisone 20mg (2perday for 5days) like mucinex: d? I was prescribed prednisone for sinus infection

Preferably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d contains Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine 120mg which can raise blood pressure, make you jittery, "hyper" and cause heartburn and constipation. Prednisone 40 mg may worsen the side effects, like high blood pressure, thyroid problem or diabetes. You should rinse y our nose with saline and use a nasal decongestant like oxymetazoline (afrin) for 5 days. Guaifenesin may help (mucinex (guaifenesin) without d). ...Read more

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I am on Amox clav 875mg and prednisone for sinus infection and/or tooth infection. When will I start to feel better? I'm on 3rd day.

I am on Amox clav 875mg and prednisone for sinus infection and/or tooth infection. When will I start to feel better? I'm on 3rd day.

2 calls: 1. Antibiotic will not cure infected tooth, only control spread of infection. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment, even if you start to feel better. If tooth infected symptoms will return after antibiotic finished.
2. Call Physician to report progress. Referral to ENT may be advisable.
Some things can't be fixed with just a pill. ...Read more

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On Zpack & prednisone for sinus infection I've had since Jan. Snot now red-tinged like liquid from fresh tomato. Was yellow. Why color change? Bad?

On Zpack & prednisone for sinus infection I've had since Jan. Snot now red-tinged like liquid from fresh tomato. Was yellow. Why color change? Bad?

Specific diagnosis: 6 months of an alleged sinus problem is way to long to suffer from this. You need a more specific diagnosis. You need a CAT scan of the paranasal sinuses to determine if, indeed, you have a sinus problem. That is first. Second, Z-pack is not an appropriate antibiotic for upper respiratory bacterial infection. Prednisone is appropriate for a short period of time. ...Read more

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I'm on prednisone for sinus infection. I have a leg cramp from work. Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for pain on this medication?

I'm on prednisone for sinus infection. I have a leg cramp from work. Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for pain on this medication?

Let your doctor know: And see what they say and have it recorded in your chart. Usually it's safe, But your doctor knows your history, other medications, medical conditions, things that would make a better decision if s/he knew about it first to then advise you on it now. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed prednisone for my sinus infection. I take 1 daily for 5 days. I took 1 yesterday at 1:00 p.m. I took 2 aleve at 7:30 A.M, can I take my prednisone or will it cause damage?

I've been prescribed prednisone for my sinus infection. I take 1 daily for 5 days. I took 1 yesterday at 1:00 p.m. I took 2 aleve at 7:30 A.M, can I take my prednisone or will it cause damage?

Yes but: Do realize that this combination increases your risk of having stomach inflammation and even bleeding. Are you also on an antibiotic since Prednisone is not the usual medication for sinusitis if taken alone? ...Read more

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Took prednisone for a sinus infection now my entire face has broken out in acne. I finished the dose when will the acne go away?

Took prednisone for a sinus infection now my entire face has broken out in acne. I finished the dose when will the acne go away?

Most likely: Steroids can certainly be a contributing factor to the development of acne. Now that you have completed the course of therapy, the acne should resolve. Eat a healthy diet, wash your face with mild soap to help keep it clean--do not scrub hard.
If the acne persists, see your physician. He mat want to prescribe an acne cream to help resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Sinus infection/cold in last two months; tonsils inflamed for 3 weeks and won't go away despite levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone for the sinus issue. No symptom?

Tonsillitis: These organs are part of the immune system and when inflamed are generally doing their job appropriately. Occasionally they may be overwhelmed by infection and then have to be removed, but this decision is best made by frequency of symptomatic disease and examination by an ENT doctor. This is the person to go to if you want these tonsils examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can prednisone help with blocked sinus passages?

Can prednisone help with blocked sinus passages?

Yes, carefully: Prednisone is sometimes used when other treatments have failed. A large part of treating sinusitis is treating the inflammation, so the lining of the sinuses can shrink and the sinus can drain. Prednisone is also used to shrink or control polyps. It is not usually a long term solution. See an ent, especially if this treatment has been recommended repeatedly. ...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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Taking prednisone for 10days prior to sinus surgy. Can I do anythng to prevent h20 weight? I dnt wnt to gain or bloat if possible!

Taking prednisone for 10days prior to sinus surgy. Can I do anythng to prevent h20 weight? I dnt wnt to gain or bloat if possible!

Yes: Avoid salty foods. Do not add any salt to your foods, and do not eat chips, fries, pizza, etc which may be quite salty. This is the biggest culprit to water retention when taking prednisone. ...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

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Have laryngitis for 6 weeks due to sinus congestion. Tried 10 days levaquin (levofloxacin) and then prednisone for 6 days. Still sick. What to do??

Have laryngitis for 6 weeks due to sinus congestion. Tried 10 days levaquin (levofloxacin) and then prednisone for 6 days. Still sick. What to do??

ENT: Hoarseness of 6 weeks duration deserves an ENT opinion. You may need to have endoscopy of your sinuses and vocal cords. Call ASAP for ENT exam. ...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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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