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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?
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
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
3 days only on prednisone for asthma - 40mg, 20 mg then 10mg. Feel sinus pain and fullness one side. Could prednisone cause sinus infection? Fungal?
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.
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
Took prednisone in dec for sinus problem and while on this medicine developed skipped heart beats. Is there any way to restore regular heart beats?
Prednisone: Can worsen palpitations. ..If in going after long discontinuation then see your physician especially if symptomatic. ...Read more
Stop'd prednisone (20mg/day for sinus)bc of bad side effects;now at day 3 after last pill and BP is still high w/ rapid heart rate. When normalize?
How long: How long were you on it? It can be quite dangerous to suddenly stop without a taper. ...Read more
My dr wants to put me on prednisone for a persistent sinus infection. I have thyroid problems and am nervous. Will prednisone affect my thyroid?
Not likely: If you are controlled on thyroid medication you should be fine. ...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
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: 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
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??
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?
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