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Do steroid shots for sinus infections make it hard to sleep?

Do steroid shots for sinus infections make it hard to sleep?

It can: Some people react to steroids with insomnia. It could be that the sinus pain is keeping you awake. It is also possible that with your sinuses blocked you are having some bouts of sleep apnea at night which will hopefully clear when your sinuses improve. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Does a cortisone shot help a sinus infection?

Yes: Steroids are potent anti-inflammatories. They should help decrease swollen nasal passages associated with sinusitis. ...Read more

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How can Celestone (betamethasone) shot help persistent sinus infection? I am on my 2nd round of antibitioics and it doesn't want to go away. Doc put shot today,

How can Celestone (betamethasone) shot help persistent sinus infection?  I am on my 2nd round of antibitioics and it doesn't want to go away. Doc put shot today,

Antiinflammatory: Celestone is a steroid and steroids are anti-inflammatory medications. They cut down on the swelling and inflammation that is so often a factor in chronic sinusitis. Making sure not to smoke or be around smoke and using antihistamines and nasal saline can help as well. Good luck and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Given a steroid shot for a sinus infection. Forgot to mention to the doc that I am on testosterone therapy. Is there any contradictions?

Given a steroid shot for a sinus infection. Forgot to mention to the doc that I am on testosterone therapy. Is there any contradictions?

No: There are many different type of steroid hormones and medical uses. Testosterone, of course, is an androgenic steroid (of which there are also many) used primarily to treat androgen deficiency in males. I suspect the steroid shot you received for your sinusitis was a corticosteroid used to help relieve the inflammation and symptoms and no contraindications with being given both. ...Read more

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I received a steroid shot for a recurring sinus infection. When will i feel better?

I received a steroid shot for a recurring sinus infection. When will i feel better?

24hrs if on abx : If antibiotics were given for a sinus infection a steroid injection will expedite recovery. If however a antibiotic was not given, steroids may suppression your immune and therefore prolong your illness. When considering corticosteroids therapy always confer with your physician and way the pros and cons. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on cefdinir and benzonatate also give me a shot of steroids for my sinus infection. What else can I take to dry sinus up?

My doctor put me on cefdinir and benzonatate also give me a shot of steroids for my sinus infection. What else can I take to dry sinus up?

Sinus vs lung: Cefdinir is antibiotics, broad spectrum. Benzonatate is an anesthetic geared to decrease the cough reflex in the lungs. Antihistamines are anti allergy and anti secretion medicines that we use for sinus drainage and sometimes we add a nasal steroid for it. Talk to your doctor to know what is really being treated. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more