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What is in the steroid shot my doctor gave me for sinus infection? How does it work?

What is in the steroid shot my doctor gave me for sinus infection? How does it work?

Anti-inflammatory: Steroids are the best anti-inflammatory medications we have to treat allergic and infectious inflammation in the respiratory tract - from the sinuses to the lungs. Steroid injections allow higher doses and faster onset of action than the tablets or nasal sprays, but expose the rest of the body's organ system to higher levels. You shouldn't get injections more than once or twice a year, if that. ...Read more

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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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Got a steroid shot and amox i have a sinus infection with severe headache. What is the shot for?

Got a steroid shot and amox i have a sinus infection with severe headache. What is the shot for?

Might help.: Steroids bring down swelling and inflammation so your symptoms may improve sooner. They are especially effective in patients with sinusitis due to nasal polyps because the steroids shrink polyps. It is also helpful to use decongestants and saline sinus rinses to help treat a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen
Daily
Use nasal saline spray or Neti Pot to help rinse sinuses
Once
Use antihistamine such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra
Daily
Try a long, warm shower or a humidifier
Daily
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Keep getting what feels like a sinus infection but with no fever. dr gives me a steroid shot and antibiotics. The shot clears it up but it comes back?

Keep getting what feels like a sinus infection but with no fever. dr gives me a steroid shot and antibiotics. The shot clears it up but it comes back?

See Allergist/ENT: There are several reasons: (1)something is obstructing the sinus drainage causing recurrence of infections (hay fever is a common cause (2)The antibiotic used might not have been the right one or taken long enough. (3) The presence of an immune defect Rec: an allergy/immunology consult. ...Read more

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My daughter had a steroid shot in her left hip yesterday for a sinus infection. She is having pain in her right leg/calf should I be concerned?

My daughter had a steroid shot in her left hip yesterday for a sinus infection. She is having pain in her right leg/calf should I be concerned?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Take all of your antibiotic, even if you're feeling better
once
Avoid smoking, or exposure to smoke
once
Use a room humidifier and keep it clean!
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Know there are no activity restrictions—do what you feel able to do
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Doc said sinus infection. On Zithromax (day 3), steroid spray & steroid shot. Pain above left eye & face (sharp). Been a week. Annoying. Suggestions?

Doc said sinus infection. On Zithromax (day 3), steroid spray & steroid shot. Pain above left eye & face (sharp). Been a week. Annoying. Suggestions?

May want to try Neti: Pot using distilled warm water to help drain sinus congestion. If any eye lid swelling with fever, see your eye doctor immediately. You don't want to develop orbital cellulitis. Use cool mist humidifier if your home/apt is dry. and follow up with your doctor if your symptoms aren't improving. Reduce stress and get plenty of rest in, and turn off TV, computers, iPhone & hydrate as much as possible. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Drink Green Tea
every 4 hours
Humming sounds like "oooommm'
hourly, while awake
Drink Water with lime/lemon and honey
3x day
Pulsatile Nasal/Sinus Irrigation
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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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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

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Steroids (Definition)

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