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Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?

Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?

Yes, sometimes: Encephalitis (brain swelling) may be mild to severe. Active medical management is required in both the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Steroids are sometimes used, as they are a very useful at reducing inflammation. Though they are not used for all patients who present with encephalitis, they are part of many treatment regimens. ...Read more

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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Can chronic dehydration cause chronic hives (physical urticaria) since water directly affects histamine production in the blood? Rehydration cure it?

Can chronic dehydration cause chronic hives (physical urticaria) since water directly affects histamine production in the blood? Rehydration cure it?

No.: dehydration is not a standard cause of hives. Of course it certainly is easy enough to find out. Frankly, NEURODERMATITIS https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/neurodermatitis/who-gets-causes is more common than association with dehydration. ...Read more

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Can an epidural cause face swelling?

Can an epidural cause face swelling?

If you have allergy: To the numbing medicine used during an epidural. If your tongue swells and you have hard time breathing, go to the er. If the symptom is mild, it will get better on it's own. ...Read more

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Can migraines be caused from systemic inflamation?

Can migraines be caused from systemic inflamation?

TRIGGERS: Migraine is a hereditary condition due to inordinate sensitivity of brain neurotransmitters, especially glutamate, due to both external and internal triggers. Any type of infection or widespread inflammation may act as a provocateur, but so might bright sunshine or a variety of foods. ...Read more

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Can flu mist nasal spray cause meningitis, encephalitis or death ?

Can flu mist nasal spray cause meningitis, encephalitis or death ?

Unlikely: No deaths have been reported with nasal vaccine. In large series there were no severe side effects. There are few reports of meningitis and even fewer of encephalitis that were reported after introduction of the vaccine. These complications are listed in the package insert and the fda web site. Considering the huge number of children and adults vaccinated, these complications are unlikely. ...Read more

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Can natural anti-inflammatory compounds relieve joint inflammation caused by Lyme disease?

Can natural anti-inflammatory compounds relieve joint inflammation caused by Lyme disease?

Not really.: Lyme disease should be treated with Doxycycline as recommened by the cdc and national academy of medicine, (except in children-amoxicillin, and pregnant females-erythromycin.)you can take an otc NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) for your jont pain, or get an rx from your pcp. Arthritis is a main feature of lyme, and needs more than symptom control. 3-0mega fatty acids can reduce inflammation and improve lipids. ...Read more

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Can deep vein thrombosis be caused by steroids like prednisone?

Can deep vein thrombosis be caused by steroids like prednisone?

Depends: I have not seen a study that shows Prednisone increases the likelyhood of DVT unless it is high dose. But remember estrogen is considered a steroid as well and it has been shown to have an increase in risk of dvt. ...Read more

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Can erythema multiforme be caused by viral or bacterial infection?

Yes: Erythema multiforme is an allergic reaction. Many times the cause is not found. Sometimes the cause is an infection by viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, etc... Other times, the cause is related to a variety of medications. ...Read more

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Could oral sudafed reduce brain inflammation/irritation?

Could oral sudafed reduce brain inflammation/irritation?

No: Sudafed decreases swelling of mucous membranes in the nose.. It would be ineffective reducing swelling in the brain. ...Read more

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Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?

Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?

Encephalitis: Brain swelling or edema is a situation in which inflammation, from infection causes brain tissue to swell. It is possible for the swelling to resolve but the course to normal can be very long due to the effect of the infection. Brain paosy refers to weakness or paralysis of the muscles due to an abnormality of brain function. Either can be fatal and either can resolve. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause 1 swollen eye?

Can hay fever cause 1 swollen eye?

Possible: Hay fever causes an allergic reaction, which could be asymmetric. If the eye stays swollen after using cool compresses, over the counter antihistamines or over the counter ketotifen (allergy eye drop), then see your eye md. ...Read more

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How common is encephalitis caused by vaccine allergy?

How common is encephalitis caused by vaccine allergy?

Exceedingly rare: Extraordinarily rare. In fact, almost unheard of in the literature, vaers reporting system or medical studies involving vaccinations. ...Read more

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Can facial nerve palsy occurring from trauma of gun shots be treated?

Can facial nerve palsy occurring from trauma of gun shots be  treated?

Yes: If the gunshot wound to the face completely transsected the facial nerve, there are nerve grafts which can be placed to reanimate the face. There are also sling procedures which can be performed to restore symmetry to the face at rest. ...Read more

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Can arthritic symtoms occur after antibiotic treatment of lymes disese?

Can arthritic symtoms occur after antibiotic treatment of lymes disese?

In most cases, Lyme: Arthritis does not recur after appropriate therapy for this infection although reinfection can certainly occur. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more