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Are steroid shots recommended to help get over URIs and ear infections such as otitis externa? And where on the body are they given?
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
I've been sick for 4 months, should I be concerned about something underlying? URI, sinus infection, pneumonia, influenza a. I just can't get better.
Immune problem: You may have an impaired immune system making it difficult to you to fight off infections. Consider an allergy consult to find out what the problem may be. ...Read more
Period started on12th. Unprot sex on18th. Bleeding little on22nd. Taking antibiot for uri/vaginal infection. Loyaltopill. Took morningaft. Pregnancy?
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a crick in neck that is going to my shoulders. I am recovering from a URI and sinus infection.
Gp said my 2 year old has a URI and chest infection (had x-ray) is there anything i can do to make him more comfortable as his cough is really bad.
URI: Sounds like a viral infection. Did your gp provide you with a nebulizer and albuterol for the coughing? We try not to recommend otc cough suppressants for the very young due to side effects. If his cough is due to drainage, you could try some saline drops to the nose and bulb suction. A warm heating pad to the chest could also help as could humidity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Told take decongestant for URI w/ sinus infection & laryngitis. Won't it make the laryngitis worse? Saw ENT & no vocal cord issues but got prednisone.
Likely safe, but...: Seems like you have already been seen by at least one physician and maybe more than one.The best time to ask questions about med recommendations and review concerns is with the physician prescribing the treatment.So i would contact your physician mainly. In general using decongestants may be helpful, or may not. Studies are not impressive. Hydrate, avoid smoke, consider saline irrigation.Talk to doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3yo was diagnosis w/ a dbl ear infection and URI (with nasty productive cough) on Wed. He had had a fever sun & mon but not again until today and it's 102?
Pediatrician: You should take him back to see your family doctor or pediatrician and be examined. Three yr olds can become very ill very quickly. ...Read more
Caught a bad cold while miscarrying. I have fever of 100.1 but feel fine (- cold symptoms) should I beworried about infection or could it just b cold?
Dr prescribed 1000mg of amoxcillian q12 hrs for strep & uri, it has given me a yeast infection what's the best OTC antifungal to treat secondary infec?
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