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Why Would My Doctor Prescribe Prednisone And Antibiotics
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
I have been having itchy condition in different parts of the body for over 2 months now. The Doctor prescribed persivate cream as well as prednisone with antibiotic but still the condition continue.
Itchy: Pruritis. Could be internal: labs and blood count may help. Thyroid possible too. Take a diary perhaps somehng in your enviroent making you itch ...Read more
Is prednisone typical treatment for a stye? Doc prescribed 60mg/day 5 days which seems overkill. Also gave antibiotics which I expected.
Not particularly: I never had occasion to use in over more than 3 decades in primary care. That said, I do not have your history or exam findings and am not informed of any additional issues at the visit. Sounds lie you need to communicate more with the treating doc. ...Read more
My doctor prescribe prednisone for my hives for a week. It didn't go away, its been 5months & I'm still taking anti histamine so it won't appear everyday?
Common: That's common with chronic urticaria, prednisone was to control a flare up, and not to eradicate it altogether, you still have to be on daily antihistamines to control the chronic condition, better see an allergist / dermatologist if you haven't done so already, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Pos cerv node swollen for a month pea sized mobile, 2 rounds of antibiotics, prednisone, doc not concerned, how long is time to be concerned?
Cervical node: If it is pea sized and mobile it sounds like a safe lymph node. Worrisome lymph nodes are generally larger; about an inch and are not mobile and often there are more than 1. Continue to follow up with your doctor and if it changes; consider a biopsy. All the best. ...Read more
Not usually used: Most infections are not treated with steroids since many times steroids can make infections worse. On rare occassions, steroid nose sprays are used in the treatment of sinus infections. In rare brain or CNS inections, steroids can be of benefit. I think most physicians would agree that steroids are not typically used for infection. ...Read more
I am a 50 years old female just diagnosed wit vey low platelet 4000 the doctor prescribe prednisone to her is that a good option?
Thrombocytopenia or low platelets have a variety of causes. It may be immune mediated or Idiopathic which means we don't know the cause. (ITP). It can be transient, acute or chronic or recurrent. It may be associated with hematologic malignancies as well and a bone marrow biopsy may be need.
Prednisone is often the first line treatment and plasmapharesis, vincristine and gmcsf are sometimes used. ...Read more
I got a rash (that is almost gone) all over my body from an antibiotic, doctor took me off and put me on prednisone. Can I still tan in a tanning bed?
I'm having p.rosea right now almost 10weeks. And my doctors prescribe me a prednisone and im taking it almost a month. Does prednisone safe in my case?
Maybe, maybe not: Almost all medicines have potential adverse effects. The art of medicine is balancing those against their potential benefit. Side-effects of Prednisone are related to its dose and duration of taking. They include: diabetes, stretch marks on skin, thinning of bones, hypertension, psychiatric changes. Discuss with your doctor whether the ratio of risk to benefit is favorable for you. ...Read more
What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Pneumonia: A severe bronchitis, an asthmatic bronchitis or a pneumonia might be an indication for the drugs you have listed. The Prednisone would help with the inflammatory reaction causing wheezing and shortness of air, the Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic and the Hycodan is to help alleviate the coughing. ...Read more
For what kind of lung infections would a doctor prescribe prednisone, levequine, or hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Doctor for a couple of months I have had to take prednisone, and some antibiotic, for bronchitis, and severe allergy's, symptoms, some wheezing, mucus?
My throat been hurting for months on and off. I've been to the doctor. No strep or nothing that looks abnormal. I been on antibiotics and prednisone.
ENT doc: If you have not seen an ENT specialist, this is the time to do it. ...Read more
My husband is already on an antibiotic and Prednisone for strep throat. Now his eyes are red. Should he go back to a doctor? Or is this common?
Yes he should return:
Was he tested for strep infection? I wonder if he could have a viral infection that affects the throat and the eyes. It is unclear if the redness is due to inflammation of the conjunctiva or bleeding into the conjunctiva, any eye discharge etc. At any rate he should return to the MD for re-evaluation. Take care.
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I have an upper respiratory infection how long am I contagious? Doctor gave me an antibotic and prednisone do I need both?
URI contagious: If you have a viral upper respiratory infection, two - three days. If you have a bacterial respiratory infection, which may follow the viral uri, generally this is not contagious. Bacterial infections generally follow the insult from the virus. Antibiotics will shorten the duration of a bacterial infection. Prednisone speeds up recovery quickest, but should be used with caution. ...Read more
Prednisone prescribed for pneumonia no antibiotics. 4th day and now getting worse. Keep waking up body temp rise and can't breathe is this normal?
No: If really pneumonia it would not be treated with just prednisone. There are inflammatory conditions of the lung that behave like pneumonia and might be treated with Prednisone alone. In any case if getting worse either way someone should contact their doctor right away, and if very short of breath may even need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Hi Dr., I have bronchitis for 10 days now. Took antibiotics and prednisone my dr prescribed, but still feel tired and dry cough, esp at night. How long until I get full strength back? I have been planning to take a long flight next week (in 6 days),
My doctor prescribed prednisone to me for my bronchitis. What does it do specifically to aid in getting over the bronchitis?
Fights inflammation: Prednisone is a strong anti-inflammatory medication. Perhaps you have had some narrowing of your bronchial tubes - and maybe some wheezing. Prednisone may help these symptoms. Prednisone is usually taken for a brief period of time, though. Taking it for long periods may increase your risk for diabetes, obesity, and bone thinning. But taken for a brief period may help your symptoms greatly. ...Read more
Have a bad rash the doctors at urgent care prescribed me Prednisone Q-dryl & Famotide but rash doesn't go away keeps on spreading! What is it?
My orthopedic doctor prescribed me Xanax (alprazolam) and prednisone together. Is that a bad mix? I'm scared to take them.
My doctor prescribed prednisone 20mg tab. For acute tonsillitis for 7 days twice a day. What are the short term side effects?
I was prescribed antibiotics & prednisone for a bug bite that caused an allergic reaction & became infected Do I absolutely have to take the steroids?
Training/education: A combination of medical training, knowledge of the bacterial spectrum of specific antibiotics and bacterial resistance patterns, and use of published treatment guidelines. ...Read more
My daughter have cough with thick mucus. Doctor prescribe cefixime for 5 days. Why antibiotic for just cough?
I went to the doctor and told me I have fluids in both of my ears. And I'm still feeling off balance. She prescribe antibiotic but still I feel dizz.
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