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Why Would My Doctor Prescribe Prednisone And Antibiotics For Bronchitis
Assist breathing: Bronchitis could cause a tight sensation in the chest. Prednisone is a steroid that works to open up the bronchioles. Prednsione can sometimes help to improve the tight sensation. It also helps to improve wheezing if it is heard on physical examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my fluticasone nasal spray say on the leaflet "use caution when taking with prednisone"? My doctor prescribed me both for bronchitis.
Precaution: The fda mandates certain wording when it comes to steroids. Fluticasone is a steroid but when used as directed should not pose through the body side effects. Prdenisone pills could cause side effects and should be used only when other medicnes are not effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor prescribed me azithromycin, prednisone, and hydromet syrup for bronchitis. Is it safe to take these 3 medicines all at once? I forgot to ask
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
I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?
Its for your PAIN: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4 is an Opiate Analgesic like Vicodin Used for PAIN . it contains 60mg of codeine and 300mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Codeine metabolizes into morphine (1/10th of the dose) so its about 6mg of oral morphine per does with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the added pain relief. As Hydrocodone has been rescheduled to CII, it leaves physician's with codeine as the strongest opiate that can be refilled, less habit forming. ...Read more
I hv bronchiti I am on antibiotic & prednisone since wed. I still wheezing & cough occastionaly. Is ok 2 c 3yr old who just hd bronchitis 2 wk ago?
Yes: Although bronchitis is generally caused by a virus and therefore not helped by antibiotics, you should be fine. The reason antibiotics are sometimes prescribed is that as we get older, we are at increased risk for secondary infections, like pneumonia. Since the 3 year old just had bronchitis, his/her immune system should be in full gear. Have fun! ...Read more
My doctor has me on a prednisone (20 mg) schedule of 3-3-2-2-1-1. Is this a standard-sufficient dosage when recovering from a bout of bronchitis?
Will using mucinex (guaifenesin) dm help with bronchitis and asthma was prescribe prednisone 20mg ariythomicin 250mg for 7 days om gor 4 daytake pro air and advair?
Doubtful: The "active" ingredient in Mucinex (guaifenesin) is guaiafenisin. It has been hawked by drug huxters as an expectorant for for over 50 years-- something wonderful for loosening up phlegm so you can cough it up from your congested lungs. When the AMA Drug Evaluations was published in 1980, pharm companies were aghast, because it evaluated which drugs worked best. This one was "at least as good as a placebo". ...Read more
Remedies for a deep congested cough? Went to doctor, had chest X-ray and it was normal. Dr said bad bronchitis. 20mg of prednisone & advair. What else can I do to get rid of this cough?!?!
Cough: If the medications your doctor gave you do help cure the cough, consider other causes for the cough. One of these is gastrointestinal reflux disease (gerd). Gerd can be present without symptoms of heart burn. Speak to your physician (p) about the possibility of your having gerd and your p may consider putting you on a proton pump inhibitor to see if that stops your coughing. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives. The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips
No need: What you are describing is not necessarily an allergy. Some individuals develop hives when they acquire a viral infection. Allergy testing is of no value in this case. You can always have a rast blood test, which is inferior to the skin test, but i still do not see the need for it in your case. The hives should subside once the infection resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor prescribe prednisone for my hives for a week. It didnt go away,its been 5months & i'm still taking anti histamine so it wont appear everyday?
Common: That's common with chronic urticaria, prednisone was to control a flare up, andnot 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Possibly, yes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
For what kind of lung infections would a doctor prescribe prednisone, levequine, or hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Im 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
My throat been hurting for months on and off..ive 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
Was in hospital for vasculitis in my lower half of my body.taking prednisone An antibiotics, the last 2 days I realized the skin on the bottom of my ball sack is red with like almost a shiny leather look. Im in the army and am 2 busy 2 see doctor.
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. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
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
Er doctor prescribed me zpack for bronchitis is it safe to take he mentioned my milk allergy not sure y. should i ask for a different antibiotic?
Bronchitis & asthma on prednisne antibiotic & neb peak flow from 600 to 390 after week back to 500. Should i see pulmonologist not pcp for asthma?
I think i have.bronchitis cough its not productive. Slight fever and chills. Achy body. Do doctors prescribe cough syrup here?
Cold: It sounds like you have cold and not bronchitis yet. You can purchase an otc cough medication with anitussive and/or expectorant features depending the appearance of your cough. You can use otc tylenol for the rest of your symptoms for the time being without a need for a prescription. ...Read more
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
I was prescribed Zpak, Prednisone, and Acetaminophen/Codeine syrup for Bronchitis. Should this be helpful?
Medications: The ZPak is a good broad spectrum antibiotic and Prednisone will treat inflammation, particularly if you had wheezing on exam. The cough syrup combined with Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with fever and cough. I usually advise using Tylenol (acetaminophen) only for fever and a cough preparation only if you need it to sleep. Most bronchial infections though are viral and not treated with antibiotics. ...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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