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Is prednisone a safe drug to take for a viral lung infection?

No. Prednisone is not known to be effective in viral infections of the lung and should not be taken without consultation with a physician. Read more...
Not a therapy. Prednisone is not an antiviral therapy. If it is being used your physician will explain why you are on it. It may be to help stop lung bronchospasm with a viral induced asthmatic flare. Read more...

For what kind of lung infection do doctors perscribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Many. Prednisone is a steroid. It is prescribed to reduce inflamation. Hycodan is a cough suppressant, prescribed to control cough. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic, used to kill infections. Prednisone and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are used in the lungs, but elsewhere too. Hycodan is just for cough. 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...

Lung infection prednisone my wife has bee n on prednisone for over a year now every time here prescription runs out she goes into breathing distress.

Respiratory Distress. It appears that your wife has a severe upper respiratory inflammation which is only suppressed by systemic administration of corticosteroids. Check with pulmonologist to see if some other form of anti-inflammatory therapy could be administered or at least added to her current steroid regimen. Read more...

I have a lung infection on meds, prednisone, flovent, ventolin, biaxin (clarithromycin) and nasonex. I have had violent coughs for 3 days my entire back and ribs hurt.

See doctor. I realize that you are already under the care of a doctor and that you may even be treated for whooping cough. If your lung function is in reasonable shape, you should ask your doctor to prescribe you a cough suppressant for a few days. If you have not had a chest x-ray or spiral chest ct, perhaps your doctor may order one since you are not getting better. Any mold or cockroach problem at home? Read more...

Can you get bacterial lung infection by inhalation of aerosolized contaminated water?

Yes. Planning a little terrorist attack? This is always a public health fear; some little devil will simply aeriolize sewer water and give large numbers of people pneumonia. Read more...

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

Depends. If you mean treat...I think not. You need antibiotics. But there are herbal med that boost your immune system and can speed the healing. Also vit d is very important. Start at 2000 iu per day and then get a blood level in a month. Read more...
Need Antibiotics. Herbs can help your immune system but you really need antibiotics is you have a true bacterial lung infection. Read more...
Herbal. Supplements carry a label stating that it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure a disease or ailment. Generally, they boost your immune status helping your body fight the infection and may compliment antibiotic treatment. Colloidal silver has been reported to have both antibacterial and antiviral properties. Read more...