Prednisone for nasal congestion

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Anybody have success taking prednisone for sinus congestion and possible infection?
I just went to the doctor very sick with congestion, fever, cough, nasal drip, sinus pressure. She told me she thought I might have COPD, and if things did not clear up she also gave me a prescription for Prednisone. I told her I do not want to take it, but she gave me the prescription anyhow in case I needed it. I am looking for some information myself as to what is it supposed to do for you.
I was operated about 30 years ago for nasal polyp (I am 46 now)which was detected during a routine medical check up. Last year in the month of Apr i developed severe nasal congestion with relief only coming from nasal drops called Otrivin. An ENT surgeon checked me and gave medicines also stating that there are a number of polyp's in both nostrils.
My 4 yr. old has had chronic nasal congestion for 2 years now. We've had adenoids removed due to recurring sinus infections. Shortly thereafter - snoring began w/ an obstructive sleep apnea dx. We then has his tonsils removed (extremely large and we were told was the cause of the OSA). Since then, snoring is gone and no sinus infections, however, his nose is constantly stuffy. He's still having to breath through his mouth. I had allergy testing done - positive to peanuts, cats, & dogs.
But generally speaking, rest assured there are a large percentage of SVR people out there that are using steroidal creams/shampoos (which are absorbed into your body and do have an immunosuppressive effect) for rashes, and/or are using steroidal nasal sprays for congestion, and/or are taking steroidal inhalers for asthma, and/or in rare instances have used strong steroidal meds like IV solumedrol to suppress a serious allergic reaction (like from a bee sting).
These medications relieve inflammation, increase nasal airflow and may help shrink polyps.' 'Treatment for nasal polyps may also involve surgery. When medications aren't effective, your doctor may recommend removing your polyps. This is often the only option for people with cystic fibrosis who usually don't respond to steroids. The type of operation depends on the size, number and location of the polyps.
Started with classic bronchitis symptome... sore throat, nasal congestion - yellow mucus, hoarse voice, frequent dry cough-note:about the same time I cleaned my mothers basement and porch which was FULL of dust and very damp and nasty. I spent about an hour down there. Saw my GP the day I got back and he said there was a virus going around. Two days later I woke up in the middle of the night with a deep whining-wheezing-gurgling sound in my chest.
I haven’t had much success with stopping the symptoms; I was prescribed Flonase which I used as a replacement for the Prednisone but is did not work as well. The symptoms still returned . Do you know of other nasal steroid sprays I could research? SepiaTurtleMoonFace: I had tests done which showed I have major allergies to cats. My ex-wife was a cat breeder and we had 5 to 8 cats living in the house at any given time. I moved out in 2005 and have since lived in 3 other residences.
I have been around cats for years and recently came up positive for cat and dust allergy. I have chest congestion and a cough. I do not have asthma. The symptoms are not relieved by taking an antihistamine. I have had total elimination of symptoms with prednisone. Any suggestions other than living on pred?
In 2012 with our strange S CA weather this winter, I have had constant sinus congestion/swelling, post nasal drip, nose bleeds after trying a different prescription antihistamine spray and it seems saline rinses and daily Claritin offer no relief. I will also add..About 10 months, I got a referral to an ENT who did a very brief exam of my nasal passages and ordered sinus x-rays.They came back normal.
Finally my family doc sent me to get a cat san of my sinuses which showed severe blockage as well as a deviated right septum- the ENT suggested surgery which I am all for considering I am on my 3rd antibiotic in the past month, my 2nd round of steroids and relying onice packs all over my face and vicidon for some minimal relief- I also have tried all kinds of nasal sprays, Afrin, Nasacourt, Nasonex-- I even tried natural remedies like grapefruit seed extract diluted w/ warm water as a nasal was
it appears that i have been addicted to the neosyneferin nasal spray for two years now..it all began when i became ill with a siunus infection and i needed something to open my nasal passages..i started on the neosynefrin and could never get off it after that..i also suffer from time to time with what the doctor refered to as medicine nose, which is what i am going through again at the moment..my nose is continually blocked with constant discharge..
We do, over and over. I’ve seen 6 years of ENTs, Allergist, Pulmonary specialist, etc for a chronic cough from post nasal drip from 3 different health insurances making it about probably 100 doctors from UCLA, St. Johns and Cedar Sinai and nothing. Test from 2- 48 hr. Bravo pH testing, numerous allergy testing, numerous x-rays, CT Scans, not to mention the Asthma testing I hate that actually makes my breathing worse and more shallow. Now what.
I have suffered from asthma and allergies for years. The nasal congestion and drainage often induces my asthma. Once the asthma starts, I have to take prednisone to quiet down my asthma symptoms. Prednisone has many side effects and I have looked into this procedure as a hope to avoid taking steroids--or at least decrease them. The doctor that I saw invented this procedure at the Cleveland Clinic.
and Pulmonary, I was sent home with nasal wash and Rx for Atrovent nasal spray and Nexium. Prior to visiting these docs. I had seen 2 ENT's locally, one GI specialist for upper endoscopy, 1 endocrinologist, 1 endocrine surgeon, my primary care physician, 2 local pulmonary specialists, an ENT at Johns Hopkins (he totally blew me off- 5 min exam. and told me to come back in 8 weeks)a local immunologist ... and a Pulmonary specialist at the University of Penn.
I have been to an ENT, no concern apparently for a CT scan. I have been to an allergist and he seems to think that my nasal area is being compromised by "something"...possibly chemicals??????????? I will post any further info and wish us all luck in finding the never ending solution.
They keep putting me on useless hayfever tablets, nasal sprays which just do not work at all. The nasal sprays give me relief for about 5 minutes max. I'm now on a variety of inhalers which are also not working. I had a low lung capacity reading... but I know I do not have athsma. I can run for miles and not have difficulty breathing... it's just all the mucus getting in my way. The inhalers have not helped get rid of my chronic cough at all.
I have had this for 6 miserable years. Nothing works, nasal rinses twice a day per doctor. Steroid nasal sprays- don't work, antihistamines don't work. increased water intake did not work, humidifer in bedroom did not help. Elevating the head of the bed is suppose to help with vasomotor rhinitis- did not help. Spent $1,000 on hepa air filter on furnace to help with any air irritiants - did not help- my house smells good that is about it.
my 5 year old has very bad nasal congestion but with no discharge whatsoever. in the last two weeks she has caught a cold/flu twice and has had very high temps (103+). the fever is relentless and has been going on for 6 days now. we've been to the doc's twice - she just said give tylenol/motrin. we went again today and they did x-rays to see if it was pneumonia (came negative). she's currently taking nasal spray for possible dust allergy but it has had hardly any affect on the congestion.
An ENT specialist placed me on Astelin to help with nasal congestion, but the cough persists. I've taken a spirometry test whch came back normal, and an allergy test which was also negative. I've had chest pain, especially around my heart. The doctor said this was probably heartburn from the predinsone so he prescribed Nexium 40mg twice a day for this. This helps some, but recently the chest pain has begun to reappear.
My condition has not improved much overall and I continue to have nasal congestion as well... I have noticed after these physiotherapy sessions that my back is quite sore, especially after work (mostly sitting and walking). I have been told by friends with back problems that it hurts more before the problem goes away, so I have my fingers crossed. Perhaps you should see if your doctor could feel the tightness of your back muscles and see if this suggestion may help you.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
I've been on protonix for 3 months, Claritin for 3 months, and qnasl for 3 months. All with little or no relief. Had several chest x rays that were all normal. One of them showed a very mild hyperinflation. I've recently had a full blood work up, awaiting results. I'm scheduled for a methacholine challenge next week as well as complete PFTs. I also had a CT sinuses which I am waiting results. Had 2 consecutive courses of zpack with no change. I can't stnd this anymore.
Please don't take steroids indiscriminately without consulting your doctor. The constant runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion could be due to vasomotor rhinitis, in which the symptoms occur in response to a trigger, like eating spicy food or going outside in the cold. The primary treatment is simply avoiding the things that trigger your symptoms. It is often treated with a drying nasal spray (like Atrovent) and antihistamines like chlopheneramine and lovatidine are effective.
now i am taking advair diskus, trikof-d and hv tussive syrrup, prednisone and astelin nasal inhaler for a reactive airways/asthma. kinda getting at my wits end with this but the coughing is more controlled with the trikopf pills. chest xrays are clear but just can't kick the congestion, drainage and cough w/o meds.
He put me on Keflex antibiotic for 3 weeks, prescribed Nasocort steroid spray and a 7-day prescription for prednisone oral steroid tablets. That has eliminated the nasal stuffiness, but I still get bouts of the pressure and drainage down my throat and into my chest. Not sure if this is going to work, but I'm trying to remain optimistic. I appreciate you sharing the info about the vibration therapy.
The radiation treatments have done more for me than the 2 decompressions! I have been struggling to taper off Prednisone for 18 months without success. It had caused me to have Steroid Induced Cushing's Syndrome along with all the side affects from that. First off, having another RAI will surely cause you MORE PROBLEMS! It will INCREASE the antibodies and you do not need that. If you are stable with all your levels, I would do nothing.
I have history of chronic sinusitis and had surgery a few years ago for it, was on prednisone, levaquin and avelox in nov/dec and ct scan showed some blockage, but surgeon said he could do surgery but I wasn't sure. My pcp said that this ent is a good doc, and doesn't just do surgery on everyone which I like, but while i was in with the ent he said the radiologist saw more blockage than he was seeing. Could this be d/t radiologist is looking at my films and ent is looking at a CD?
Symptoms are treated as they occur - sinus sprays like Afrin for sinus congestion, migraine medication for headache, and breathing treatments for asthmatic reactions. The treatment takes a full day, and in rare cases two or three consecutive days to complete. After treatment, the patient must take aspirin everyday or they will be sensitive to it again. Some ariticles on the subject say that the treatment should be done in a hospital.
Over a month ago I developed a sinus infection, congestion fever. Took a zpak, felt good while on it. The day I stopped I started to feel crummy and the fever came back. Went back to the dr after 10 days and I tried levaquin 500mg for three days, on the third day I really lost my appetite, and was shaking/shivering with chills. So the next day the dr switched to clindamycin 300mg and prednisone.
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