Prednisone for respiratory infection

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I had a chest infection about 3/4 weeks ago for which I was prescribe amoxicillin which cleared it up initially but it returned again a few days later. I went back to my GP who gave me another course of amoxicillin and prednisone. I was also put on a nebuliser at the surgery. I took the tablets as directed but felt pretty much the same. On Saturday morning I woke up with migraine like symptoms and I was vomiting for about 3 hours.
The acid destroys the barrier to bacterial infection, and together with the prednisone the patient becomes prone to a sore throat, and infection which may rapidly progress to the lung. Thus, the drill is, when on high-dose oral predisone, avoid esophageal acid erosion. I don't know why this information is not widely known. This is accomplished by: (a) not eating within two hours of sleeping. (b) avoiding foods that contain methylxanthines (chocolate), which relax the sphincter.
Two days after completing the medicine I was rushed to ER and was diagnosed with a bad upper respiratory infection. I was given Moxifloxacin,Prednisone,and Albuterol. On Monday I finish my all my medication and my symptoms has return on Thursday..... Also Tuesday I seen the ENT doctor and he said the MRI showed I had pallets in my nose and I had a sinus INFECTION . WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
Some reasons for coughing: First, Heart Disease- With Heart Disease, the weak heart cannot pump as well...Fluid builds into the lungs causing the cough..The cough is usually MOIST like they're choking on congestion...Actually, they are...The cough is worse in the mornings & during periods of running, playing & excitement....Fluid will show in an xray..... Next- Kennel Cough- This is a virus and antibiotics will do nothing.....
If you suffer from these disorders you know the medications you need. For asthmatics, Albuterol Sulfate emergency inhalers, Prednisone, Ipratropium Bromide, an expectorant, and optimally an electrically operated albuterol sulfate inhaler. You will be surprised to find that there are 12 volt air compressers available for automobiles and fish tanks that can provide the compressed air supply. Adding a filter (but NOT fibreglass!) would help. If you are unsure of the filtering material use none.
I have had a chronic respiratory illness, with sudden onset about 2 months ago. Treatments have included 3 round of antibiotics, nebulizer treatment, LOTS of prednisone, and Flovent inhaler. Rather than getting better on these meds, I am getting weaker, and my breathing is not improved. I have developed "moonface" from the prednisone, as well as a very uncomorftably disstended belly, and I think my hair is starting to fall out.
Thanking physicians who accept my need for less oral prednisone for asthma exacerbations with respiratory infections. I appreciate the steroid oral inhalers and nasal inhalers as a better way to reduce mental agitation affects on my old brain.
Back in the year 2000 I was treated for a fungal infection in my lung and was diagnosed with ABPA and some Bronchiectasis. Over the past 8 years, I’ve been pretty much infection free with maybe one respiratory infection per year. I haven’t lost a day of work due to being sick up until last November. My Pulminologist has been treating the infections with antibiotics every time a different antibiotic.
What lead to me being diagnosed was a terrible respiratory infection that put me in the hospital for 5 days. I am currently on prednisone, plaquenil and imuran. I guess my main question is am I the only one that gets chronic bronchitis. Everytime I turn around I have bronchitis again and am back on antibiotics. I don't know what to do. I can't miss any more work but feel terrible. I am sick again after just finishing two rounds of antibiotics less than a week ago. Any suggestions???
With a recent upper respiratory virus infection, I used a tapering dose of prednisone: 5 days 30mg; 5 days 20 mg; 5 days 10 mg. As I got better, side-effects were worse than the illness. Gastritis required re-starting sucralfate at least at bedtime, agitation and mood swings limited my cognitive function. I limited my driving because of distractibility. I'm 70 with ADHD. This is the second time I've followed the pulmonologist orders for the prednisone with side effects worse than the URI.
Because this illness seems to be a first for you it sounds more like some kind of a sinus infection or other respiratory infection. Possibly viral since the antibotics don't seem to want to help. I'm 29 and I've had many similar infections, allergies seem to contribute to my illnesses starting. I've found that one of the best natural antibiotics is vitamin C. You can safely take large quantities, until you feel better.
A follow-up chest x-ray last week came back looking great, but I am still awaiting blood test results for CBC and IgG, IgM and IgA. Emergency room doc. ordered CT scan for next week to see if there is still some type of sinus infection. I still continue to have sinus pain on right side, especially around jaw and can feel pain in my top teeth. I also discharge a LOT of rubbery, thick mucous from the right side of my nose since the surgery...
I think she was in disbelief that I have lived w/ this all this years. Anyways, she gave me 50 mg of Prednisone to take for 7 days. I was apprehensive, but she reassured me that this would help me breath. Boy, was she right. Right after the very 1st dose, I've been able to breath thru mu nose not my mouth. Amazing!! I also have to use Nasonex spray, 1x/day and allergy testing. She indicated that I would need allergy shots for the next 3-5 years.
I have been on prednisone for 6 months trying to find out where this respiratory problems is coming from. Is it possible that the odor has something to do with my respiratory problem?
he has an upper respiratory infection...as usual..nothing new to me and see i KNEW it...i told my mom this weekend he had something going on.. he has sever allergies and asthma...talk about hell..
Recently I came down with an upper respiratory infection and the doctor prescribed me a penicillin to clear it up. I told the doctor that I had a yeast infection the last time I took an antibiotic. I purchased a probiotic but didnt take it till after the 3rd day of medication and the damage was done already. I got a yeast infection and I have had one before due to antibiotics so I knew what it was.
As a side note to jmjm530's statement about durability - my PCP uses both cotisone and prednisone to treat everything from pain in my hands to respiratory infections and I'm still SVR after 3+ yrs.
Hi! I've been having groin pain and rectal pain with a respiratory infection/sinus infection for over a month with wheezing and blood in my stool. Is it some kind of complex UTI that I need more antibiotics for? I've been on a lot of antibiotics the last few years and recently 6 weeks of azithromycin and now 1 course of flagyl, amycin, and amoxicilin but I'm still wheezing and getting cloudy urine. I have fast heartbeat sometimes, numbness in the feet/arms.
Dec 25, 2007 He ran a fever of 105 F and I rushed him to the er yet again they gave him medicine to bring down the fever and did a chest xray and it came back positive for pnemonia, this time they sent him home on Zithromax and prednisone. January 24, 2008 we were back in the er with breathing troubles. wheezing and hard breathing he was diagnosed with bronchitis and was sent home on prednisone.
Hello everyone, I have been successfully managing my anxiety until a couple weeks ago. Right before Thanksgiving, I had a reaction to Prednisone I was taking to help with an upper respiratory infection. The reaction caused my eyes to swell up and extreme fatigue set in. I went to sleep and awake with pressure in the sides of my head. Seeing a doctor a week later, he indicated that it may be a sinus infection in the deep sinus cavities.
The information you have provided suggests that the primary problem is respiratory (in your lungs or upper respiratory tract) and the first step should be for your doctor determine what is going on in your lungs or sinuses as it is likely that the other symptoms you describe especially “headache all the time” and fatigue are likely to be secondary to the respiratory problem.
If you haven't had a sinus infection for 13 years, then that's great, and I'm happy for you, but some people struggle with them, rinsing or not, and they might benefit from this vibration method.
I've just completed a week on Prednisone and Zithromax. My coughing cleared up for a couple of days but returned. I can't sleep or go any where because it is embarrassing. I also had chest xrays that turned out negative. I go this week and my doctor is going to do allergy test on me to see if something I'm around at home or at work is causing the problem. If you get a relief from something please let me know.
Hi.  I definitely have allergies (cats/ragweed) and asthma.  Two years ago in August, I was sick, vomiting I was so ill.  Twice, two weeks apart.  From that point on fatigue never left me.  Several months later, in February, I came down with a horrible upper respiratory infection at the same time I was exposed to a huge dose of animal protein and a very unsanitary condition filled with unimaginable filth.  I've never lost my voice before, but this time, I could hardly squeak out a word.
Back in the year 2000 I was treated for a fungal infection in my lung and was diagnosed with ABPA. Which possibly created the Broniectasis. Over the past 8 years, I’ve been pretty much infection free with maybe one respiratory infection per year. I haven’t lost a day of work due to being sick up until last November. My Pulminologist has been treating the infections with antibiotics every time a different antibiotic.
Back in the year 2000 I was treated for a fungal infection in my lung and was diagnosed with ABPA. Which possibly created the Bronchiectasis. Over the past 8 years, I’ve been pretty much infection free with maybe one respiratory infection per year. I haven’t lost a day of work due to being sick up until last November. My Pulminologist has been treating the infections with antibiotics every time a different antibiotic.
I am currently on 60 mg of prednisone, hydroxaline (a super strong antihistamine), and a z pack (antibiotics) to treat my respiratory infection, and an epi pen on hand!!! It took 33 years to realize that all of my life, my countless hive breakouts, severe allergic reactions, throat closures and hospital stays, we're caused by an allergic reaction to respiratory infections.
It's also taking me a LONG time to recover from a respiratory infection.
My first thought was- what the heck is going on- I have this bad sinus infection , on meds for that for 20 days- it never goes away- was told to take celexa- (which I took at the same time as the anti-biotic)- and then started having attacks, tingling in my fingers and toes, and then I am being sent to a pyschologists? for anxiety or panic disorder.??? I really hope you get better and I did go to chiropractor ( I have not been in a few months though)...maybe I should go back for a visit.
It starts with a viral upper respiratory infection that puts me to bed for a week in October and a cough that lasts for 2-3 months. I never really get back to normal before I get another viral infection in February or March that puts me to bed again for a week. The cough from that infection lasts until May usually. I am always fine from May until October. I have had a RAST that showed I do not have allergies, even though I sneeze a lot year around.
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