Prednisone for sinus infection

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Anybody have success taking prednisone for sinus congestion and possible infection?
I have been prescribed prednisone for a hearing loss issue today. Ive been und since July 2011. I have not yet taken my post tx vl test although all my blood work looks good. I was wondering if anybody has any info on this. I looked on past posts and found it all to be old and not real specific. Thanks ahead of time!!
I have had an ongoing sinus infection for over 5 years. Under the care of different doctors, I have been prescribed different antibiotics which have had limited success. The infection always returns once the prescription ended. My symptoms start with front and post nasal drip which is a reddish color, and sinus pressure.
Not any better - now slight cough, headache, congestion, dizzy and flushed and at night wake up all sweaty.
I also just saw a report yesterday about antibotics not really helpful for sinus infection. Have you read this? I believe it was small study that was done in Britain. If antibotics are now used to treat sinus infections, how will doctor treat the infections. Thanks so much.
I am on my third round of anti-biotics for a sinus infection and cannot get any relief. The first round was 14 days (cannot remember name) along with a one week supply of Prednisone. The infection seemed to get better, but came back very strong 3 days after my meds were finished. My head hurt so badly that I was crying and had to use an ice pack to help ease the pain. My doctor gave me Levaquin (10 days), another 7 day supply of Prednisone, and Lortab 10mg.
It would be best to visit your doctor for proper evaluation and management for the sinus pain as well as the anxiety. I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
I have had late onset asthma that was dx'd 3 yr ago, however, at the time I also had a sinus infection and I did not understand asthma at all . It basically went untreated until recently when it totally became out of control. I have for 3yr had tons of excessive mucus but was unaware of where it actually wass coming from. I thought sinus , biut it seems much of the problem is asthma related since a breathing test recently showed my lungs were not working at full capacity.
I have had a sinus infection for about 8 weeks. Symptoms did not resolve with antibiotics so I went to an ENT. A recent CT scan revealed that I have an infection in both the maxilary and sphenoid sinuses. I am taking prednisone, amoxicilan, rx decongestant and two antibiotics and a steroid delivered by a nasal nebulizer. What urgent signs should I be aware of that I need medical care prior to my next scheduled appointment with the ENT in a week?
you'll see the study that proves what I've been saying for years--antibiotics don't work well against chronic sinus infections. A Neilmed Sinus Rinse is the best treatment for maxillary sinus infections, but gravity prevents it from working in the sphenoids. Here is what does: http://www.medhelp.
if that doesn't help, you probably need to see your doctor. i once had a terrible sinus infection that required two medrol packs (prednisone) to reduce the inflammation enough to clear up the infection.
For about four years i have had chronic sinus infections. I have had two surgeries on my right sinuses and correction of a deviated septum. I have had three surgeries on my left sinuses, the last one being a caldwell-luc. None of these have helped. I was also diagnosed with eosinophillic pneumonia during this time which was brought into control with the use of high doses of prednisone. I have tried an endless array of medications and procedures to rid the infection.
I have no proof of this, but while i was searching for ways to cure my own sinus infection without antibiotics or surgery, I saw a lot of comments about patients with chronic sinus infection talking how they find relief (some even said it cured them) from using grapefruit seed extract with irrigating their sinus. I'm not a chronic patient, but I've had my fair share of antibiotics for the sinus infection. I've never had to go back to the doctors after using grapefruit seed extract.
My daughter had a severe sinus infection with fluid/ear pressure buildup so painful, the doctor prescribed 20 mg of Prednisone, taken 3 times a day (60 mg) for 7 days, reduce to 2 for 2 days, then 1 for 1 day to keep from 'damaging her ear drum because the fluid buildup was so bad'. She's been taking it for 5 days and feel sick to her stomach, headaches - the only thing that has left is the pain in her ears. Is that an overdose what they gave her? Are these the side effects?
Foreign Girl, I was on antibiotics for around 4 months during the course of treatment, including for sinus infection. They were all approved by my liver specialist and have no effect on you treatment with Pegasys. B6 Although some attribute even the rising tides to Hepatitis C, I don't think you can make a strong case that hepatitis will prolong sinus problems. That said, the treatment for Hepatitis C could prolong sinus problems while you're on the drugs.
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.
He prescribed me amoxicillin as a stronger antibiotic should I still have the sinus infection. I am also scheduled for a ct scan of my sinuses next Tuesday so see any possible problems. The only thing that is still bothering me is the lightheadedness every now and again. It's not as bad as it was before but nonetheless I can still tell I have some. I'm not sure if it's still some reminiscence of the sinus infection or whats going on with that.
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.
Has anyone had terrible neck pain while having a bad sinus infection? I have had a sinus infection since August that won't go away! I have been on very strong antibiotics and steroids. My neck pain is very bad and stops me from almost doing anything around the house. The pain is at the base of my head on the right side and radiates down to my neck and shoulder and last night down my arm. I have never had pain in my neck that has lasted so long.
Hi doctor Sorry to come back here but again I am sick for the 4th time in 4 months with sore throat and sinus infection. I went to my doctor today and seems a little concern about me gettin.g sick so much. I ended up telling him my risk and he order an hiv test. This would be 24 weeks from my risk. I am so nervous about it now, doctor I am scared because I had sex with my wife unprotected just the other day and now my doctor thinks something is really wrong with me.
I have had MS for 30 years, been on Copaxone for 8 years and haven't had problems until this Spring. I had a horrible cold, sinus drainage, etc. that would not go away. Dr. gave me antibiotics, didn't help. Then he gave another antibiotic, felt a little better, but still not well. Had a fever for over a month too. Finally I saw a different Dr. and she sent me for a CAT scan that day, I had TOTAL opacification in my sinus.
The Prednisone I took in combination with antibiotics finally eliminate my sinus infection (it was a side of the treatement and I have suffered a lot from that), since then I don't have any more the sinus problem and don't have anymore fever (only once in few days), so I am not using any more Paracetamol or other fever reducer.
I would recommend that you not take the prednisone OR the antibiotic. It's just a sinus infection, for goodness sake. Unless your immune system is highly compromised, it is sufficient to deal with the sinus infection on its own. My doctor proudly proclaims that he has the cure for the common cold. Drink a glass of water every day for ten days and your cold will be gone. 100% effect.
I was on prednisone 30mg for three days with no taper for a sinus infection and laryngitis. A few days after stopping the prednisone, I had extreme anxiety lasting 24 hours. My heart rate would not slow and I had to her put on propranolol to lower my pulses. It's helping a little. Has anyone else heard if this happening after prednisone? Will it go away? I e never had panic before, just general anxiety without physical symptoms.
Two weeks ago I have a severe sinus infection, the doctor prescribed some azithromycin, prednisone, and hydrocodone cough syrup, I only took the cough syrup twice, it was too strong and made me hallucinate. However, I now have a stiff neck that is extremely painful at times. It wakes me up in the middle of the night and I can't continue to stay in bed. Yet, when I get up and sit in the chair I am exhausted. The stiffness and pain is on the right side of my neck and head.
I've had an infection for about 3 weeks now, fever for 2. I'm worried since I already took zpack, amoxicilyn and now am on flagyl and prednisone and it's not clearing up. maybe it could be viral or something else. My nose is really sore and bleeding sometimes and I'm getting clear mucus.
I have 10 mg Prednisone tabs with me but the directions are to take 40 mg for angioedema and gradually decrease dosage. I know that if I take this dosage I will be up all night but am really uncertain about how much I should take. Using Aveeno to sooth the welts with minimal effect. I empathize with anyone going through this experience. Any suggestions appreciated. Am thinking of thinking an immunologist since the allergist was absolutely no health.
No one seems to know the cause and the dr's keep treating me with prednisone. Recently, my derm. asked me if I had sinus infections in the past and when I said yes, they ordered a catscan which showed inflammation but nothing notable. I'm going to follow-up with an ENT but in the meantime, I went to a holistic center that thought the hives may be linked to a hormone shift from being on the pill for so many years then stopping.
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