Prednisone for viral infection

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Prednisone depresses the immune response, which could make one more susceptible to a vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l or bacterial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> in the lung. There an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shouldan> no long-term harm from a single use of prednisone, even at such a high dose. I do question why an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> are having a CT scan, because an MRI scan with dye contrast is less toxic (the dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>ferent dye itself is dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>ferent) and less dangerous), as well as being less dangerous from the standpoint of radiation exposure.
I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> been prescribed prednisone for a hearing loss issue today. Ive been und since July 2011. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> not yet taken my post tx vl test although all my blood work looks good. I was wondering an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> anybody has any info on this. I looked on past posts and found it all to be old and not real specan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>ic. Thanks ahead of time!!
I was going to try to let this run its course for myself this time, in case it is viral, but I am prone to sinusitis, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> two interfaciallary cysts that may be connected to my sinuses that need to be removed and I can tell by the pain and mucus, I will need another round of antibiotics for the sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. any ideas before I head back to the doctors ?(which I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> to pay out of pocket for myself!
But since it looks like an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>'ve got an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>r SVR now, the use of prednisone an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shouldan> not cause the same problems for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> that a chronically infected HCV patient might experience in the sense of increasing vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l activity and the subsequent rate of fibrogenesis. However, be forewarned there's been a lot of talk (and fear) on this forum about the so called occult or low level persistent viral presence supposedly detected in the liver cells and PBMC (blood cells) of long term SVR patients.
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> can go to 1000 mg a day. It is a tad hard on the liver, but for some people lets them get off prednisone for a month or two. The Ibuprufin is an anti-inflammatory that reduces the effect of antigens Inon-self substances) that stimulate asthma. Plus albuterol. Get a meter to check an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>r blood sugar. High sugar levels produce acidic lungs that can trigger asthmatic attacks. For some people prednisone is the only way they can function.
In my teaching in Immunlogy where we used a lot of steroids, it is held that prednisone does not begin to take effect for about 12 hours. High dose IV an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> can see an earlier effect. But, I've not heard anyone suggest that it would likely be effective within 5 to 6 hours, which is when they say the side efects of avonex usually appear. Mine usually rear their head about 5 hours after the shot, so this matches what the lit says. I guess an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> want to try it, then do so.
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.
The patient from the study I posted had been receiving intravenous methylprednisolone (125 mg) every two weeks for 6 months as well as intermittent prednisone for asthmatic episodes.
Finally I called again for another appt and they decided to put me on Solu Medrol for 4 days followed by 6 days of prednisone taper. I didn't an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> aNY improvement until the 6th day of Pred. I woke up and my legs didn't feel like collapsing, I could walk, even backwards, I was so happy I was back to my old self again! Then after only 4 - 5 days I slowly started getting weaker again, had a fever, ached all over, could barely walk again so I went to the Dr.
I've seen several adrenal crises in the ICU where I work, which are extreme cases, so had never thought about the less severe condition. Someone had asked what i take prednisone for...I take it for many conditions including asthma, secondary endolymphatic hydrops, and dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>fuse connective tissue disease...all probably related in some way but we've just not found the connection yet.
I've had an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> 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.
The doc want to put me on prednisone for two weeks prior to starting treatment, in order to deal with Cryoglobulinemia and associated vasculitis. Does it make sense to take the prednisone? I thought that tx is a way to get rid of the cryoglobulins. I was also under the impression that prednisone may lead to increased viral load, and that is the last thing that I would want before starting tx.
He has no hearing in his ear and his balance is somewhat off. The ENT prescribed prednisone for 15 days starting with a higher dose working towards a lesser dose. Will this treatment regain a portion of his hearing back? Is there anything else we can be doing to help regain his hearing??
My 5yr old daughter has viral induced asthma and nothing is helping (except oral prednisone) which she has been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> so much of lately. For those of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> that went the natural route can an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> tell me exactly what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> did? There is not a naturopath doctor in my area that I'm aware of. We are desperate for help for our daughter. We are so stressed and worried every time she gets sick. We are having her tonsils &amp; adnenoids removed in a couple weeks to see an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> that helps.
I did a search recently that eluded to Prednisone being capable of regrowing hair an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> the cause is from an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. I know Prednisone can regrow hair an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> the cause is bacterial or fungal... I don't know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> it's capable an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> it's viral? Q: Can prednisone regrow hair an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> the cause is an adrenal or thyroid issue?
I also an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> fairly extensive hilar lymphadenopathy, but it turned out those weren't biopsy-able without having total open chest surgery. So we did the Bronchoscopy instead. I know with me they ruled out fungal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>, and vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l &amp; bacterial infection, especially TB, mainly from the bronch scope because they take washings from the lungs to culture. also prior to the scope I had a HIV test, PPD test, and an aCE level test, the first two were negative, but my aCE was high and out of range.
I did a search recently that eluded to Prednisone being capable of regrowing hair an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> the cause is from an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. I know Prednisone can regrow hair an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> the cause is bacterial or fungal... I don't know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> it's capable an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> it's viral? Q: Can prednisone regrow hair an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> the cause is an adrenal or thyroid issue?
I then went to the oral surgeon and he has put me on Clindamycin antibiotic, hoping it is a sinus bacterial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> of some kind. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> not tried prednisone. I can only eat very cold, sweet foods or strong tomato tasting soups or food. I eat a lot of strawberry toaster pop-ups, and fruit loops, and my favorit new food is Coconut shrimp with a citus sauce. Hated shrimp before this. anyway an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> my deepest sympathy for what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> are going through.
I still felt this 'clicking' I went back to the doctor for more antibiotics and he said one dose would an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> taken care of any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> unless it was vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l or bronchitis. He prescribed prednisone (which I did not take). I started to get chills and extreme "night sweats".I had four dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>ferent chest Xrays all revealing nothing. I would cough up long strings of white phlegm and would wake up with these in my throat.
I had a bacterial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> and was prescribed a z pak and prednisone. Still wasnt feeling well so Dr. prescribed another antibiotic. 1 day after starting it I felt so horrible I went to the ER. They did bloodwork, chest xray and urine sample.Dr. said everything came back 100% normal. He said the zpak was still working in me and I was at the tail end of my sickness and probably had some viral infection going on also.
I was on Prednisone for 9 months, 2 years ago for asthma. I am still not able to get rid of the moon face! I lost about 20 of the 70 lbs I gained right away and the rest is stuck. Since then, I've had pain in my back and feet. I've heard that Prednisone encourages arthritis. anyone else heard this or an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> problems? For the past 6 months, I'm in constant pain and am now being told it might be Fibromyalgia. One good way to get rid of the pain . . . Prednisone!
I've only had a headache (following a vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>) for 10 weeks, and that's already long enough for me. Unfortunately, I know far less than any of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>r doctors about this. Currently, my neurologist has me on a low dose of desipramine to see an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> that helps. I also an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stopan>ped an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> both ibuprofen and Fiorinal (neither of which was an effective pain reliever) in case rebound headache was a part of the problem.
Since an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>'re actively infected (i.e. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>'re not an SVR), an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> prednisone will make an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>r vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l load go up. There was a study conducted where HCV+ patients were put on a month long prednisone taper, and their viral loads were seen to elevate during the therapy. after the prednisone was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stopan>ped, VL's quickly returned to baseline levels.
It is possible that this is a vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. Several upper airway viruses can cause similar symptoms and can follow another infection, as an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> described. It is also possible that the previous infection did not completely clear with the antibiotics an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> took and has flared again. a diagnosis cannot be made for sure without a culture. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> this is a viral infection it will go away over a period of time.
Is it possible to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> acquired conjunctivitis from sharing office/bathroom of individual with conjuctivitis and I got more severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> due to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> oral prednisone for auto-immune disorder 6. Can I get EKC again? 7. since developing periauriclur node an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> had painful full feeling in same side ear. Tympanic memebrane appears normal on multiple exams. very painful at night and only relief is from benedryl.
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I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> just a general question on the risks of transmission of the virus to people around an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an> according to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>an>r viral load because my viral load is >100 million IU/ml and i know that is a high level but exactly how easy is it for me to transfer the virus because ever since my diagnosis i an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> been wrapping myself in cotton wool so to speak and only hanging out with the people who know of my illness and i know i cant keep on doing this until my viral load goes down.
SHe also takes Orapred when her symptons are bad and we are fighting to get them under control (usually when a vir<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>l <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> comes along or just a sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> or drainage in generl) LOVELY.
It seems like a bad time to be lowering my prednisone when I read that prednisone is one of the things they give for thyroiditis for symptoms. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shouldan> I take the "wait and see" approach of my endocrinologist or go for a second opinion? I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> been living on pureed vegetables diluted with broth, coconut milk ice cream, and a soft egg when I can get it down.
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