Prednisone for viral infection

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Prednisone depresses the immune response, which could make one more susceptible to a ilight>viralilight> or bacterial ilight>infectionilight> in the lung. There should no long-term harm from a single use of prednisone, even at such a high dose. i do question why you are having a CT scan, because an MRi scan with dye contrast is less toxic (the different dye itself is different) and less dangerous), as well as being less dangerous from the standpoint of radiation exposure.
i have been prescribed ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> 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 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, have 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 ilight>forilight> the sinus ilight>infectionilight>. Any ideas before i head back to the doctors ?(which i have to pay out of pocket for myself!
But since it looks like you've got your SVR now, the use of prednisone should not cause the same problems ilight>forilight> you that a chronically infected HCV patient might experience in the sense of increasing ilight>viralilight> 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.
You can go to 1000 mg a day. it is a tad hard on the liver, but ilight>forilight> some people lets them get off ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> 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 your 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 ilight>prednisoneilight> does not begin to take effect ilight>forilight> about 12 hours. High dose iV you 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 if you want to try it, then do so.
Thanking physicians who accept my need ilight>forilight> less oral ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> 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 ilight>forilight> 6 months as well as intermittent ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> asthmatic episodes.
Finally i called again for another appt and they decided to put me on Solu Medrol ilight>forilight> 4 days followed by 6 days of ilight>prednisoneilight> taper. i didn't have 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 ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight>...i take it ilight>forilight> many conditions including asthma, secondary endolymphatic hydrops, and diffuse connective tissue disease...all probably related in some way but we've just not found the connection yet.
i've had an ilight>infectionilight> ilight>forilight> about 3 weeks now, fever ilight>forilight> 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 ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> 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 ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> 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 ilight>prednisoneilight>) which she has been taking so much of lately. ilight>Forilight> those of you that went the natural route can you tell me exactly what you 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 & adnenoids removed in a couple weeks to see if that helps.
i did a search recently that eluded to Prednisone being capable of regrowing hair iF the cause is from an ilight>infectionilight>. i know ilight>Prednisoneilight> can regrow hair if the cause is bacterial or fungal... i don't know if it's capable if it's viral? Q: can prednisone regrow hair if the cause is an adrenal or thyroid issue?
i also have 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 ilight>infectionilight>, and ilight>viralilight> & 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 iF the cause is from an ilight>infectionilight>. i know ilight>Prednisoneilight> can regrow hair if the cause is bacterial or fungal... i don't know if it's capable if it's viral? Q: can prednisone regrow hair if 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 ilight>infectionilight> of some kind. i have not tried ilight>prednisoneilight>. 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 you have my deepest sympathy for what you are going through.
i still felt this 'clicking' i went back to the doctor for more antibiotics and he said one dose would have taken care of any ilight>infectionilight> unless it was ilight>viralilight> or bronchitis. He prescribed ilight>prednisoneilight> (which i did not take). i started to get chills and extreme "night sweats".i had four different 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 ilight>infectionilight> and was prescribed a z pak and ilight>prednisoneilight>. 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 ilight>Prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> 9 months, 2 years ago ilight>forilight> 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 have 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 ilight>viralilight> ilight>infectionilight>) ilight>forilight> 10 weeks, and that's already long enough ilight>forilight> me. Unfortunately, i know far less than any of your doctors about this. Currently, my neurologist has me on a low dose of desipramine to see if that helps. i also stopped taking both ibuprofen and Fiorinal (neither of which was an effective pain reliever) in case rebound headache was a part of the problem.
Since you're actively infected (i.e. you're not an SVR), taking ilight>prednisoneilight> will make your ilight>viralilight> 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 stopped, VL's quickly returned to baseline levels.
it is possible that this is a ilight>viralilight> ilight>infectionilight>. Several upper airway viruses can cause similar symptoms and can follow another infection, as you have described. it is also possible that the previous infection did not completely clear with the antibiotics you took and has flared again. A diagnosis cannot be made for sure without a culture. if this is a viral infection it will go away over a period of time.
is it possible to have acquired conjunctivitis from sharing office/bathroom of individual with conjuctivitis and i got more severe ilight>infectionilight> due to taking oral ilight>prednisoneilight> ilight>forilight> auto-immune disorder 6. can i get EKC again? 7. since developing periauriclur node have 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.
Entry point ilight>forilight> hepatitis C ilight>infectionilight> identified January 24, 2012 A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
i have just a general question on the risks of transmission of the virus to people around you according to your 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 have 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 ilight>viralilight> ilight>infectionilight> comes along or just a sinus ilight>infectionilight> or drainage in generl) LOVELY.
it seems like a bad time to be lowering my ilight>prednisoneilight> when i read that ilight>prednisoneilight> is one of the things they give ilight>forilight> thyroiditis for symptoms. Should i take the "wait and see" approach of my endocrinologist or go for a second opinion? i have 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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