Can all my medicines im taking be the reason I keep getting chronic sinus infections? Pharmacist or doctors.?
Clint,1) i actually do not know the dose on prednisone, i recently threw away the box. but it was taken over a six day period and taken only at certain times during the day2) I have had asthma my entire life (19 years) and have been taking medication of the sort for around 9 years3)When on the Z pack it has...
Asked by Ellen Menzella 1 year ago.
I have asthma and take Advair HFA everyday, twice a day along with nasacort (nasal spray) and Singular 10mg once a day. For the past 8 months or so I have had around 5 to 6 sinus infections. each time i get put on either amioxicillen or a Z pack along with Prednisone for my asthma. Is it possible that the infection isn't going away because I do take so many medications on a daily basis which may be altering my immune system? Answered by Sanda Vandamme 1 year ago.
Clint, 1) i actually do not know the dose on prednisone, i recently threw away the box. but it was taken over a six day period and taken only at certain times during the day 2) I have had asthma my entire life (19 years) and have been taking medication of the sort for around 9 years 3)When on the Z pack it has ranged from a 3 day pack to a 6 day pack and the amoxicillen was normally taken for about two weeks when prescribed. 4) for the last three I have been prescribed z-pack 6 day (azithromyci 250 mg), prednisone, Lodrane, and a nasal spray. 5) I am unaware of any anatomical defects and no I have not had a CT snan of my paranasal sinuses. About 5 years ago my nasal passage was looked at with a camera because i had amy abdnoidds taken out along with my tonsils. Answered by Lakia Polachek 1 year ago.
Thank you for the question. I'm sorry to hear about this problem. I can sympathize with you, because sinusitis used to plague me when I was a teenager before my specialists found the cause. Allergy/sinus disease is one of my special interests in medicine. First, the Advair, Singulair, and Nasacort are not causing your recurrent sinusitis. However, your question about the possible immunosuppressant effects of your medications is legitimate, which brings us to your medication prednisone, which is both a potent anti-inflammatory agent, but at certain dosages and if used for a prolonged time period, is also a suppressant of the immune system. If I may ask for additional details, 1. What is the dosage of prednisone (how many milligrams)? 2. How long have you been taking this medication for asthma? My next concern is whether these recurrent sinus infections are truly discrete new infections or actually represent a single infection that has been partially treated with a weak antibiotic for an inappropriately short treatment period. If I may ask, 1. For each "episode" of a sinus infection, for how many days has your doctor treated you with an antibiotic? 5 days? 7 days? 10 days? 14 days? or 21 days? 2. Which antibiotic have you been prescribed for the last three infections? My next concern is whether you have poorly controlled "risk factors" for recurrent acute sinusitis, of which you likely have one major one: allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies or hay hever), which I am assuming that you have because you are on Nasacort, unless the Nasacort was prescribed to help treat your sinus infection. Other common risk factors include structural or anatomical defects, such as a deviated nasal sepum, antral cysts (cysts in the maxillary sinuses), and polyps in your nasal passages. Any of these anatomical defects can block the natural drainage of your paranasal sinuses, which over time can lead to a cauldron of retained secretions in your sinuses and provide a breeding ground for bacteria. If I may ask, are you known for having any of these anatomical defects in your nasal passages/sinuses? Also, have you had a CT scan of your paranasal sinuses? Have you ever had endoscopic surgery on your sinuses? ADDENDUM: Thank you for the additional history. If you are being prescribed prednisone for six days for asthma flares, it's unlikely that this medicine is suppressing your immune system to where it is clinically causing susceptibility to infection. The exception would be if your asthma was so out of control that you require prednisone "bursts" 2 or 3 times per months. Next, in my experience, a "Z-pack" or azithromycin, is a sub-optimal choice for treating acute sinusitis. As is amoxicillin. If you've been treated repetitvely with these antibiotics over the past eight months, then I am concerned whether the bacterial species(s) that is (are) causing these infections (or infection, if this is in fact a single infection) has become resistant to these antibiotics. In my practice, I always treat acute sinusitis very aggressively, both in terms of the "power" of the antibiotic and the duration of treatment, in order to achieve a better cure rate. Provided the patient does not have an allergy to penicillin, I always treat with Augmentin XR twice daily for 21 days. Augmentin XR is a much stronger form of amoxicillin, because it is a much higher dose and it contains a second component medicine that helps overcomes the resistance mechanism of bacteria to amoxicillin. Granted, Augmentin XR is much more expensive than plain amoxicillin, but it is hands down superior in treating sinusitis, and I think that you would be a good candidate for a "salvage" treatment of this problem with Augmentin XR. As an adjuct to this treatment (and it sounds like you may already be doing this), daily irrigation of your nasal passages with saline spray/stream is very helpful in facilitating cleatcne of the infection. I strongly recommend performing this irrigation LIBERALLY to help remove discharge from blocking the ostia (openings) from your sinuses into your nsasal passages. I recommend irrigating three times daily at a minimum until the infection clears. Finally, I would strongly recommend that you undergo a CT scan of the paranasal sinuses. Five or six sinus infections in eight months are five or six too many in my book. I would be willing to go out on a limb that you have some structural defect in your nose/sinuses that is predisposing you to so many infections. And if so, you would be a good candiate to undergo endoscopic procedure from an ENT specialist to see if the problem can be corrected. That's how my problem was found, corrected, and CURED many years ago. Please, I would encourage you to discuss these issues with either your internist or allergist/asthma specialist. I hope this helps. Take care. Answered by Jacalyn Shaver 1 year ago.
Does she like ice cream? If you get an ice cream that is the same color as the medicine and mix it pretty well (she can't see you do this) then make it a special treat. Does she like juice pops? Freeze it in a juice pop. If nothing else, just hold her and make her take it. You hate to do that, but you know what is best for her. If you have one, get the dosing syringe instead of using spoons or cups. put the syringe near the back of her mouth or under her tongue, and put the medicine in her mouth there, where she won't be able to spit it out as easy. Then give her something to drink so it goes down. This is what I do with my 3 year old. Answered by Sam Goodloe 1 year ago.
Some perscription drugs?
Just some normal common perscription drugs PLZ
Asked by Valentine Delmonico 1 year ago.
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Why do I wheeze when I don't have asthma? Trouble breathing when I exercise or run far, not overweight?
Ok, so Ive had this problem since I was about 11 or 12. Whenever I run a long distance, or even run in like sports or even in gym, I can't breathe AT ALL, and I throw up, and even if I push myself and do it a lot like people say, it doesn't make my lungs any stronger. I was in soccer last year and I could...
Asked by Dagmar Lomax 1 year ago.
Ok, so Ive had this problem since I was about 11 or 12. Whenever I run a long distance, or even run in like sports or even in gym, I can't breathe AT ALL, and I throw up, and even if I push myself and do it a lot like people say, it doesn't make my lungs any stronger. I was in soccer last year and I could never keep up with any one on the team, even a girl (not being mean) that weighed about 200 pounds at 5'2". When we practiced running, I always came in last because I couldn't catch my breath and I would throw up. I'm quite active and I hike and swim and do stuff all the time, but I can't seem to do any fast paced things. :( it also makes me chest hurt. I'm 5'4" or so and weigh 115 and 14 years old. So what could it be?? Doctors said I don't have asthma, but some nurses say I have a slower than normal heart rate (if that has anything to do with it?) ... And I'm a little confused.. Answered by Marivel Honchul 1 year ago.
How Do I Find Out What's Causing My Wheezing? To determine the cause of wheezing, your doctor will ask questions to determine your symptoms and what leads to them. For example, if you have no history of lung disease and you always wheeze after eating a certain food or at a certain time of year, the doctor may suspect that you have a food or respiratory allergy. The doctor will listen to your lungs with a stethoscope to hear where the wheezing is and how much wheezing you have. If this is the first time you've been evaluated, your doctor will probably ask you to perform a breathing test (spirometry) and may also order a chest X-ray. Other blood tests and procedures may be necessary depending on what the doctor learns from interviewing and examining you. If it seems like allergies may be related to your wheezing, there are a variety of other tests your doctor may use to verify allergies, including skin testing or blood tests. What Are the Treatments for Wheezing? First off, see a doctor to determine the cause of your wheezing and then receive treatment for the specific cause. If wheezing is caused by asthma, your doctor may recommend some or all of the following to reduce inflammation and open the airways: A fast-acting bronchodilator inhaler -- albuterol (Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA), pirbuterol (Maxair Autoinhaler), levalbuterol (Xopenex ) -- to dilate constricted airways when you have respiratory symptoms An inhaled corticosteroid -- mometasone (Asmanex), ciclesonide (Alvesco), beclomethasone (Qvar), flunisolide (AeroBid), fluticasone (Flovent), budesonide (Pulmicort) A long-acting bronchodilator/corticosteroid combination -- fluticasone/salmeterol (Advair), budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) An asthma controller pill to reduce airway inflammation -- zafirlukast (Accolate), montelukast (Singulair) A non-sedating antihistamine pill -- loratadine (Claritin, Alavert), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyrtec) or a prescription nasal spray -- fluticasone propionate (Flonase), triamcinolone acetonide (Nasacort AQ), mometasone furoate (Nasonex) -- if you have nasal allergies If you have acute bronchitis, your doctor may recommend some or all of the following: A bronchodilator -- albuterol (Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA), pirbuterol, (Maxair Autoinhaler), levalbuterol, (Xopenex) -- to help ease the wheezing as the infection clears. An antibiotic is usually not needed unless you have an underlying chronic lung problem or your doctor suspects a bacterial infection may be present. Generally, any mild wheezing that accompanies acute bronchitis disappears when the infection does. Call 911 if you have any difficulty breathing. In emergencies, a medical team may administer any of the following: A shot of epinephrine to open clogged respiratory passages Oxygen A corticosteroid (such as methylprednisolone or prednisone) Frequent or continuous nebulizer (breathing) treatments A mechanical ventilator to help you breathe Answered by Jerlene Minella 1 year ago.
My brother is an asthmatic and after ten years his asthma has shown no sign of improving. He has been to several doctors but they didn't help much. If you want a proven, all-natural way to cure your asthma, without having to pay for useless medications with harmful side-effects, then this is the most important page you'll ever read. Answered by Evelina Postlewait 1 year ago.