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Old 12-20-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
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Why did my doctor prescribe Methylprednisolone for my sinusitis?

Why did my doctor prescribe Methylprednisolone for my sinusitis?

 
Old 12-20-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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Re: Why did my doctor prescribe Methylprednisolone for my sinusitis?

you must have some inflammation

 
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Re: Why did my doctor prescribe Methylprednisolone for my sinusitis?

By definition sinusitis is inflammation of one or more of your paranasal sinuses. If the inflammation is caused by a virus it will usually subside on its own when the virus clears up. If the inflammation is caused by allergies or something else that doesn't resolve on its own, your sinuses can become chronically inflamed which keeps them from draining correctly and leads to chronic infections which cause them to get more inflamed, and creates a vicious cycle of inflammation and infection.

Methyprednisolone is an anti-inflammatory that will help reduce the inflammation in your sinuses so that they can drain properly and get back to functioning more normally.

The methylprednisone is only a short-term solution, hopefully your doctor is also helping you to figure out what's causing the inflammation so you can manage the symptoms.

 
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Re: Why did my doctor prescribe Methylprednisolone for my sinusitis?

Steroids work by suppressing the immune system. If you have an underlying infection you need to be sure it is treated and not just cover up its symptoms.

 
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