Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid hormone, which is used in conditions like arthritis, allergic reactions, inflammation, dermatitis, ulcerative colitis, and adrenal insufficiency. It works by blocking the immune system response to inflammation.

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Will Methotrexate cause more hair fall when used for alopecia areata?

Query: I currently have alopecia areata that has flared up due to the current stress of the situation. I'm looking at starting a medication to see if it can help. Two medications have been discussed dexamehtasone and methotrexate. Each would be a low doese (1-2 days/week) for 3 months. My dermatologist...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I'll help you with your concern. I understand alopecia areata can be really stressful. Alopecia areata is chronic recurrent condition due to genetic component. Because of genetic condition, it's has tendency to recur again and again. Both methotrexate and dexamethasone are good ...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old white female. My height is 5'4" and weight is 165 lbs. I am a healthy athlete (crossfit athlete and a former state champion). I had a very high stress as entrepreneur for more than 5 years. My initial complaints were low energy, depression, fatigue, irregular, heavy per...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is probably PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) as you mentioned. Your history is consistent with it. I need the actual report of testosterone to know the method used for analysis and whether it was total or bioavailable testosterone. I noticed the liver function test...  Read Full »

Can I take Zylopred drops in stead of Vigadexa for the viral infection in my eye?

Query: Hello doctor, My eye had a viral infection but the doctor gave me Vigadexa, Flur, and Ara drops and infection has been under control after 10 days of medications. Now, there is no discharge, no pain, no red eye but suddenly my vision from the infected eye get severely blurred. As per the doctor, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know who made the diagnosis of a viral infection? Vigadexa (Moxifloxacin and Dexamethasone) and Zylopred (Gatifloxacin Topical and Loteprednol) both contain steroids and are not recommended for viral infections. I really do not f...  Read Full »

I have throat inflammation after drinking phenyl. What shall I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I drank about 5 mL of white phenyl disinfectant. Following which I had a headache and took Allegra and Avil tablet. There is inflammation in my throat and ear. Today, I took Pantos tablet, Sucralfate and Oxetacaine suspension and Ultracet. What shall I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Obviously, you will have some complications of the chemical substance you have drunk. Mucosa of upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tract is more sensible to react against chemicals than the stomach.¬†Also, you have protected your stomach somehow by using Allegra (Fexo...  Read Full »

I suffer dry eyes that aggravates on using computer and reading. Please suggest solution?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from dry eyes for four years. I have seen many eye doctors, but no cause has been found. A while ago, I started noticing my eye-lids looking weird. I also discovered I had Demodex mites on my face, but none were found on my eyelashes. However, I made some photos...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We do have natural microbe or flora on our face and eyelashes but Demodex mite cannot be, it is a foreign microbe that needs to be treated. I can see the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there is redness beneath the eye and also white at the b...  Read Full »

My son has been prescribed Otomize spray for ear infection. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor,My son has an ear infection, with some discharge. Our local GP tested the discharge and found evidence of several bugs, prescribing Otomize ear spray (Neomycin, Dexamethasone, Acetic Acid). He wears hearing aids, and at his last audiology appointment (three months ago) there was evidenc...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is a perforation or even the slightest doubt of it, Neomycin in the optimize spray can enter the middle ear and pass through round window membrane and cause permanent damage to the inner ear and thereby sensorineural hearing loss. Hence that spray is best av...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of overdose of Podophyllin?

Query: Hi doctor, I treated some HPV genital warts using cryogenic therapy, followed by applying a liberal amount of Podophyllin, which I left on overnight. Sometimes during sleep, I became very ill and agitated, had the chills and could not get warm, and when I got up I was very weak and lethargic, no ap...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is acute systemic toxicity due to Ligans in Podophyllin most probably. Have a single dose (2 ml) of intravenous or intramuscular Pheniramine (Avil) along with a single (2 ml) dose of Dexamethasone intravenous or intramuscular by consulting a general physici...  Read Full »

I got sudden deafness in my left ear. What are the treatment options to improve the hearing function?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old male with a height of 170 cm and weight 50 kg. I had sudden deafness of left ear last year. No infection, no injury, no other disease. Treatment started with Mecobalamin, Dexamethasone sodium phosphate, and some other medication through IV. Also treated with mouse ner...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per reported by you, there is an improvement in the left ear however, in spite of all the treatments done, sometimes the loss is not entirely reversible. Thus there are high chances of the damage in the left ear to be the same, which is mild at low frequency. The main...  Read Full »

Can Practin tablet be used to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. My height is 5 feet 3 inches and I weigh 41 kg. I need to put on weight. I have fast metabolism. Can I take Practin and Decdan tablets? It is suggested by one of my friend. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tablets Practin (Cyproheptadine hydrochloride) and Decdan (Dexamethasone) would just add water retention in the body and not increase the muscle mass. So once you leave it, your body shall return back to low weight itsel So, Practin and Decdan are not recommende...  Read Full »

Can I take tablet Decdan and Practin for weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I take tablet Decdan and Practin for weight gain?  Read Full »


Dr. Ohams Henry

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Decdan (Dexamethasone) is a steroid and has a lot of negative side effect as such. It may cause you a disproportionate and inappropriate fat deposition in the abdomen, face, on the upper back, and you would not like your shape. And besides the bad shape, you may star...  Read Full »

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