Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone belongs to a group of drugs called glucocorticoids. It works by reducing inflammation and changing the body's immune response. It is available as an oral tablet and injectable solution. It reduces inflammation caused due to severe allergies, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. The common side effects are weight gain, nausea, and vomiting with allergies.

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What is the reason for rashes that increase in the evening in my son?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4 year old son has some kind of rashes from last week. We visited a pediatrician who suggested a dermatologist consultation. I have attached images of the rashes and the prescription. We noticed that it increases in the evenings. Every morning he wakes up with clear skin and during ...  Read Full »


Dr. (prof.) Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The child's rash is called urticaria. This is a non-specific rash which may be due to food, dust, insect bite or a viral fever. Once it starts, it persists for anywhere between 15 t...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for disc bulge other than surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a disc bulge at L4, L5, and S1. As a result, I have back pain. Physical therapy or painkillers do not work. I read that there are some types of injections, which help with the pain. Some of these injections give permanent relief, and some give temporary relief. Can you please li...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no permanent injections available. However, there are injections which are temporary and last for a few months to a year. These are a mix of steroid and anesthesia drugs like Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone acetate) and spinal Lignocaine. However, their effica...  Read Full »

I suffer from a stuffy nose and fever. What is wrong with me?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been sick for over a month. It started with a sore throat, chest tightness and followed by bronchitis. Now I have stuffy nose and fever. I have taken bronchitis medications (Methylprednisolone, Amoxicillin and BREO inhaler). I have used a nebulizer with Albuterol. I am taking vit...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. You might be having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with superadded lower respiratory tract infection. In my opinion, you can taper and stop Methylprednisolone as it is a steroid and it further r...  Read Full »

Why is the pain due to plantar fasciitis not getting better after using a heel pad?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. The doctor advised me to use a heel pad. Even after using it, there is no relief. My pain is getting increased gradually. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have plantar fascitis. It is a fairly common problem. Using a heel pad is helpful but you need to stop walking using barefoot. Do not use any acupuncture type of footwear and use soft footwear. Taking a contrast bath helps you. Take alternative warm and cold...  Read Full »

How is ADEM treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My child was suffering from ADEM and CNS inflammatory demyelination disorder (CIDD) since last three months. Please suggest the treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com, ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) and CIDD are usually treated with steroids, although the response to treatment is variable. For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist  Read Full »

What should I do to get rid of itching with redness and warmth throughout my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54-year-old female. I am feeling itching throughout the body with slight swelling. After rubbing and I feel warmth over that area. I also feel hot air in the ears with complete redness. These things happen three times a day, but it is not continuous and subsides on its own. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got a condition called urticaria. It is an allergic reaction to different triggers like food, dust, or insect bite. Take tablet Predmet (Methylprednisone) 8 mg twice daily for one week, then tablet Predmet 4 mg twice daily for one week, and tablet Xyzal M (Lev...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for asymmetric hearing loss and tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with asymmetrical hearing loss and tinnitus of the left ear. I did not notice any ongoing hearing problems. In May, I had my ears cleaned. After having them cleaned, I felt that the left ear is still plugged. About a week or so later, I woke up to horrible tinnitu...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hearing loss of sudden onset can be due to various causes. The most common of them being termed sudden sensorineural hearing loss. There are various theories to the different causes of this type of hearing loss and there is no evidence to prove all of them. The most i...  Read Full »

How is increased uric acid treated?

Query: Hi doctor, Since yesterday morning, I have been having an acute pain and stiffness in the joint of the big toe on the left foot. Also, there is a little amount of swelling. The symptoms are similar to elevated uric acid levels. Four years ago, I had a spike in uric acid levels. I have given my samp...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. I suggest tablet Naproxen 500 mg twice daily and tablet Indomethacin 50 mg three times daily. These are generic names. Please consult your doctor, discuss with him or her ...  Read Full »

Can gluten allergy cause eczema in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an issue with a topical dermatitis\eczema for about a year and a half. I have been using steroid creams and anti-itch cream but it kept coming back on and off. Three weeks ago I started getting hives and before two weeks, they covered most of my body from my neck to my ank...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It must be difficult for you with the itch and the rashes. Can you upload the report of your allergy testing? Why do not you go ahead and get the flute testing? It is a blood test and no...  Read Full »

I have black discharge after Depo-Provera injection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abortion four months ago, I never went back to get checked out and it was a D and E. I am also on Depo-Provera, second dose. I am experiencing dark brown and black discharge with clots. I feel bloated and I have bits of pain. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is breakthrough bleeding and is a common side effect of Depo-Provera injections (Medroxyprogesterone). This may be seen usually after few days once the lady has increased day-to-day stressors during daily chores. This tends to disrupt the already being maintained ...  Read Full »

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