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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am a professional opera singer and I have contracted a throat infection. I have an extremely important concert tomorrow so I visited a doctor today, not my own doctor who knows my voice (I am out of the concert performing). This doctor today wouldn't give me the cortisone injection I requestec but prescribed me prednisolone, 40mg today and 40mg tomorrow before the concert. I know prednisolone and it does not reduce swelling of the vocal folds enough. If anything, I am now worse after taking my dose of 40mg before the rehearsal. what do you suggest? Visiting another doc/hospital and demanding the cortisone or demanding to speak with someone who KNOWS the voice? Many thanks, XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello!
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   Hello Dr.
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   ok.
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please?
User :   24, male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and when was it that you took prednisolone?
User :   2 hours before a rehearsal.
Doctor :   are you having any throat pain ?
User :   no. none at all
User :   but the doctor said there was redness there and I was slightly hoarse
User :   but my voice is definately going
Doctor :   ok\
User :   ?
Doctor :   so you have noticed no change in your voice after taking the medication?
User :   none at all. if anything it became worse
Doctor :   ok
User :   would the cortisone injection have more effect?
Doctor :   well you see the medicine that you have taken will take its time to have the desired effect
User :   The doctor told me it would be immediate
User :   I cannot take the risk.
Doctor :   both are almost the same preparation and will have more or less the same effect
Doctor :   i understand your situation
User :   what do u suggest?
User :   I am in a hotel beside a hospital.
Doctor :   i will certainly advise you to do gargle .prepared from fenugreek seeds
Doctor :   the effects are very fast and you will see relief
User :   is the 40mg dose a low or high dose?
Doctor :   and also i recommend you to carry on with you prescribed medication as per your doctor advice and 40 mg is the correct dose
User :   How can I be certain the prednisolone will work?
Doctor :   please also consume orange juice as it has known properties to get rid of throat infections
User :   I would be more comfortable getting the cortisone injection as I have had other colleagaues get it
Doctor :   it will work, like i have said the two medicines are almost the same
User :   ok. have you prescribed this to opera singers before?
Doctor :   don't worry about cortisone and carry on with the medicine given by your doctor who had examined you
User :   yes, but he didn't seem to know much about the voice
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise
User :   ok.
User :   thank u.
Doctor :   and i can also understand your anxiety because of the concert that you are having
User :   is it best to take prednisolone with food
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it should be taken with food
User :   thank you.
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   wud it be dangerous to get cortisone and take prednisolone?
Doctor :   no
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