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Is Medrol routinely prescribed for post-rhinoplasty swelling?
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Does it have any possible complications and how effective is it for post-op swelling, compared to say, a steroid shot? Tks.

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drnassif


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Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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August 19, 2010 8:18 PM

Hello,

It depends on your physician. I like to use Medrol dose packs, as do many other doctors. Kenalog (steroid) injected into the nose to reduce swelling is common. There are risks (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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August 13, 2010 4:11 AM

I use it 50% of the time depending upon the severity of the surgery. I also use a "shot" of steroid as a substitute. From MIAMI Dr. B (more)
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drgrossman


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New York, NY
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August 9, 2010 3:37 PM

None of the treatments mentioned are routine. Each patient requires an individual approach. (more)
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drrosenblatt


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August 9, 2010 12:56 PM

I do not routinely give medrol to my rhinoplasty patients as I find that their swelling is usually minimal and there are always risks ( although minor) with any medication that is not (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
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August 9, 2010 11:10 AM

Medro dosepack is very effective for post op. swelling. Complications are very small. Possible increase in infection rate.
Medrol is better than steroid injection to the nose (more)
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