Whenever she is on more than 3 mg (one pill) of Entocort, my daughter seems to have problems with colds/flus turning into bacterial throat infections. Clears right up with Zithromax. However, this happens only about once in five months.
Before she was diagnosed with Crohn's, she used to have back to back sinus infections. Within days or weeks after finishing a round of Augmentin she would get sick again.
Ever since she started treatment for Crohn's, the sinus infections have disappeared. She had pneumonia and bronchitis before her Crohn's was recognized (the signs were there, but the docs were clueless) but since treatment for Crohn's has not had either pneumonia or bronchitis.
It seems the Entocort and prednisone, though immunosuppressive, did not cause as much systemic harm as the unchecked Crohn's inflammation did.
Daughter (20) Dx'd Crohn's 3/06. Misdiagnosed for two years, including by top pediatric Crohn's specialist as stress and needing more fiber but landed in hospital in 3/06 with cramps, vomiting, stricture. Now in remission with Entocort 3 mg (one pill), SCD multivitamin, yogurt, vit D3 1800IU, 900+ mg calcium, 50 mg B complex vit, 25 mg iron. No longer on SCD diet.