Pharyngitis – steroids

A quick point from Pulse 19.7.10 – A meta-analysis of steroid use in pharyngitis shows that it can reduce pain severity and duration.  There are technical flaws that may mean this effect is overestimated, so we shouldn’t yet make this a routine prescription for all patients with pharyngitis.  However, it’s something to bear in mind as an option for those who are really suffering or particularly need to get better more quickly for some reason.


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