Do Corticosteroids Decrease the Pain of Acute Pharyngitis? - Frankly Speaking EP 18
When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours.
Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD