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Are steroids effective against mono

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sometimes used: Steroids such as Prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breat... Read More
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
NO: American family physician recommends no steroids. That being said there are times when steroids may be of help. With extremely swollen tonsils steroid... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Quickly: Depends on the preparation used but usually effects are gone after a few days at most.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not allergy: Rashes that do not improve after antihistamines and steroids are likely not allergic in nature. It is entirely possible that the rash is the result o... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Before : Before getting an mri, it may be worthwhile for you to see a neurologist first. The weakness and twitching are concerning and should be looked into s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Largely symptomatic: Some patients with severe symptoms may need steroids. Hydration, rest & Acetaminophen can be used to reduce both fever & pain.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Unusual: Not usually. Chronic fatigue is a difficult thing to treat. The mainstays of treatment are mostly behavioral training, good sleep hygiene, eating well... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Was your partner...: Was your sexual partner concomitantly treated for Trichomonas at the same time you were? If not, that may be why it is returning so rapidly if you are... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Speak to your MD: With all due respect, your best place for this source of information is the physician providing your care, who knows you as a patient, your medical co... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Otolaryngologist: Mono usually affects both tonsils and a routine throat culture checks for strep. A viral infection like herpes is a possibility. Sjs(stevens johnson s... Read More
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Immunomodulators: Immunomodulators that work in the cellular level with the immune cells involved with eczema such as Protopic and elidel (pimecrolimus). Also moisturiz... Read More

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