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How long does it take for oral steroids to work

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Hours to days: In general oral/enteral steroids work within hours and reach full effects over the course of days. I will temper that statement with, in the case of ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Outcome: Oral or intravenous steroids may have a lag period of about 48 hrs prior to initial benefit, and the effect may build over a few more days, but if you... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
A few days: Targeted injections into the lumbar spine should work well within 2-3 days.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
May not: If you rinse your mouth out you may never geti it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Call your doctor: Usually oral steroids work within a day or 2, if you continue to have symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately, as you may have not respon... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Remicade (infliximab) often works quickly with significant improvement noted after one or two infusions.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Reduce inflammation: Steroids act as an anti inflammatory agent. When taken orally, they ultimately reach the lung and reduce the inflammatory process that results in bron... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Your question in not clear. It would be better to check with the doctor who prescribed the medication as s/he knows more about your health.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Surdyka
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Kelly612: No legitimate physician will recommend anabolic steroids simply for training or body building. If you truly are suffering from low testoste... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Ask your doctor: Your doctor who prescribed you the antibiotics and steroids is in a better position than any other doctor to guide you. But ibuprophen is a fairly sa... Read More