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how long does it take for oral steroids to work

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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
38 years experience Pediatrics
May not: If you rinse your mouth out you may never geti it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Remicade (infliximab) often works quickly with significant improvement noted after one or two infusions.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: you may need more , you may be having chronic sinusitis, nasal steroids alone won't help, ENT referral may be needed, best wishes
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
Depends: Depends on what you're using and how long you use it for. People who are on steroids for many years may never recover normal funciton.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: How long have those nasty steroids been in your ''blooc'' system. Now a bloocologist could help you, but i'm thinking it is in your blood. So tomorrow ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depending on the severity of the bronchitis and inflammation, the proper dosing, etc, it may take a day to 3-4 days. Make sure the full course is tak ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
24-48 hours: Sometimes the local anesthetic will give a couple hours of relief but the steriod begins to active within 24-48 hours.
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