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Brunswick, OH
A 26-year-old female asked:

F/u with doc post strep-said no infection but throat is still inflamed , under jaw hurts, still lymphnode swollen- put me on prednisone? why?

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Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Don t know: I really don t know why you were placed on prednisone, some times with nasal congestion , and obstruction and secretions Prednisone is used to improve this. Patients with some bronchitic component of mild asthma may benefit ... But in the 19 th of march 2013 issue of the annals of internal medicine a review on a number of trials states that adding steroids improves pain relief in pt with sore thro.
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