A 53-year-old male asked:
Have had a cold for three weeks. symptoms keep cycling between congestion, cough, fatigue, runny nose, sore throat. in-home test results showed no covid infection. non-smoker, no lung illnesses. is 12 days prednisone treatment excessive?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
A 12 day steroid course with tapered dose is slightly long but not excessive for the treatment of viral induced inflammation, either due to Covid-19 or non Covid-19 infection. Home Covid antigen test has low sensitivity, i.e. high false negative result.
Reviewed Dec 21, 2021
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Continue to self isolate, re test for COVID 19 PCR is recommended. Drink fluids,rest, monitor temperature and breathing. Watch for shortness of breath and discuss the use of steroids after PCR testing.
Answered Dec 20, 2021
Last updated Dec 28, 2021
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