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Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Yes, sometimes
Encephalitis (brain swelling) may be mild to severe.
Active medical management is required in both the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Steroids are sometimes used, as they are a very useful at reducing inflammation. Though they are not used for all patients who present with encephalitis, they are part of many treatment regimens.

In brief: Yes, sometimes
Encephalitis (brain swelling) may be mild to severe.
Active medical management is required in both the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Steroids are sometimes used, as they are a very useful at reducing inflammation. Though they are not used for all patients who present with encephalitis, they are part of many treatment regimens.
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir or gancyclovir can be successful in treating herpes encephalitis, especially if started early in the illness.
Anti-seizure medications and corticosteroids are added to the treatment regimen, if necessary.

In brief: Yes
Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir or gancyclovir can be successful in treating herpes encephalitis, especially if started early in the illness.
Anti-seizure medications and corticosteroids are added to the treatment regimen, if necessary.
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