What type of steroid is used to treat pleurisy?

Usually prednisone. When steroids are use the usual choice is oral prednisone. Many physicians prefer using an injectable steroid because it's easy for the patient and doesn't cause stomach upset. However if the patient has problems with corticosteroids oral Prednisone can always be discontinued.

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What type of steroid is commonly used to treat pleurisy?

Depends on type. Treatment of pleurisy depends on underlying cause. Pleurisy itself denotes inflammation or irritation of lining of the lungs & can be caused by several conditions/disorders. Hence a complete workup for underlying cause can help determine the cause which will then determine the required treatment regimen and its duration. Read more...