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How do corticosteroids get administered?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cream shots pills

As cream or gel. As shots into the skin and for extensive severe problems orally.

In brief: Cream shots pills

As cream or gel. As shots into the skin and for extensive severe problems orally.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple ways

The best way to administer corticosteroids is directly to the place they are needed to limit side effects.
That means steroid nasal sprays for allergies, inhaled steroids for asthma and steroid creams for atopic dermatitis. For severe inflammatory or allergic conditions, steroids can be given as pills, liquids or injections (iv or im). Steroids can be injected into joints or into spinal fluid.

In brief: Multiple ways

The best way to administer corticosteroids is directly to the place they are needed to limit side effects.
That means steroid nasal sprays for allergies, inhaled steroids for asthma and steroid creams for atopic dermatitis. For severe inflammatory or allergic conditions, steroids can be given as pills, liquids or injections (iv or im). Steroids can be injected into joints or into spinal fluid.
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