4 doctors weighed in:

Are steroids effective against mono?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes used

Steroids such as Prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides.

In brief: Sometimes used

Steroids such as Prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology

In brief: NO

American family physician recommends no steroids.
That being said there are times when steroids may be of help. With extremely swollen tonsils steroids may reduce the suffering. If sudden dry eyes are associated with infectious mono steroids may reverse the dry eyes. I have personally treated severe dry eyes and highly positive ebv igm in a teenager successfully with short term high dose steroi.

In brief: NO

American family physician recommends no steroids.
That being said there are times when steroids may be of help. With extremely swollen tonsils steroids may reduce the suffering. If sudden dry eyes are associated with infectious mono steroids may reverse the dry eyes. I have personally treated severe dry eyes and highly positive ebv igm in a teenager successfully with short term high dose steroi.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors