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Do steroids cure a viral infection?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Steroids are used to treat inflammation, which is often a symtpom of viral infections, but by definition do not "cure" viral infections.
Some anti-viral medications will help slow and shorten the progression of viral illnesses. Rest, plenty of fluids, and supportive measures go a long way to help fight off viral infections as well. Good luck.

In brief: No

Steroids are used to treat inflammation, which is often a symtpom of viral infections, but by definition do not "cure" viral infections.
Some anti-viral medications will help slow and shorten the progression of viral illnesses. Rest, plenty of fluids, and supportive measures go a long way to help fight off viral infections as well. Good luck.
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