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How can I treat temporal arteritis?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Steroids
If you were diagnosed with or even highly suspected of having temporal arteritis, you need to be on steroids urgently.
A temporal artery biopsy can confirm the diagnosis, but steroids should be started first. Steroids can been tapered slowly over time according to your doctors recommendation.

In brief: Steroids
If you were diagnosed with or even highly suspected of having temporal arteritis, you need to be on steroids urgently.
A temporal artery biopsy can confirm the diagnosis, but steroids should be started first. Steroids can been tapered slowly over time according to your doctors recommendation.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Corticosteroids
Corticosteroids like Prednisone and Prednisolone whic are strong medications that block inflammation which is important in temporal arteritis because there is a risk of blindness in untreated patients.
The blindness occurs because there are inflammed blood vessels called arteries - hense the term arteritis - can block the flow of blood flow interferring with eye function. These need monitoring.

In brief: Corticosteroids
Corticosteroids like Prednisone and Prednisolone whic are strong medications that block inflammation which is important in temporal arteritis because there is a risk of blindness in untreated patients.
The blindness occurs because there are inflammed blood vessels called arteries - hense the term arteritis - can block the flow of blood flow interferring with eye function. These need monitoring.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
Thank
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