Oral Steroids

Oral steroids are potent medicines that taken orally and are used to reduce inflammation in many conditions. They are available as pills and liquid. Some of the commonly used oral steroids include Prednisolone, Dexamethasone, and Prednisone.

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I suffer from tinnitus after being exposed to loud gunshots. Will it go away?

Query: Hi doctor,I have tinnitus after being exposed to loud gun shots, as well as a firework being set off only a few feets away from me. The ringing is only in the right ear. It is the fourth day now that it has been going on. I cut steel for a living, and I do wear earplugs at work. But, the additional ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since it is due to recent exposure to loud sounds, there is a good chance that the tinnitus will resolve. You might have to take some steroid tablets or injections inside the ear to relieve any inflammation around the nerve. Also, it becomes pertinent that you get...  Read Full »

How to improve my daughter's low platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor, My 12 year old daughter was fatigued and had blue blotches over her body. The doctor locally ordered blood tests, and the results showed low platelet count of 50000. They administered Cortisone of 30 mg a day for two weeks, and the count went up to 100000. The doctor reduced Cortisone to...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is having low platelet count and blue blotch over the body. The skin discoloration can be from low platelet as thrombocytopenia can lead mucosal bleeding. If it seems cyanotic patches on examination then cardiac, respiratory and vascular causes need to be sear...  Read Full »

Is steroids necessary for all COVID-19 patients?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having fever for the past one week. I have already seen a doctor and started medication, and I am feeling stable now with a minor headache. Should I still take steroids that have been prescribed?  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. If your fever has subsided and you do not have any lung signs, I suggest you not to take steroids unnecessarily. Did you do RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) for COVID-19? Even for COVID, we give steroids only if you have a fever that is...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take Prednisone for psoriasis flare-up?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I have severe psoriasis from 12 years of age. I am using biologic Humira for ten years and it worked well. Two weeks back, I got a streptococcal throat infection. After that, my psoriasis began to flare up. I am taking slight treatments but it is not getting better. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not take oral steroids for a short course for psoriasis. It will make your condition resistant causing a flare-up. It may also lead to erythrodermic psoriasis. Oral steroids can be taken in emergency cases for psoriasis. If your condition is under control, then i...  Read Full »

Can you get addicted to 60 mg of Prednisolone if taken once a day for a month?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been prescribed Prednisolone 60 mg for anti-inflammatory issues by my doctor. Is there a risk for me to become addicted to Prednisolone 60 mg taken once a day for a month? Due to the pandemic, I am unable to go to the hospital. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prednisolone is prescribed according to your body weight which is 1 mg per kilogram. In some cases, a physician prescribes a higher dosage depending on the underlying disease. Definitely, the body gets used to long-term steroids like Prednisolone and so we cannot st...  Read Full »

Symptoms of urticaria are not under control even after taking medicines for it. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from chronic urticaria for the past six months. I have taken medicines and steroids. But nothing helped me. I have done various blood tests including serum IgE. I am taking Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Before few days, I was taking Metrogyl, Odacet, Shelcal, and Omnacorti...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the details given, it seems that you have taken anti-histamines for urticaria. But it has not helped you. There are two important points to be remembered. If it is urticaria, you can have some triggering factors. Secondly, you have taken medicines and steroids...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe skin issues with pain and itchiness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eczema and it is present all over my body. It is present mainly on my neck and bends of my joints. When I was in my childhood, it got calmed down. Now, I experience severe skin problems. I know that I have eczema. But I believe that something wrong is happening to me. I experience...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have urticaria right now. It is a chronic problem but there is a treatment. If it is not completely cured, we can try to subside it. As you have done an allergy test several times, it shows that you are allergic to many things. Avoid using chemicals, cosmetics, dete...  Read Full »

Why do the new patches look different than my alopecia patches?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from alopecia. I have a new patch and it seems to be different from other alopecia patches. What can I do to regain hair growth? Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The two pictures look different (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first one is inflamed and the other one is non-inflamed. It is difficult to conclude anything based on the picture. If you have a history of other immune con...  Read Full »

How to differentiate between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6 year old daughter was born with tyrosinemia type 1. She had diarrhea and bloody stools for 10 days, a month back. She was tested for many things, and everything came back normal, except her calprotectin level was 1250 while she had loose and bloody stools. She was admitted and h...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We see many tyrosinemias and IBD (irritable bowel disease) patients. In smaller children, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease....  Read Full »

Why does my nephew have back stiffness and difficulty in walking?

Query: Hi doctor, I want an opinion for my 24 year old nephew. For the past four months, he has been suffering from the following problems. He has numbness in both his lower limbs for the past three months and he has total blackout for a few seconds. He has been suffering from constipation for the past ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the symptoms, it is suggestive of the myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord). Hence, he has been treated with initial IV steroids and then oral. After taking these medications, either his symptom...  Read Full »

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