Common "Polychondritis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


The rare condition polychondritis, also known as relapsing polychondritis, causes inflammation of the cartilage in numerous body parts. The ears, nose, and lungs are the most common areas affected by the disease. It usually affects people in their 50s or 60s, and the reason for it is not known.

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What medicines can I use apart from steroids for polychondritis that developed after a severe COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 8 inches, and my weight is 121.25 to 132.28 lb. I have been diagnosed with polychondritis, an inflammation of the ears. This complaint started after a severe COVID-19 infection. I have been put on steroids (Prednisolone) for seven months. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Polychondritis or relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon condition leading to inflammation of cartilages in the body, especially the ear, nose, and lungs. Is your nose also affected? The primary treatment for the condition is corticosteroids...  Read Full »

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