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    Can steroids be taken for throat inflammation?

hi husband had soar throat on and off for about 3weeks. kids had strep husband decided to take zpak because he wasnt feeling well. today after i couldnt take he moaning about throat , i looked at it saw white patch but glands didnt feel swollen and throat not red. he went to md and they said his throat was very inflammed and gave him steroids to take along w abx for strep. does this treatment sound right/ or is being on steroids to much? ALSO WHY DID IT LINGER ON HIM FOR SOOO LONG? thank you irene from ny. he is 34yr old usually very healthy no past hx of any medical problems
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

The symptoms of your husband seem to be related to tonsillitis.

The steroid is given to reduce inflammation.

The antibiotics are used to treat the infection.

So, I do agree with the treatment given by your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi,
General & Family Physician
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