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Does high Prednisone dosage help in the treatment of myositis?

I have a cousin with Myositis, Polymyositis and has to be hooked up to a machine to get liquids as cannot swallow anything but water and gets regurge when does eat thru tube. She is on steroid and per Mayo Clinic there is no cure yet but am wondering if higher dose of Prednisone would help?
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
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Short term use of steroids can help in reducing the inflammation.

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Does high Prednisone dosage help in the treatment of myositis?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Short term use of steroids can help in reducing the inflammation. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.