Dexamethasone and Sore Throat

Infectious Disease PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

Is Dexamethasone an option to treat sore throat ? A JAMA study on 565 patients in a randomized¬† clinical trial showed “a single dose of oral dexamethasone(10 mg) compared with placebo did not increase the proportion of patients with resolution of symptoms at 24 hours. However, there was a significant difference at 48 hours.”

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