Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents reduce the inflammation of the cranial nerves and help alleviate the pain and neurologic symptoms.

Prednisone (Rayos, Deltasone)

May decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity. May be taken during acute inflammatory period (1-2 wk) and then tapered slowly. As an alternative, Dosepaks (ie, several prepackaged tablets with decreasing doses) can be taken. Individualize dose based on response.


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