Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Tonsillitis and Peritonsillar Abscess?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Udayan K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. These agents modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli. Corticosteroids reduce inflammation, which may impair swallowing and breathing.

Dexamethasone (Baycadron)

Dexamethasone is a short-acting, rapid-onset glucocorticoid.

Prednisone

Prednisone decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.

Prednisolone (Pediapred, Millipred, Orapred)

Prednisolone decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.


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