Cochrane Corner: Corticosteroids help to resolve sore throats quickly
Arroll, M. 2013. Cochrane Corner: Corticosteroids help to resolve sore throats quickly. Journal of Primary Health Care. 5 (4), p. 335.
Corticosteroids are effective in the treatment of sore throats. Those taking corticosteroids were three times as likely to demonstrate a complete resolution of symptoms in 24 hours compared to those taking placebo. However, as both groups were given antibiotics, it is still unclear whether corticosteroids alone are effective.
|Journal||Journal of Primary Health Care|
|Journal citation||5 (4), p. 335|
|Publisher||Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||11 Dec 2013|
|Book title||Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews|
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