Corticosteroids as standalone or add-on treatment for sore throat.
BACKGROUND: Sore throat is a common condition associated with a high rate of antibiotic prescriptions, despite limited evidence for the effectiveness of antibiotics. Corticosteroids may improve symptoms of sore throat by reducing inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical benefit and safety of corticosteroids for symptoms of sore throat in adults and children. SEARCH METHODS: We searched The Cochrane Library, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Tri...Expand abstract
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