Oral steroids are not effective for improving olfactory function after COVID-19

Clinical Question

Are oral steroids effective for improving olfactory function in adults recovering from COVID-19?

Bottom line

This study found that oral steroids are no more effective than placebo for improving olfactory function in adults after COVID-19. 1b

Study design: Randomized controlled trial (double-blinded)

Funding: Government

Setting: Outpatient (specialty)

Reviewer

David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Atrium Health
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill
Charlotte, NC


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Anonymous

Steroids don't help in hearing loss with Covid

Good to know

Anonymous

steroids for post covid olfaction

no help

ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Very good