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Why do corticosteroids harm COVID-19 patients?

This Science Daily article states that steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus (COVID-19), referring to this The Lancet article. Understanding the evidence for harm or ...
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Using corticosteroids during pregnancy

I recently learned that steroids are sometimes given to mothers in preterm labor. For example: If a baby is at risk of being born too early, giving the mother steroids before the birth can help ...
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What is the relationship between cortisol and depression?

In Vythilingam, Meena et al. "Hippocampal Volume, Memory, and Cortisol Status in Major Depressive Disorder: Effects of Treatment." Biological Psychiatry 56, no. 2 (2004), the relationship between ...
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Is topical corticosteroid vasoconstriction temporary?

If topical corticosteroids cause vasoconstriction, is it always only temporary? Does it always return to its original state or even more dilatated?
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Nasal corticosteroids and hypertenstion

Can corticosteroid nasal sprays such as Nasonex (mometasone) and Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide), effect blood pressure? Do topical steroids like that enter the blood stream in such a way that they ...
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Why are inhaled corticosteroids not used in the treatment of pneumonia?

Common sense made me think of the need for inflammation reduction in case of pneumonia and the anti-inflammatory characteristics of inhaled corticosteroids. I Googled and found a study1 from 2017 that ...
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Does inhaled corticosteroids as a treatment for asthma result in weight gain?

I've found several contradicting answers to this question from several sources. Below are a few examples. The website everydayhealth.com and a research published on ncbi.nlm.nih.gov mention a link ...
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Klebsiella pneumoniae and corticosteroids

Does anyone know why taking corticosteroids is a risk factor of a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection? Also, is it normal to find Klebsiella pneumoniae in the throat area or upper respiratory tract? I'd ...
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What is the proper timing for dexamethasone injections to improve the healing of damaged tendons in humans?

{1} found via experiments on rats that: Dexamethasone given days 5–9 leads to an increased force at failure on mechanical testing. {2}, which commented on {1}, noted that: "It's well-known ...
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Topical corticosteroids on penis vasoconstriction

If you apply topical corticosteroids to the penis (due to medical indication), can these cause local vasoconstriction and can the vasoconstriction be bad for sexual health (erections)? Or does the ...
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How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form?

How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form (inhalation)? What carrier gas would be adequate? CO, CO2, NO (Nitric Oxide)?
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Why are corticosteroids used to treat Covid-19 [duplicate]

I read an article on the BBC which said that corticosteroids where used to treat Covid-19 patients in India. Later they changed the word corticosteroids into steroids and they added that they were ...