Taking steroids

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    1. rickycyh

      rickycyh Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Hi Dr Nagler,

      My ENT still advised me to take steroid for a week even after few months onset of tinnitus, i have some high frequency loss(8kz, 45DB) at T onset, and returned to normal(20DB) after a month without taking any steroid but tinnitus is still here... ENT think it's worth a try, what do you think?
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

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      04/1994
      Not likely to help, in my considered opinion, but I'd follow your ENT's recommendation anyway. A one week course of steroids in an otherwise-healthy adult has a very low risk profile. And the thing of it is, we really don't have good statistics on how many folks with tinnitus it truly does help.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       

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