Steroid Medication

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Steroids are used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including allergies and inflammation (swelling).

Common conditions they can be used to treat include:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies, including hay fever and rhinitis
  • Skin conditions such as hives and eczema
  • Swollen joints, muscles or tendons
  • Crohn’s disease and other conditions that cause bowel inflammation

If you’re suffering from one of the above conditions, speak to one of our doctors on your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

They’ll recommend the best steroid medication to treat your symptoms and explain any possible side effects of your medication. They can also write you up a prescription that you’ll be able to pick up from a pharmacy of your choice.

Some of the most commonly prescribed steroids include:


What are steroids?

Steroids are a class of drug that can treat a range of medical issues by copying the way natural hormones work.

They're usually broken down into two types - anabolic (which behave in the same way as male sex hormones) and corticosteroids, which mimic hormones produced by your adrenal glands.

Anabolic steroids are used to build muscle and are well-known for their illicit usage in athletics. However, they have a range of medical uses and can successfully treat issues like late onset of puberty and muscle loss in people going through cancer treatment or suffering from AIDS.

Corticosteroids are typically used to treat immune diseases and allergic reactions or as a supplement for people whose bodies aren't producing enough natural hormones.

If you've got a medical issue and are wondering whether steroids might be able to treat it, speak to a doctor online now.