The use of steroids in head trauma is a hot topic in both human and veterinary medicine. Theoretically, steroids can reduce inflammation; however, there are many adverse effects which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. While the use of steroids with trauma is debated, the use of steroids with head trauma is currently considered contraindicated. Why? In this veterinary podcast, VetGirl discusses why steroids are bad following head trauma in veterinary medicine.

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  1. I never knew that steroids were ever prescribed for head trauma.. I’ve had them prescribed to me plenty of times for my back and other orthopedic and allergic issues, but seriously? For head trauma? Pet or human, one would think there could be adverse affects to the brain.

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