1619824213 Overuse of steroids could be counter productive says AIIMS chief
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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria

NEW DELHI: Overuse of systemic steroids could also be counter-productive, particularly if began early and may infect the lungs, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria stated cautioning individuals in opposition to misuse of medicines throughout Covid an infection.
“People assume Remdesivir and steroids will assist. These will not be at all times wanted. Covid-19 has two phases — the primary is when the virus spreads within the physique inflicting fever and congestion. Sometimes when it spreads to lungs, oxygen falls and anti-viral medication are given. The second section is when the immune system fails, and physique inflames. That is when steroids are wanted. If given early, steroids can promote viral replication which is already on within the first section,” stated Dr Guleria.
The Centre additionally issued pointers on the administration of Covid-19 in youngsters with rising infections being seen in these underneath 18 years.
Guleria stated well being infrastructure can work to a restrict and it’s essential to scale back circumstances, whereas interesting individuals to launch “break the chain movement” by gifting masks to those that will not be complying and by stopping crowding. “Proper management is key. The pandemic is going to Tier 2, 3 cities. Training of doctors is needed,” he stated.



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