Louis Argentine MD
Oral steroids are a mainstay of treatment for severe posion ivy induced contact dermatitis. The doses, duration of therapy, and taper/nontaper debate has raged for decades: read on a for quick summary of a paper comparing a short steroid burst to a 15 day taper!
Board Review: Myxedema Coma
Which of the following medications is most appropriate for the treatment of myxedema coma in the emergency department? (scroll down for the answer)
A) PO Levothyroxine
B) IV Thyroxine