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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Intravenous steroids

These are given via a drip in hospital to treat severe inflammation very quickly. This is usually done as a day case taking 2-4 hours and you can go home afterwards.

A one off dose may be used, but generally we give one or two courses. A course is one dose each day for three days.

Oral steroids are often continued afterwards.