In this JAMA article researchers found that antibiotics, steroid sprays and placebos are all about the same in treating these problems. The big issue is that indiscriminate prescribing of antibiotics has created a public health menace, namely the epidemic of flesh-eating bacteria and other antibiotic infections like MRSA, and newer, worse ones, according to the CDC in Atlanta. Steroids reduce inflammation, but they also have masculinizing effects, and lower your resistance to infection.
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