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Studies: Steroids Do Not Help Wheezing Kids

Posted on Mar 15, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Thursday, January 22, 2009 | E-Mail Print Share LOS ANGELES – Steroid drugs, a common treatment for young children prone to wheezing and colds, do not help and may even be harmful, according to new research. Preschoolers in Britainwho were hospitalized with a wheezing attack and treated with the steroid prednisolone stayed just as long as other children who were given dummy pills. In another study, Canadian children who had previous wheezing trouble and who took the steroid fluticasone as a preventive measureshowed modest improvement, but the side effect of possible stunted...

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