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Short-term increases in doses of inhaled steroid do not prevent asthma exacerbations in children

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eMediNexus    07 March 2018

Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma, according to a study published March 3, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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