Steroids Do Not Help Wheezing Kids, University of Leicester Study

Published: Jan 22, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 Britain who were hospitalized with a wheezing attack and treated with the steroid prednisolone stayed just as long as other children who were given dummy pills.

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