Tag: New England Journal of Medicine

  • Steroids in Young Children–too Much of a Good Thing?

     Intermittent budesonide therapy for children with recurrent wheezing  Here’s the issue:  my doctor prescribes budesonide (or Pulmicort™) for my child’s asthma and tells me to use it EVERYDAY.  Is this really necessary?  Conventional wisdom says to use inhaled steroids or anti-inflammatory medications for asthma everyday or they don’t work well.  That attitude may now be…

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