How effective are inhaled steroids for children under 5?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Inhaled corticosteroids are the most effective long-term control medications for treating persistent asthma in children under 5 years. They reduce asthma symptoms, improve lung function, reduce airway inflammation, and reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.

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