What side effects do inhaled steroids for children under 5 have?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include coughing, irritation of the throat or airways, difficulty speaking, yeast infections of the mouth and throat, sinus or respiratory infections, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort.

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