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is corticosteroids (cortison) is the solution for allergic asthma patients?

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Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Cortisone can help a patient with allergic asthma who is having a flare, but it has many more side-effects than the medicines that are now used for asthma treatment and control. Asthma medicines are usually inhaled and are classed as rescue medicines (help get rid of symptoms quickly) and controllers (which prevent asthma symptoms and make the disease less severe). Talk to your doctor.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013
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Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Usually: Inhaled corticosteorids are the cornerstone to treat persistent asthma. Very liittle is absorbed into your body. It works locally in the lungs to reduce inflammation. Allergic reactions cause inflammation so to answer your question- yes.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013

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