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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to use steriod tablets for 1 to 2 weeks on periodic basis if one has severe cough variant asthma?or will it still cause many side effects?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Steroid use for resp: Steroid use in respiratory problems is routine medical therapy. I should be regulated by your medical provider, so hopefully it won't become chronic usage, which definately has many side effects. Beta2 agonists ie albuterol are still the basic meds for asthma type problems. Steroid are a secondary adjunct and do carry complications if used too frequently.
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