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Claremont, CA
A 22-year-old female asked:

How would a do differently approach my asthma treatment than an md. my doctors want to pump me with steroids and im afraid of the long term affects.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
"pump you full"???: Three decades ago we had little more than intravenous or oral steroids that went everywhere in the body & side effects were a problem. Today these forms are used in acute events, but most are delivered as inhalers directly to the tissue where needed.These inhaler steroids are metabolized locally & allow an asthma patient to get a years worth of treatment for what they used to take in a week.
Last updated Mar 27, 2017

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