A 42-year-old member asked:
How effective is prednisolone (orapred) for treating croup?
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Croup and steroids: Oral steroids can be very helpful in reducing the severity of upper airway edema associated with croup, but is generally reserved for those children who have severe symptoms such as stridor at rest. Steroids treat symptoms, not the cause, and should be used sparingly in growing children.
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