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How and why they say long term use of inhaled corticosteroids decrease immune system ?

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Says who ?/BS: Four decades ago steroid use in asthma was considered taboo. The accepted word was after 1st use the patient would not respond without them.The only available forms were IV/oral or injected. Side effects were common. When inhaled steroids came along it revolutionized treatment. Miniscule amounts directly in the lung cells did their good & broke down without significant blood levels.

Answered 2/26/2021



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