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Will prednisone given for croup cause any side effects in a 2 year old?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Should not.

Croup can dame the small airways in the lung.
The duration of the stroid given will be short. However, another option is an aerosolized steroids for asthma.

In brief: Should not.

Croup can dame the small airways in the lung.
The duration of the stroid given will be short. However, another option is an aerosolized steroids for asthma.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Longer term or random use of steroids can supress the immune functions of people at any age, including infancy.
Prednisone is a med that is similar to the stress hormone the body makes naturally and a brief course (several days) is usually not a problem.Some do get crabby (roid rage) during treatment, but this fades when they come off the med.

In brief: No

Longer term or random use of steroids can supress the immune functions of people at any age, including infancy.
Prednisone is a med that is similar to the stress hormone the body makes naturally and a brief course (several days) is usually not a problem.Some do get crabby (roid rage) during treatment, but this fades when they come off the med.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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