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Would dexamethasone prematurely stop growth in a teen if taken in small doses?

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Dr. John Sheehy
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In brief: Maybeif not watched

Dexamethasone is an antiflmmatory steroid.
It be used orally in the past for asthma and is still use for short peroids of time for asthma, croup, poison ivy, ect.Used over entende periods of time slows the growth velocity and thus should be monitored. Children who have chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases may have to take steroids for extended periods weigh the risk benefit ratio.

In brief: Maybeif not watched

Dexamethasone is an antiflmmatory steroid.
It be used orally in the past for asthma and is still use for short peroids of time for asthma, croup, poison ivy, ect.Used over entende periods of time slows the growth velocity and thus should be monitored. Children who have chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases may have to take steroids for extended periods weigh the risk benefit ratio.
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