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How does administration of hydrocortisone help after an acute asthma?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Reduced inflammation

Oral corticosteroids reduce airway inflammation which leads to improvements in symptoms and lung function.
Hydrocortisone is typically not used for this due its short half life. Prednisone or Prednisolone are more commonly prescribed.

In brief: Reduced inflammation

Oral corticosteroids reduce airway inflammation which leads to improvements in symptoms and lung function.
Hydrocortisone is typically not used for this due its short half life. Prednisone or Prednisolone are more commonly prescribed.
Dr. John Overholt
Dr. John Overholt
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics

In brief: Asthma and steroids

Doctors use steroids for asthma to keep the inflamation of your airways under control.
It should be the first line of ongoing asthma treatment. Usu ally streroids do not help in acute situation.

In brief: Asthma and steroids

Doctors use steroids for asthma to keep the inflamation of your airways under control.
It should be the first line of ongoing asthma treatment. Usu ally streroids do not help in acute situation.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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