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How quickly can oral steroids improve the condition of a preschool child with asthma who has been coughing non-stop for a week? [reactive airway+wheez
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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 12-24 hours
If your child has been coughing secondary to an exacerbation of asthma, oral steroids usually begin working about 6 hours after being given.
In general, most children have significant improvements in their symptoms by 24 hours. If the symptoms are not improving, you should consult the prescribing doctor to discuss other diagnoses.

In brief: 12-24 hours
If your child has been coughing secondary to an exacerbation of asthma, oral steroids usually begin working about 6 hours after being given.
In general, most children have significant improvements in their symptoms by 24 hours. If the symptoms are not improving, you should consult the prescribing doctor to discuss other diagnoses.
Dr. Brian Bezack
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 48 Hours
Usually we see significant improvement in 48 hours.
Most asthma episodes require 5 days of of oral steroids at an effective dose to resolve and prevent recurrence of coughing & wheezing. The dose is 1 mg/kg or 0.5 mg/lb.

In brief: 48 Hours
Usually we see significant improvement in 48 hours.
Most asthma episodes require 5 days of of oral steroids at an effective dose to resolve and prevent recurrence of coughing & wheezing. The dose is 1 mg/kg or 0.5 mg/lb.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Oral steroids
Oral steroids will be effective in the first 24hr. But works slowly and each day there will be imorovement.
Steroids work slowly but there may be improvement in the first 24hr.

In brief: Oral steroids
Oral steroids will be effective in the first 24hr. But works slowly and each day there will be imorovement.
Steroids work slowly but there may be improvement in the first 24hr.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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