Asthma Drugs to be continued for Continued BenefitAs per a new study, children who were administered with steroids to treat asthma in the past have not shown those improvements after stopping the steroid treatment. The results were observed after the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) clinical trial announced its findings on more than 1,000 children in the age group of 5-12 years.

It was found that children, who are now in their late teens, administered with steroid treatment in the past and stopped now showed no differences in asthma management when they were compared with children who received the placebo.

Robert C. Strunk, M.D., a Washington University pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and lead author of the study, remarked that it was interesting to notice that children appeared to do better with the passage of age.

Inhaled corticosteroids such as budesonide have been known to be one of the most effective forms of anti-inflammatory treatments for asthma management via improving pulmonary function.

The study suggested that if a patient is cured from asthma after using steroid treatment, he should not stop using asthma medications or think that asthma is completely cured. It was found during the study that continued benefits of steroid medications require continued usage.

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