Inhaled steroids for asthma may provide little benefit for some childrenAccording to a new study presented at the American Thoracic Society, some children suffering from asthma may find it difficult to keep their asthma under control with inhaled corticosteroids.

In a study of 914 children with mild to severe asthma, it was found that children who reported consistent use of inhaled steroids were 20 percent less likely to report having well-controlled asthma compared with those not using any inhaled steroids, over a period of one year.

The data comes from the Child Asthma Management Program Continuation Study (CAMPCS), one of the largest groups of children with mild to moderate asthma in the nation who have been followed over a period of 10 years.