Steroids found ineffective in young children with wheezeAccording to a new research involving medical experts at The University of Nottingham, steroid tablets are not effective for minimizing the symptoms of virus-induced wheezing in pre-school children.

It is noteworthy to note here that researchers from the universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Bart’s in London have been at the centre of a leading study for finding out whether or not steroids are effective for relieving symptoms of wheezing in children below the age of five.

Dr Alan Smyth said that though there may be some children (with a family history) who benefit from steroids while treating asthma but when it comes to wheezing, steroids do not help. Dr Mike Thomas, Chief Medical Advisor for Asthma UK said that this study could have important implications for the medical community.