Steroids of No Help to Babies with Breathing Problems

According to a report by the New England Journal of Medicine, a steroid popularly prescribed to babies with breathing problems—particularly lower respiratory infections or Bronchiolitis—is not helpful.

One of the main causes of infant hospitalization is lower respiratory tract infection. During the study, one half of the babies were given steroids and the other half was treated with placebo medicine. None of the two treatments gave good results and 40 percent of babies from both the groups had to be hospitalized again.

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