inhaled steroids DON'T affect LONG-TERM growth in children

There's finally good evidence that inhaled steroids DON'T affect LONG-TERM growth in children.

Inhaled steroids might reduce growth by about half an inch during the first year...but these children seem to reach normal adult height.

In fact, inhaled steroids probably HELP children with asthma reach their full height...both poorly controlled asthma and oral steroids can slow growth.

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