Consider Short Course of Dexamethasone for Asthma Exacerbations in Kids

More children will get dexamethasone for asthma exacerbations.

Prednisone and prednisolone (Prelone, etc) have been the "go-to" corticosteroids for treating acute asthma exacerbations in kids.

But dexamethasone may be a better option. It works as well, has a shorter treatment course, and is better tolerated than prednisone.

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