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.