What happens if there is regular use of Steroids even in very low doses for children?

Question (Posted on :  24 Dec 2008 )


What happens if there is regular use of Steroids even in very low doses for children?

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 24 Dec 2008 )


Steroids are naturally produced in human body, and the general fear of steroids is a misconception. They are life saving drugs in some acute allergic conditions etc., Asthma. However if used in a high dose it may cause weight gain, retarded growth, supression of other hormones and local side effects such as fungal infection. Use of low doses should not cause any adverse effects and there are new forms of drugs that share the beneficial effects of steroids that can be used to substitute steroids after the acute period has passed.



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