New research found that a preventative inhaler for children may pose certain issues for children. On top of frequently forgetting to use the inhaler each day, studies have found the corticosteroid found in many of the inhalers to hamper growth in children as well.
New findings have shown that asthma may be treatable for children without using an inhaler each day.
Although studies have shown that daily use may not be necessary, experts still recommend daily use for the most proper treatment of asthma in children, adding that concerned parents should speak to a doctor with any questions or concerns they have.
Asthma is an inflammatory disease that affects the airflow in to and out of the lungs.
Asthma is frequently treated with the help of what is referred to as a “reliever” inhaler, but “preventer” inhalers are also available to use as a proactive method.
A common issue among many children with asthma is that they stop medicating daily as asthma symptoms subside.
Experts suggest daily use of an inhaler as the best method for treating asthma.
Low dosages of corticosteroids found in inhalers have shown no negative effects on growth in children.