Growth Effects of Allergy and Asthma Medications
June 24, 2013•15 min
Hosted by: Ketan Sheth
Guest: David P. Skoner
Is there evidence that suggests corticosteroids used to treat asthma might affect growth? Are growth effects from using inhaled or intranasal steroids to control asthma or allergic rhinitis a significant concern? Dr. David Skoner, professor of pediatrics at the Drexel University College of Medicine, discusses the challenges of evaluating the systemic effects of these medications, and suggests what physicians can do to minimize the risk of growth effects when using corticosteroids. Dr. Ketan Sheth hosts.