When the clinic tells parents that “this is eczema, need to apply medicine” or “asthma and shortness of breath, need to eat steroids!”, parents often responded by “why use steroids?”
As long as you hear the three keywords of “steroids” in the ointment or pill, everyone will open their mouths and look at me with amazement, and the air will almost condense.
Everyone is always concerned, will steroids hurt the kidneys or accumulate in the body? Does the use of steroids reduce immunity and increase the chance of infection?
This kind of worry is not unreasonable. For allergists, steroids are like a sharp-edged knife. When used in the right place, it can really alleviate allergic diseases. However, if you have to use steroids for a long time, you may have edema and moon. Face, buffalo shoulder side effects.
I will tell my parents that if they are correct and use the proper dose of steroids, they can function in the shortest time, quickly control allergic symptoms, prevent allergic diseases from recurring or rebounding, and heal as soon as possible. This is why steroids must be used.
How to take anabolic steroids safely?
It is necessary to use steroid creams or oral steroids in outpatients. Common allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, urticaria, acute bronchitis and asthma. The reason why it is allergic is because the immune cells are too active, and they are attacked by the enemy and the enemy, causing inflammation of the skin or respiratory organs.
Allergists use steroids because steroids can reduce the body’s overactive immune cells and anti-inflammatory effects. Proper use of steroids, like a hi-hat, allows the immune system to be out of control.
If you follow the doctor’s advice or take it, don’t stop it. When the condition is controlled, the doctor will gradually reduce the amount of steroids, which can play the best role in the treatment of allergic diseases, reducing treatment time and side effects. Therefore, in the course of treatment, you need sufficient patience and the instructions of the doctor.
Short-term use of steroids will not have side effects
If a child takes more than 4 steroid doses a day (a 5 mg, which is 20 mg a day) for 21 consecutive days, it may cause accumulation of salt in the body, recovery of water, body edema, fat redistribution leading to buffalo shoulders, moon Face edema side effects.
It may also be easier to prevent oral mold infection, or the immune reduction is easy to get sick, so pay attention to wound cleansing, oral health care, wear masks to many public places, reduce the chance of infection.
If it is 4 more than 3 months a day, there will be side effects of osteoporosis. Although the metabolism of steroids is excreted through the kidneys, it does not accumulate in the body, so it does not affect kidney function.
Infants and young children infected with acute bronchitis, the virus will rapidly reproduce in the respiratory tract after infection, causing the destruction of ciliated cells, so the secretions in the bronchi are excluded, and the secretions and caliber of the inflamed cells contract, which will cause bronchi Blocked, children will cough, wheezing or chest tightness.
If the symptoms are not improved with the use of phlegm drugs and bronchodilators, a small dose of steroids can be used.
The croup is a severe inflammation of the pharyngeal epiglottis and obstructs the respiratory tract. The most typical symptom is a coughing sound. The parents will say, “Suddenly there is no sound, and the cough is like a shit.”
This is because the development of elastic fibers in children’s respiratory tract is still incomplete, and it is easy to cause convulsions due to infection and inflammation. The release of inflammatory factors blocks the tracheal in and out and causes respiratory distress. At this time, it is necessary to take steroids to reduce the inflammatory reaction of the pharynx.
Asthma is caused by the infiltration of inflammatory cells caused by environmental or food allergens, and the release of inflammatory factors leads to chronic inflammation of the tracheal wall and swelling of the respiratory mucosa.
If short-acting bronchodilators are not ideal for inhalation, and shortness of breath and wheezing do not improve, oral steroids can be used for 3 to 7 consecutive days.
Can inhaled steroids be used for a long time?
In addition to oral steroids in children with asthma, inhaled steroids are still the drug of choice for the treatment of asthma. The total amount of inhalation per day is up to twice a day, twice a day, and will not exceed 0.5 to 1 per day. Oral steroids do not have the side effects of steroids for long-term use.
According to medical research reports, inhaled steroids are only absorbed by the body and do not affect children’s growth. The more common side effects are throat hoarseness and mold infection, but if the child cleans the mouth after taking the medicine, the side effects of throat hoarseness and infection can be minimized.
Is allergic rhinitis safe with steroid nasal spray?
Allergic rhinitis If the nose is severely inflamed, it is necessary to use a steroid nasal spray to control inflammation. In general, if only mild intermittent type of allergic rhinitis can be used intermittently; if the nasal congestion causes uncomfortable sleep every day, it should be used for a long time, otherwise allergic rhinitis is difficult to control.
Steroid nasal sprays are mainly used in the nose, and only a very small part of the blood will enter the bloodstream. Unless it is used improperly, it will have steroid side effects, but some children may have nosebleeds after using steroid nasal spray.
When topical skin inflammation such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria is inflamed, topical steroid creams are used to improve skin inflammation. Because these skin allergies are usually accompanied by itching, oral antihistamines are often given to reduce scratching in children.
The principle of steroid cream application is to apply thin and evenly on the inflamed skin, so that the white ointment can not be seen until the patient’s skin is no longer touched and thick, then the ointment can be stopped. This condition usually does not exceed one week, of course. There will be no side effects from the body.
Only when the application is uneven and long-term use, the skin may have side effects of atrophy, vasodilation and whitening. At this time, as long as the steroid cream is stopped, these side effects will gradually disappear and the skin will gradually return to normal color.