dexamethasone for asthma exacerbations

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.

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