Corticosteroids for Cystic Fibrosis
How It Works
Corticosteroids reduce Reference inflammation Opens New Window in the lungs. They also decrease Reference mucus Opens New Window and make it easier for the person to breathe. Corticosteroids can be given as a pill or liquid, as an injection, or with an Reference inhaler Opens New Window. The kind of corticosteroid that will be prescribed depends on what symptoms are being treated.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susanna McColley, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology