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Common asthma steroids linked to side effects in adrenal glands

May 4, 2015

After stopping steroids commonly prescribed for asthma and allergies (corticosteroids), a significant number of people may experience signs of malfunctioning in the adrenal glands, a European study finds. Researchers found the risk of adrenal insufficiency was highest when corticosteroids were taken orally or injected, and lower with inhaled, nasal or topical treatment. Via Reuters. Posted April 23, 2015.

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Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients

June 2, 2014

According to a new study, intensive-care unit patients who receive steroids have a greater chance of developing delirium. Intensive-care unit patients usually receive steroids to treat septic shock and inflammation. Research has shown that patients were 52 percent more likely to develop delirium if they received steroids. Previous research found Continue Reading →

Topical Steroids for Psoriasis Don’t Cause Birth Defects

September 11, 2013

A new study shows that it is safe to use up to 300mg of corticosteroid creams for psoriasis during pregnancy. Never use any topical creams near the nipple area when breastfeeding. Also, the National Psoriasis Foundation recommends that women who are pregnant or trying to conceive avoid the topical retinoid tazarotene. Continue Reading →