• Shower steam. Bring baby into the bathroom and close the door, then run the shower as hot as it will go, letting steam fill the room. According to Silvestro, baby’s airway should naturally begin to open up after 10 to 20 minutes. “My 2-year-old had it for Christmas this year. He needed some steroids and a breathing treatment, but usually cold air or steam from the shower can calm down the breathing,” says Bumpie ElleMF728. “It lasted about two weeks, although the first week was the worst. We used to take him into the garage in the evenings before bed since it was chilly in there but without wind and snow.”
"For years I had been a "junkie"--addicted to prescription and over the counter drugs. used oral and topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroids for 9 years to suppress my eczema/psoriasis. The steroids' side effect nearly killed me and did nothing to cure my eczema. Why elimination or suppression of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease . The side effects caused me to swell-up like a balloon and triggered terrible mood swings from deep depression to nasty outburst our rages. Functioning of vital organs such as my liver, kidneys, lungs and spleen were nearly shut down and I thought I would die." Shirley
Because steroids are hormones, patients who use them for long periods of time must be carefully monitored. The most common side effects are: weight gain; thinning of the skin; upset stomach; muscle weakness in the thighs, shoulders, and neck; “masking” or hiding a fever; mood swings; insomnia; pneumonia; and increased blood sugar levels (especially in patients with diabetes). Steroids can also interact with some seizure medications, either raising or lowering the seizure medicine levels in the blood, which can affect their effectiveness. Your doctor can explain other side effects that may occur with steroid use.