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Are steroids safe for use among children?

Introduction Steroids are a type of medication used to treat inflammation-related clinical conditions. Inflammation generally occurs due to the overactivity of the body’s immune system, which may affect individuals of all ages, including children. Steroids among children are commonly used to treat medical conditions such as below: Asthma Juvenile arthritis …

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Fasting and Medicines

Introduction Fasting is common and widely practiced by the Eastern and Western cultures. Some of the reasons for fasting include religious, health and purification. There are various methods of fasting includes refraining from eating and drinking for a few hours or months. There are also restricting the intake of certain …

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My dear, medicine is not a candy

Introduction Medicines are always being misunderstood by children as candies. The attractive shapes and colours of the medicines as well as childrens’ own curiosities may drive them to accidently consume the medicines. As a consequence, children might experince poisoining due to medicines consumption. According to World Health Organization (WHO), poisoning …

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Medicines and Asthma

How is asthma treated? Asthma is a chronic disease that can be controlled but not cured completely. In general, the aim of treatment of asthma is to manage the disease or to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks. Achieving a good asthma control will help in: Avoiding chronic and bothersome …

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