children getting inhaled corticosteroids (Advair, Flovent, Asmanex, etc) AS NEEDED for mild asthma

You may see some children getting inhaled corticosteroids (Advair, Flovent, Asmanex, etc) AS NEEDED for mild asthma.

This may seem strange. Inhaled steroids are usually prescribed to be used EVERY day to PREVENT asthma attacks...not just when asthma symptoms start.

Using an inhaled steroid "PRN" helps some kids...whose asthma is mild enough and who haven't had an asthma attack in a while.

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