Glucocorticoids have been shown to work well for children who have croup symptoms. Children usually get relief within 6 hours of having the medicine. And serious side effects are rare when one dose is given. Children who receive glucocorticoids spend less time in the hospital or emergency room and need fewer other treatments than those who don't receive them.1
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||June 7, 2010|
Last Revised: June 7, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
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