Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pediatric Nasal Polyps?

Updated: Oct 25, 2019
  • Author: John E McClay, MD; Chief Editor: Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory action and relieve rhinorrhea, sneezing, itching, and congestion.

Prednisolone (Prelone, Orapred ODT, Pediapred)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.

Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol)

May decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity.

Dexamethasone (Decadron)

Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.


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