Asthma council rejects advice on intermittent ICS for kids

An international body recommends simultaneous preventer and reliever use even with mild intermittent symptoms

A global push for all children with asthma to use an inhaled corticosteroid whenever they use a reliever has been rejected by Australia’s peak asthma body.

Dr Louisa Owens
Dr Louisa Owens.

The National Asthma Council Australia says there’s a lack of evidence for the new recommendation.

Earlier this year, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) declared the preferred preventer for children aged 6-11

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