Pediatric Airway Foreign Body Medication

Updated: Sep 06, 2018
  • Author: Emily Concepcion, DO; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

No medications are needed. If significant swelling is observed in the airway or if granulation tissue is present, a corticosteroid (eg, prednisolone, prednisone) may be administered. Unless airway secretions are infected, antibiotics are not helpful or necessary.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

These agents elicit anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli. If swelling in the airway or granulation tissue is present, a corticosteroid may help.

Prednisolone (FloPred, Millipred, Millipred DP)

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid which reduces inflammation

Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Deltasone, Rayos)

Prednisone is a corticosteroid which reduces inflammation.

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