Print Issue: April 01, 2011

Immunosupression in kids with asthma

A short course of oral corticosteroids in children with acute asthma may temporarily depress immune response to a new antigen, but this situation resolves within six weeks and has no apparent impact on response to known antigens.

Aspirin for psoriasis?

Have there been any reports in the literature linking improvement of psoriasis vulgaris with initiation of long-term, low-dose aspirin therapy, even when usual therapy has failed?

Licorice

Licorice

Medically, licorice traditionally has been used as a general anti-inflammatory, antitussive, GI soothant, and for respiratory support. The potential for antiviral activity and hepatocellular protection in cases of hepatitis C has also been discussed.

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