It’s therefore natural to think of antibiotic therapy as the natural opposite of steroids, and this has some truth to it. In the case of infection — which, remember, is not the only cause of inflammation — steroids do inhibit the immune response. But bear in mind that antibiotics do not, as a general rule, actually support or promote the body’s inflammatory response; rather, they work independently by attacking the infection directly along their own pathways. The result is that some pathologies (such as the contentious cases of sepsis and epiglottitis) may respond both to steroids — to manage the excessive inflammatory response — and antibiotics — to help eliminate the source infection.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommended dosing for systemic prednisone, prednisolone, or methylprednisolone in pediatric patients whose asthma is uncontrolled by inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators is 1–2 mg/kg/day in single or divided doses. It is further recommended that short course, or "burst" therapy, be continued until the patient achieves a peak expiratory flow rate of 80% of his or her personal best or until symptoms resolve. This usually requires 3 to 10 days of treatment, although it can take longer. There is no evidence that tapering the dose after improvement will prevent a relapse.
You do not need to be a member of Cornerstone to experience some of the great programs and services that are offered both in our clubs and out in the community. Programs like personal training, massage therapy, Pilates Reformer and SummerKids Camp can all be enjoyed without Cornerstone membership. In addition, Cornerstone collaborates with local townships to bring specialized fitness programs to local parks and also offer township residents the opportunity to take select classes at our clubs. Through our partnership with Doylestown Health, Cornerstone has been able to bring wellness initiatives like Cancer Fitness, Diabetes Education, Cardiac Rehab, and Weigh to Lose to the community at large.