STEROIDS as TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN
Betamethasone is suggested by recent medical studies to offer a
practical early conservative preventative measure for boys with "phimosis".
I believe Betamethasone and Clobetasol Propionate are effective
methods of treatment in a certain percentage of cases. My criticism
is that parents should not be advised to experiment with steroids on
children, until conclusive, scientific, uncontradictory studies have
been performed, and the methods tried and tested, long term on adults.
The experimental use of steroids to treat children - is a lot of
mess and upset AND it creates the impression that something is wrong,
- doctors visits and use of creams from a tube is what happens when
something is infected, ... and children arent stupid.
Individual adults or parents who ecstatically praise steroids as
the new wonder cure will not change my attitude - until methods have
been developed and tried and conclusively tested on adults, then parents
or doctors should not encourage experiments with creams on children.
For those parents who for whatever reasons wish to ignore my advice,
concerning these medical studies .... one problem is that retraction
was only measurable in the flaccid state... the other good point
on beta .05 is ... it seems there are no known bad side effects ...
Also interesting is perhaps betamethasone can help release epithelial
adhesions - (see Dissolve)