... It's a bronchiodialator -- opens up the airways. DS has been nebulizing it 3-4 times a day since he was an infant. (7 replies)
... It's hard with a baby. Albuterol is an "upper" and everyone has the side effects...some just worse than others. Am not sure that you should have taken him off the pulmicort... ... (2 replies)
... My 7 month old got RSV from daycare when he was 4.5 months old. He has been on albuterol and pulmicort since. He has been getting sick every week with something new. ... (2 replies)
... I wouldn't worry about him becoming dependent upon the nebulizer. Just using whatever means to keep him healthy. DS doesn't have asthma, but was dx with Cystic Fibrosis at about 6 days old. He's been on a nebulizer with albuterol and atrovent since he was two weeks old -- three times a day with chest physiotherapy.
Have you asked your doctor if it's possible to have DS... (9 replies)
... mix it with albuterol twice a day, verymyst nasal spray? ... (2 replies)
That sounds like alot of meds. My son has asthma, that has been pretty bad at times. He's been hospitalized on three occassions. He also had pneumina (forgot sp?) as an infant. His asthma is triggered by colds and dust mites.
A couple of months ago his Allergist put him on Pulmicort and Nasanex, it seems to be working. My son was diagnosed when he was about 2 and now... (4 replies)
... which so far seems to really be helping as I dont need the Albuterol as often. I have noticed after using my inhalers i start coughing up mucus. ... (1 replies)
... How's the baby doing? Has your Dr. come up with alternative meds? Have you had the chance to get a second opinion from another Dr.? (2 replies)
... It is especially designed for babies. We too started out with just an inhaler like you described. I only use it now with albuterol for acute attacks. We use Pulmicort as preventative and Xopenex as needed when she is wheezing. ... (4 replies)
... king it could also be related to the reflux, the dr agreed. As a test before I went to the dr, when she started her coughing fit last night, instead of doing the albuterol neb, I gave her a tums, almost instantaniously, she stopped coughing. ... (5 replies)
... still did no test, no xray, nothing. He put her on albuterol, prednizone for a week, and flovent. It seemed to work at first, but after a few more illnesses, the albuterol didn't seem to make any difference anymore as a rescue. ... (5 replies)
... really figure out triggers for her, she just coughs a lot and is very prone to URI's, Pneumonia and bronchitis infections. Has anyone else been diagnosed as an infant or has a child who was diagnosed as an infant who can give me any insight as to her future? ... (10 replies)
... Hello! New to the board but thrilled to have found it. I hope you can point me in the right direction here. First, some background- my son is almost 6 mos old, and since January he has had a chronic cough & congestion. Coughing is sometimes to the point of vomiting several times a night (not a reflux vomit- but induced by the coughing fits). He is exclusively breastfed, and... (11 replies)