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I take albuterol & pulmicort. Plrase reDad on. Al though a steroid, Pulmicort does not travel through the bloodstream when inhaled.

First of all,if you don't feel comfortable with the medication your child is taking & his rections, by all means see a pulmonologist. Contrary to what your doctor says, they have more experience with lung disordera than pediatricians & family practitioners. I speak from experience.
At the age of 48 I was diagnosed with emphysemia. My family do9ctor was treating me. I was so over medicated i ended up in the hospital. My husband made an appointment with a pulmonologist at a research hospital. I has decreased my medication substantially. I use Combivent during the day as a fast acting inhaler & Pulmicort & serevent in the A.M. & P.M.
I feel much better & am active.

You need to see a pediatric Pulmonologist for you peace of mind & your child's welfare. They are specialist's & are much bettwer equipped to deal with your chil;d's problem.

Let me know how you make out.


How is your son doing now? I have a 7 month old and the exact same thing is happening. He got RSV from the daycare when he was 4 months old. His personality changed as well on the medications. He has been on the drugs albuterol and pulmicort since he was 4.5 months old. He is sick every week with something new. I have pulled him off all the drugs (with pediatrician's knowledge) because he is too hard to handle for the daycare and at home. he cry's non stop unless I am holding him if he is on the drugs. We have argued with our pediatrician... we are getting a second opinion. We haven't seen a specialist yet. He is on his 5th ear infection and they are talking about putting in tubes. Could all of this be allergy related? What did you do to treat the asthma if he is off the drugs? Since he has been off the drugs his personality is so much better and he seems mellow and happy again... but he has horrible coughing spells in the middle of the night and I have to do one treatment of albuterol to get it under control. He seems so wired out at night too. If you have any advice I would appreciate it.
Oh by the way a side effect of albuterol is hyperactivity. My daughter was on pulmicort and flovent at different times. Honestly they never helped my daughter. Please don't go by us though they have helped a lot of other people. My daughter is out of daycare and off all meds-and no asthma symptoms at all. Not even shortness of breath. She is on augmentin for her sinus infection though.

hope this helps

Please get some information on chemical sensativities. They can also trigger viral infection with a whole of other things.

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