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I'm back *sigh* I haven't been around much lately b/c the girls' asthma has been well controlled, until now...
(2 of my 3 girls were diagnosed with asthma almost a year ago. Samantha is almost 7 and Marissa is 5)
Marissa is having a flare now. She has been coughing terribly for 2 days. Both of my girls take Claritin and QVar(inhaler) every day. When they have a flare, they get the albuterol inhaler every 4 hrs. And if it's REALLY bad, we do albuterol in the nebulizer too. Well, we did ALL of that for Marissa today and it doesn't seem to be helping.
Her pulmonologist stopped practicing, and we didn't think we needed to see her again anyway, b/c we had our plan in place and it was working. I believe she also mentioned that if the plan didn't work, she might suggest seeing an allergist and doing allergy shots....
So my question is, who do I go to now? Should I call her PCP and see what she says? Should I make an appt with an allergist? Find another pulm? Help!!
I would give your routine a day or two to see if it their flare up settles down. If you don't have a pulmonologist anymore you may wish to get a referral from your primary care. If she suggested allergy testing it might be worth looking into. If you can find your trigger it could help keep the attacks away. So sorry to hear the girls are having a flare up. That is no fun for any of you. Let us know what you decide to do.