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June 10th, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Hello, ladies. I have a question!!

My son, Jordan, has had asthma since he was 3 months old (he's almost 11 now). His dr said that since he's not had any issues with his asthma in about 3 years we could start weaning him from pulmicort. I started with taking the dose down to once a day (instead of 2), after about 6 months, I took it away completely. He's not had it in about a month. I've noticed that over the past week, he's been coughing a lot first thing in the morning. He uses his rescue inhalier and is fine. Thing is, he also has allergies and it's allergy season as well. He continues to take Singular at night.

I don't know rather I should put him back on the pulmicort and see what happens or wait a bit longer and get out of allergy season and see how he does. I'm afraid that if it is his asthma that him getting a cold will trigger wheezing and trouble breathing.
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June 10th, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Allergic asthma ( asthma triggered by allergies) is still asthma. I would call his doc and see if he wants to start the pulmicort back and see if it helps or if he wants him to use the rescue when needed and only do the pulm if he gets worse... My three year old is on Advair HFA 115/21 which is a pretty high dose for someone his age and his size but we can't wean off of that or his asthma flares. Maybe he would like to start a maintenance inhaler rather than the pulmicort??? Either way I would call the doc and let him make the call on what to do...
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June 10th, 2011, 06:58 PM
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He was on a pulmicort flexhaler before. WAY better than dragging out the breathing maching for 10-15 minutes 2x's a day!!

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give them a call.
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June 11th, 2011, 09:06 PM
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Let us know what the dr says. I know when we take Jeremy off his singular he will start getting more flare ups. But his has never been triggered by allergies. So it could be an option to just take the meds during allergy season which is better than all year TBH. Good luck I hope he gets to feeling better soon.
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June 23rd, 2011, 06:52 PM
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I took him to the dr and she said to put him back on it through July and try him without it at the end of July/beginning of August when it's not allergy season and see how he does. If his cough comes back, then it's asthma.
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June 24th, 2011, 11:00 PM
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I hope everything works out.. KUP

Another option to bring up is Flovent HFA.. My son has been on it since he was 9 months old, but his troubles started at 4 months old.. Later found out he is severely allergic to cats.. Which at the time when he was a infant, I didn't know that was his trigger.. Flovent is a maintenance inhaler like Advair..
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