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My toddler has been seen by a pediatric pulmonologist and is on flovent daily and albuterol as needed, but still coughs all night lately, suggestions?

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Asthma question: An asthmatic child still coughing at night does not have their asthma totally controled. One could increase the concetration of flovent(or try a different steriod i.E pulmicort.Qvar, asmanex), or add singulair (montelukast) (a different med that works in 40-60% of the time), or add as a last resort a combo med like advair. These are all chronic prevention meds. Albuterol or oral steriods are only for acute rxn.

Answered 12/16/2014

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Ask the Pediatrician: Your baby's primary pediatrician should be able to interpret the pulmonologist's advice, and help you to alter the doses of medication so that the symptoms resolve.

Answered 9/12/2015

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BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: You need to follow the protocol of asthma prevention like no smoking in the house, no animals, etc. Right now you need a good cough syrup. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for kids, a tsp. At bedtime and follow up with your md.

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS answered

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology

See the doc: Your toddler has been likely diagnosed with asthma. If the cough just started he may need bronchodilators (albuterol) until he is over this exacerbation, if the cough does not improve in a couple of days, contact your pulmonologist - the baby may need an adjustment to the preventive medication (flovent) that you have them on. Your toddler may also need a short course or steroids (oral).

Answered 2/2/2013

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Asthma: Flovent is a great medication to control asthma symptoms but sometimes the dose needs to be increased or done more frequently (twice a day rather then once a day). Additional types of medications may also needed. You may also need to explore the idea that something in your child's room is making him/her cough (rug, pillow, dog, etc). Sounds like time to go back to the pulmonologist or regular dr.

Answered 6/25/2014

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