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For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?

For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?

Some: Flovent is a cortisone type inhaler. Make sure to the child rinses his/her mouth after use since steroids may cause throat infections . Albuterol- rescue inhaler- may cause a little excitability, gitteriness, etc. Since the child is 7, make sure to use a spacer since hand-inhaling coordination is important to get drugs into the lungs. ...Read more

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Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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My son has cough variant asthma when he gets a cold, it usually progresses. Otherwise he does well once it starts, he takes albuterol (wit flovent). ?

My son has  cough variant asthma
when he gets a cold, it usually progresses. Otherwise he does well
once it starts, he takes albuterol (wit flovent). ?

Very common: Cough is a very common sign of asthma and colds (viral infection) are the most common trigger for kids under 2 yr. To prevent progression, I have found starting/increasing the Flovent early in the cold may prevent progression. This should be outlined on the written asthma action plan. Consider using a peak flow meter to monitor and use albuterol for symptom relief. Hope to avoid prednisone. ...Read more

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My daughter has been put on albuterol for machine and flovent inhaler.Prednason..How far apart should be taken? Shes 11 with bronchitis, asthma rsv.

No relation: The Flovent inhaler should be administered either once or twice a day, everyday. This will only prevent her from becoming ill. The Prednisone should be limited to a 5 day course and is typically administered daily. The albuterol is your rescue medication. You shoudl give it to your daughter when she is having trouble breathing. You can safely give it every 3 hours if you have to. ...Read more

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Can a 6 year old taking flovent and albuterol be throwing up phlegm every night from asthma?

Can a 6 year old taking flovent and albuterol be throwing up phlegm every night from asthma?

It is possible: If the child is not under good enough control and mucous is still forming from viral illnesses, allergic related triggers also triggering asthma, them the child could still be coughing up phlegm but this is not a bad thing. Cough is good and protects your lungs so they do not collapse and gets the mucous out. Only if breathing difficulty is going on of the cough lasts more than 2 weeks, see md. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old was prescribed inhalers for her cough variant ashtma (flovent 2x day, albuterol as neede?

My 7 yr old was prescribed inhalers for her cough variant ashtma (flovent 2x day, albuterol as neede?

Common medications: School-aged children with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma can use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. ...Read more

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Bad asthma..Why only thing help me breath is ventolin...I tried singular and servent and flovent for many months without good results?

Don't over use it: Overuse of albuterol/bronchodilators is risky for worsening asthma, and death. Med student one year older than I died in street between hospitals clutching her inhaler; tho US asthma deaths are down. Find a good asthma specialist, talk, rule out complicating factors (smoking, obesity, sinus, GERD, etc), monitor (PFT's), be compliant - so much better therapy now. See allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Why I have asthma attack every day...only ventolin help me for short time and other inhalers like servent and flovent makes my asthma worse?

Your symptoms of: asthma are severely frequent. You need a full work up with a pulmonologist. Lung function tests, chest x ray, blood tests and a thorough exam are required. The information will help decide the best treatment for you. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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Looking for a natropath in my area 19087 for my 3 year old son..Has diagnosis of asthma and is on flovent 2x daily and alberterol prn. Want him off of it!?

Looking for a natropath in my area 19087 for my 3 year old son..Has diagnosis of asthma and is on flovent 2x daily and alberterol prn. Want him off of it!?

Why not an allergist: An allergist can answer several questions. Does your child have allergic asthma or wheezing triggered by infections? Are there allergen or respiratory irritants in the environment triggering asthma symptoms? Is Flovent the best medication for your child? If it is are you using the right dose or does it need to be used daily? I think this will address your concerns. ...Read more

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I'm having a mild asthma flare-up. Flovent and Ventolin inhalers are expired for 2 years. Ok to use? I can't go to the doctor until 2 weeks later.

I'm having a mild asthma flare-up. Flovent and Ventolin inhalers are expired for 2 years. Ok to use? I can't go to the doctor until 2 weeks later.

Call or go to ER: Don't ignore asthma, can be a deadly mistake. Call a doctor that has treated you in the past in order to get medication to bridge to the appointment. This may be possible depending on circumstances. Otherwise, go to urgent care or to the ED. Using expired medication may be life saving in certain circumstances, but no substitute for an evaluation by a physician and up to date planning. ...Read more

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How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?

Bad: When things are that bad, albuterol is not enough, you need a controller inhaler that has steroids and depending how bad things are, you may need oral steroids. Plus excess albuterol will worsen your atrial fibrillation. Call you doctor and get treated adequately. ...Read more

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What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more

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My cough variant asthma always flares up when i come down with a cold. So, is it safe for me to combine OTC cold meds with albuterol and pulmicort?

My cough variant asthma always flares up when i come down with a cold. So, is it safe for me to combine OTC cold meds with albuterol and pulmicort?

Use as directed: I assume you normally use pulmocort as a maintenance med and albbuterol as rescue--when you have a cold/flare up, use of albuterol may need to be increased for a short time. Otc cold meds can be used as directed in combo with your medications, but if symptoms not better or worsen after 3-5 days, i suggest consulting doc for eval/additional treatment etc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy feeling in lungs, constant non productive cough, no sinus or drainage issues. Do have asthma, but albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or other?

See doctor: This indicates that your asthma is not well controlled and frequent use of albuterol for relief often leads to worsening in asthma. Seek medical care before it is too late. It appears that you will need a controller medication and soon. ...Read more

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Asthma-coughing fits between Nebulizer/albuterol treatments. Better to steam/cool mist? Foods/teas? Sit up, lay, walk? I cough until I gag/cry.

Asthma-coughing fits between Nebulizer/albuterol treatments.  Better to steam/cool mist?  Foods/teas? Sit up, lay, walk?  I cough until I gag/cry.

See your doctor: Sounds like your asthma is may need a tune up. Go see your doctor, you likely need a steroid inhaler or possibly a combination inhaler with albuterol and a steroid to help calm things down. Moist air may help a bit (like the nebulizer) but sounds like you need more than that. Positioning your body, certain foods likely won't make a difference either. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more