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Is it safe for a 6 year old to take a dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler?

Is it safe for a 6 year old to take a dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler?

Possibly: Dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have labeling stating that they are recommended starting at age 12 while advair can be used starting at age 4. Albuterol inhalers can be used at any age. The above are all typically asthma treatments. If your medical professional prescribed Dulera to your 6 yr old please just contact their office because they may have a legitimate reason for its use. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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My 6 year old daughter has mild asthma and is a competitive swimmer. Would an inhaler before swimming help her not get short of breath in the water?

My 6 year old daughter has mild asthma and is a competitive swimmer. Would an inhaler before swimming help her not get short of breath in the water?

Most likely yes: 90% of patients with asthma will have symptoms that are exacerbated by exercise. In those patients I have them take 2 puffs of their albuterol inhaler 15-20 minutes prior to exercise in an attempt to prevent the asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm taking dulera (formoterol and mometasone) as directed, .But i've been needing to take my albuteral inhaler daily and i been having mild pressure chest area need i go in?

I'm  taking dulera (formoterol and mometasone) as directed, .But i've been needing to take my albuteral inhaler daily and i been having mild pressure chest area need i go in?

Yes: This means that your asthma is not under control and you may need a modification or change in your medication. See ab allergist who may be able to help you on avoiding d triggers for your asthma as well ...Read more

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Is it safe for a six year old to take albuterol?

Is it safe for a six year old to take albuterol?

Dose and frequency: The dosing and frequency for her/his age should be followed. Using a spacer device can help to prevent deposition of the inhaled medication in the mouth which can be swallowed. ...Read more

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6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

You should speak: to his doctor. I don't know what inhaler he is on. If it is a bronchodilator (such as albuterol or xopenex), he may benefit from an inhaled steroid (or through a nebulizer), but only his doctor can make that determination. If he is having labored breathing, you should take him to an emergency room to be seen. ...Read more

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so , maybe not. Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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Is permethrin safe for a 6 year old?

Permethrin : Depends on what and how so check the label for indicated use and age. ...Read more

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What is osteoblasts and is it safe for a fractured shin bone on a 6 year old?

What is osteoblasts and is it safe for a fractured shin bone on a 6 year old?

Depends: I am not sure i understand the full extent of your question , but osteoblasts are the normal cells in the body that make bone. When you break a bone, it is the osteoblasts that make new bone to repair the fracture. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is it 100% safe for my for 6 year old child to play with an HIV positive child?

Is it 100% safe for my for 6 year old child to play with an HIV positive child?

Nothing is 100%: If the children are taught proper hygiene and to avoid incidents that may involve blood handling or exchange, it should be safe. ...Read more

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Can I use corn plaster that contains salicylic acid for my 6 year old son for his foot corn ? Is salicylic acid safe for kids ?

Can I use corn plaster that contains salicylic  acid for my 6 year old son for his foot corn ? Is salicylic acid safe for kids ?

Foot corn: For corns one can use salicylic acid and pumice stone weekly until gone. If there is a wart within it, you can use OTC wart maximum solution 17% with tip on wart until gone (4-6 weeks). ...Read more

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