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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 girl has had nasty cough for a month doc said she isn't asthmatic but prescribed her inhalers is that normal? xray show small airways

My 6 year old girl has had nasty cough for a month doc said she isn't asthmatic but prescribed her inhalers is that normal? xray show small airways

R A D: Reactive Airways Disease, can be the case with your daughter?, which can happen at times after a viral infection and may stay for sometime, it mimicks asthma, inhalers would help. Another problem that needs to ruled out is sinus infection which would cause nasty cough still and flare of asthma symptoms or cough. Asthma would be the diagnosis if we rule the other causes first, wish you both wellnes ...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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Is it safe for a 6 year old to get a root canal and stainless steel crown? What are health effects of having steel in a childs mouth for a long time?

Is it safe for a 6 year old to get a  root canal and stainless steel crown? What are health effects of having steel in a childs mouth for a long time?

Crown is safe: Stainless Steel crowns have been in use for over 50 years to restore severely broken down teeth in children. They are perfectly safe. On baby tooth the procedure used to treat an infective nerve (pulp) is called a pulpotomy, not a root canal. While they both treat the pulp , a pulpotomy is a simpler procedure specifically for baby teeth. True "root canals" are not done on baby teeth. ...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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Is it safe for 6 year old to stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 7 days (4ml/twice a day) for ear inf. Fever and pain were gone during first 2-3 days.

Is it safe for 6 year old to stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 7 days (4ml/twice a day)  for ear inf. Fever and pain were gone during first 2-3 days.

Maybe,But....: Currently the standard of care is to take the meds for 10d.Current research is underway to see if shorter periods will work.For some kids, i suspect that 7 days may be enough, but you should follow your doctors instructions, particulary to minimize relapses. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years old and has a extensive asthma history after trying many asthma steroids to control it he's now taking dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is that safe for him?

My son is 2 years old and has a extensive asthma history after trying many asthma steroids to control it he's now taking dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is that safe for him?

Varies: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is FDA approved for ages >12 yr of age. Long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs) such as formoterol, increase the risk of asthma-related deaths [U.S. Boxed Warning]; Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) should only be used in patients not adequately controlled on a long-term asthma control medication (ie, inhaled corticosteroid). He needs frequent asthma follow up and discuss with your asthma specialist. ...Read more

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Can dulera (formoterol and mometasone) lose it's effectiveness over time? I'm on dulera (formoterol and mometasone) 100mcg 2 puffs 2 x a day and just got a cold and need to use rescue inhaler throughout day

Can dulera (formoterol and mometasone) lose it's effectiveness over time? I'm on dulera (formoterol and mometasone) 100mcg 2 puffs 2 x a day and just got a cold and need to use rescue inhaler throughout day

Not the medication: Something (eg. Viral infection, post nasal drip, smog, acid reflux) is triggering your asthma. Its presence will continue to trigger the attack. The medication will control each episode but unless the trigger is removed, your symptoms will continue or worsen; see your doctor to help determine if your meds need to be adjusted or another med started. ...Read more

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I'm switching back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler will that help with my asthma?

I'm switching back to dulera (formoterol and mometasone) inhaler will that help with my asthma?

See below: What are you switching from? In my experience Dulera isn't even comparable to the other inhalers in the same category. ...Read more

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The dr hav 2 inhalers for my almost pnumonia. One is dulera (formoterol and mometasone) n my just in case one. How would i know if i need rescue inhaler?

Respiratory symptoms: The rescue inhaler is most likely albuterol which is a quick acting inhaler to open bronchial airways. The symptoms of bronchospasm include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and a persistent dry or slightly wet cough. If your symptoms are well controlled the rescue medication is usually not needed. ...Read more

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I have emphysema and am using dulera (formoterol and mometasone) by itself it there another medication i can use with it besides my rescue inhaler?

I have emphysema and am using dulera (formoterol and mometasone) by itself it there another medication i can use with it besides my rescue inhaler?

Emphysema: Is rather a syndrome, management is long term and multifaceted, drug therapy is only one aspect, environmental control and habit control like stopping smoking and avoiding smokers is important, nutrition and physical activity. Given that you are only on these two medications, means your doctor is comfortable with that regimen, if otherwise, you feel uncontrolled, kindly revisit your doctor ...Read more