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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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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Mason Gomberg
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mason Gomberg
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2 comments
Dr. Mason Gomberg
sometimes a cough at night could be reflux so check it out with an ENT who can do a quick nasal scope test to look for inflammation
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Adding a medicine that treats reflux may also be tried as a therapeutic trial while awaiting further workup. Agree with Dr. Gonberg.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Zoey Goore
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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