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How bad does your child's asthma need to be to have Pulmicort respules prescribed?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Mild persistent

If a person with asthma uses their albuterol to treat symptoms more than twice per week or has night-time asthma more than twice per month, then their asthma is poorly controlled and they need a controller medication.
Albuterol is a "rescue" medication and only temporarily reverses symptoms without treating the underlying problem. Pulmicort is a controller medication.

In brief: Mild persistent

If a person with asthma uses their albuterol to treat symptoms more than twice per week or has night-time asthma more than twice per month, then their asthma is poorly controlled and they need a controller medication.
Albuterol is a "rescue" medication and only temporarily reverses symptoms without treating the underlying problem. Pulmicort is a controller medication.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: MIld or moderate

If they need their inhaler more than two times a week, have nocturnal symptoms, persistant cough, etc they may need an inhaled steroid.

In brief: MIld or moderate

If they need their inhaler more than two times a week, have nocturnal symptoms, persistant cough, etc they may need an inhaled steroid.
Dr. William Walsh
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