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5yr old probably has asthmatic cough are neti pots helpful-no other asthma symptoms so trying to find alternative help to avoid too much steroids etc ?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Inhalers are OK
Several studies have shown minimal long term effects from properly used inhaled steroids in young children.
They are much better than using oral prednisone. Again, control is best.

In brief: Inhalers are OK
Several studies have shown minimal long term effects from properly used inhaled steroids in young children.
They are much better than using oral prednisone. Again, control is best.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: See your doctor
Cough can be many things beside asthma, including other lung disorders, heart disease, acid reflux, infection, foreign body, or many other issues, so you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing cough and what the options are.

In brief: See your doctor
Cough can be many things beside asthma, including other lung disorders, heart disease, acid reflux, infection, foreign body, or many other issues, so you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing cough and what the options are.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Netty pots are most helpful if there is a component of allergic rhinitis with a drippy nose.
Then it is good to keep the nose clean, but unless the nasal allergis trigger a cough it probably won't help an asthmatic cough.

In brief: Maybe
Netty pots are most helpful if there is a component of allergic rhinitis with a drippy nose.
Then it is good to keep the nose clean, but unless the nasal allergis trigger a cough it probably won't help an asthmatic cough.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not for asthma.
If you're concerned that your child's cough may be due to asthma, please see your child's doctor. Rinsing out the nose with saline helps for coughs from post-nasal drip but won't help asthma.
If a bacterial infection is causing the cough, antibiotics may be needed; asthma can be treated with a number of different meds, and inhaled steroids give a much lower dose than oral steroids.

In brief: Not for asthma.
If you're concerned that your child's cough may be due to asthma, please see your child's doctor. Rinsing out the nose with saline helps for coughs from post-nasal drip but won't help asthma.
If a bacterial infection is causing the cough, antibiotics may be needed; asthma can be treated with a number of different meds, and inhaled steroids give a much lower dose than oral steroids.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: May not need steriod
Steroids are generally used in asthmatics who have persistent symptoms that need a "controller" to reduce inflammation and the amount of "rescue inhaler" use.
Regardless, if an inhaled steroid is needed, there appears to be excessive worry about side effects. The majority of the steroid (cortisone) stays in the lungs and does not get into the blood stream. Your pediatrician should be consulted.

In brief: May not need steriod
Steroids are generally used in asthmatics who have persistent symptoms that need a "controller" to reduce inflammation and the amount of "rescue inhaler" use.
Regardless, if an inhaled steroid is needed, there appears to be excessive worry about side effects. The majority of the steroid (cortisone) stays in the lungs and does not get into the blood stream. Your pediatrician should be consulted.
Dr. Richard Williams
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Distilled water
There has been several answers/ opinions to your question.
For the neti pot, donot use tap water please! several cases of deadly brain eating amebiasis have been documented.

In brief: Distilled water
There has been several answers/ opinions to your question.
For the neti pot, donot use tap water please! several cases of deadly brain eating amebiasis have been documented.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: No Neti Pots Not
No neti post will not help and you should follow up with Pediatrician or a Pediatric Pulmonologist or Allergist for the possible long term understanding and treatment of this condition in a 5 years old child and do what is best for the child

In brief: No Neti Pots Not
No neti post will not help and you should follow up with Pediatrician or a Pediatric Pulmonologist or Allergist for the possible long term understanding and treatment of this condition in a 5 years old child and do what is best for the child
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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