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My 5 yrs old son use ventolin blue colour and brown for his asma.When he sleep he cough frequently and almost out of breath.I am worried?
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: U should be seen
Asthmatics should have two medications.
1- the brown one, (most likely qvar. He should be doing it twice a day always, to help eliminate exacerbations. 2- the blue one is for when he is sick and to help open up his lungs. 3- if he is having trouble he needs to be seen immediately, he may need oral steroids. He is either not doing the med right or not enough.

In brief: U should be seen
Asthmatics should have two medications.
1- the brown one, (most likely qvar. He should be doing it twice a day always, to help eliminate exacerbations. 2- the blue one is for when he is sick and to help open up his lungs. 3- if he is having trouble he needs to be seen immediately, he may need oral steroids. He is either not doing the med right or not enough.
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Needs more inhalers
It sounds like your son has poorly controlled asthma.
If he is needing his albuterol more than 2x per month at night to sleep or 2x or more per week during the day, he needs to be reassessed. He may need a controlling inhaler like flovent, qvar, or even advair. He also may need his allergies, if present, addressed. Please take him back to his doctor.

In brief: Needs more inhalers
It sounds like your son has poorly controlled asthma.
If he is needing his albuterol more than 2x per month at night to sleep or 2x or more per week during the day, he needs to be reassessed. He may need a controlling inhaler like flovent, qvar, or even advair. He also may need his allergies, if present, addressed. Please take him back to his doctor.
Dr. Michael Mirochna
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Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Appropriate
It sounds like your son was appropriately placed on a controller medication (brown) and a reliever medication (ventolin).
If his problems with sleep is new he may have an exacerbation of his asthma and you should seek medical attention immediately. If this has been occurring for a while his controller medication may need to be adjusted and he should see his doctor.

In brief: Appropriate
It sounds like your son was appropriately placed on a controller medication (brown) and a reliever medication (ventolin).
If his problems with sleep is new he may have an exacerbation of his asthma and you should seek medical attention immediately. If this has been occurring for a while his controller medication may need to be adjusted and he should see his doctor.
Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn
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Dr. Jean Stewart
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Go back to his dr; his asthma is not controlled.

In brief: Yes
Go back to his dr; his asthma is not controlled.
Dr. Jean Stewart
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