I don't have asthma but I have a friend whose daughter does. She takes a whole slew of meds but the one that seems to help her the most is Singulair and as far as I know, this has no steroids. Don't quote me on this since I am not 100% positive. I think the best bet would for you to contact your son's doctor and share your concerns with him/her. I too don't like using steroids on children but I've heard that in these medications that the steroid count is not high enough to cause harm unless it is used constantly and in higher doses such as the heavier duty asthma drugs.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1992
Currently taking: 9 Colazal (750mg) daily,
Diagnosed with Reynaulds Syndrome in 2004
Currently taking: Niacin-500mgs
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