Hello everybody on this "side" of our great board! "This" side, as I'm active member of Ulcerative Colitis forum. And now I'm looking for some help and information from you.
My son is almost 2 and a half. Since his birth he had those recuring asthma-like symptoms usually late fall and early winter. The symptoms, little of wheezing, dry coughing and congestion, never bothered him too much. He is regular two years old, just maybe bigger than most of his peers. He is happy, active, running-like-crazy boy. But those symptoms made us seeing his pediatrician quite regularly, esp during the fall-winter season, whenever I thought that the coughing last too long.
Today his doctor said that she would diagnose him with seasonal asthma. Yah? As far as I've already read about
it, anything and everything can be the trigger. And since we live in Texas, I would put my money on pollen, so it is something like allergy but not quite. For now she put him o Singulair, just to see how it works, as his symptoms aren't regular, it's come-and-go basis. So we will see if it works for the coughing and sporadically wheezing. But she suggested as well, as I should think about
the inhalations for my son. And when I heard prednisone, I almost heard my brain shut down
Yeah, I was on this thing for a couple of months, just recently and just thinking about
having my baby on it - hell, no. But I was told, that the inhalations are made from very very small amount of the drug and they are safe. Is it right? Any advice on that? Is it really better, to be aggressive with asthma treatment when kid is young than later - on?
Thanks for any help
UC diagnosed 2005
Without major flare ups until April 2011 (over two years without ANY meds)
Currently: Lialda 3 tabs/day
OTC: Multivitamin (Max-Hair), Primadophilus Reuteri, fish oil, biotin 5000mcg daily