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Old 03-24-2013, 01:52 PM   #15
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Re: Child asthma

Originally Posted by corinne76 View Post
Thanks.i tried starting it up again and it aggravated her cough again.maybe I'll wait til she's completely better and then start it up again
Pulicort is an anti-inflammatory maintenance med. You give it in addition to albuterol when coughing. It takes 2 weeks to fully get in the system, according to my pulminologist. For someone who is coughing, his first response is a round of prednisone, albuterol 4 times a day (with a 5th in the middle of the night if it is bad), and pulmicort twice a day. You do that for 2 weeks to cut the major inflammation. Then, you wean back to albuterol twice and pulmicort twice, and then just to pulmicort.

His take is that inflammation and coughing=lung damage, so he starts with the heavy hitters. He'd rather over medicate and stop the damage than under-medicate and allow it to build to more.

I would definitely ask for a pulminology referral.
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