Re: Orapred concerns
Your story sounds like ours. Our son is now 7 years old. Before he was one, he developed reflux, had 10 ear infections(at 10 months, spent 10 days in the hospital on an IV antibiotic) and, before he was two, asthma. The reflux went away with meds, the asthma we are still struggling with. I know you didn't ask about the ear infections, but I wanted to pass this on:
Our son has had 30+ ear infections(probably 50+ antibiotics), two sets of tubes, and adenoids removed. When we took him to the doctor, he often seemed to improve before we thought the antibiotic had time to work. We have heard and read more recently about doctors who choose not to treat ear infections with antibiotics...that they often take care of themselves. We recently had an infectious disease specialist tell us this, also. About 3 weeks ago, we decided to try it. He had an ear ache in the middle of the night and we decided not to take him in. Now, three weeks later, it seems to have cleared up on its own.
ONE WORD OF WARNING: If you try this, HAVE SOME NUMBING DROPS AT HOME. Your pediatrician can prescribe them.