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Old 05-11-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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Question My son is almost 6 months old, coughing & asthma help

My son was born 11-16-07 and since january first he started coming down with this cough the same time my daughter had an asthma attack from smoke when some one got around her unexpectedly. She is 2 yrs old and was prescribed pulmicort,albueterol, trivent, singular and predisone for 5 days. The only thing that worked within the day with the constant coughing was the predisone. Which was like a miracle medicine because for 4 months straight she was sick and the pediatrician didnt understand?

Now my son who will be 6 months on may 16th of this year has been coughing non stop since january and at 2 months old, when he went in fr his shots the 2 doctors said it was formula building up at 4 months he went back for shots and the other pediatrician said he was wheezing and sounded as if he has asthma and asked why i didnt bring him in earlier and i told him because the other peds said it wasnt asthma which i figured it was because my daughter, myself, my father grandfather, brother etc all have it seriiously.
Anyways now he is on pulmicort like my daughter and ALB, he is taking Tri-vent which doesnt seem to work to me it seems to be WORSE.. i wanted to know if he is to young to be prescribed predisone?? since he is under a year??? nothing is working and its just getting worse, just like my daughters? what should i DO?!

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #2
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Re: My son is almost 6 months old, coughing & asthma help

My son has been on prednisolone twice and he just turned 1 today. He had a round at the end of Feb and at in April.

Old 05-23-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: My son is almost 6 months old, coughing & asthma help

Yes, Prednisone can indeed be prescribed to children under a year of age. However if there are other interventions/medications that can be prescribed for the illness and work effectively that is a much better option than steroids. I am a little surprised the Dr "per say" labeled your child with asthma as usually children under the age of ten are diagnosed as Reactive Airway Disease. Should the symptoms persist and remain during childhood then usually around ten years of age will be diagnosed with asthma.

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