Has anyone had success with pulmicort for asthma?

B - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 yrs. and has just been diagnosed with mild Asthma. She is using Pulmicort with a Nebulizor. Anyone have any success stories?

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Amy - posted on 05/20/2009

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My son has been using Pulmicort & Albuterol since he was 2. He's almost 6 & it's getting better. We found out he has summer allergies and that's when his asthma acts up bad. Keep using it as prescribed, if it doesn't seem like it's working after a few months, call the doctor and tell them you want her tested for allergies, you'll get better results if you are correcting all of the issues with her health.

Venus - posted on 05/20/2009

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My daughter is nine and has used Pulmicort periodically since she was three with wonderful results. Whenever she starts with a cold we begin using her inhaler and haven't had any severe asthma attacks. I hope it works as well for your child.

Jodi - posted on 05/19/2009

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It worked great for my youngest who was diagnosed at age 1 with asthma. She no longer needs it on any kind of schedule, but needs it when she starts to develop a mild cough. But with it she seems to be her normal, energentic self all over again.

Kelly - posted on 05/17/2009

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2 of my children have asthma and I do. We've all changed preventers to Symbicort. Its the best thing I ever did. My kids are lucky to go to the doctors now for asthma attacks, when they use to be hospitalised at least once a year.

Nicole - posted on 05/16/2009

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My daughter Rhianna has been on it since October 2008 and it makes ALL the difference for her. She was just 4, then, and I had no success using inhalers with her. I tried using the neb the way adults do (mouthpiece) but a friend that suffered with childhood asthma recommended the child-sized mask and it works great! It has made the difference between her being able to go out and play with the other children or just run around the house without having horrible coughing fits and she no longer coughs all night. It's also very convenient to have the neb for the albuterol treatments that are inevitable when she gets a cold or other virus that dives into her chest. Pulmicort is amazing and while it is expensive, it was just released in generic form a couple of months ago so be sure to have your pharmacist order it for you. Good luck!

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this is what both of my daughters use with the machine and works really well. i do find if they are having a really hard time -- the doctor said i could mix albuterol with it and it helps alot

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