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Andrea - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have two children with asthma one is 5 the other 1 , I have to hold the 1 yr old and fight him to do his breathing treatment . Does anyone have ideas to help his treatments go a bit smother ? We do 2 treatments of Pulmiort Respules a day for both of my sons.

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Carol - posted on 11/17/2010

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Try the Oxyphone to help give their treatments. Looks like a phone, plays music. Works better than a mask. www.oxyphone.com (For you RT-types, it is not blow-by. See the studies on the site.)

Amber - posted on 06/12/2009

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I was wondering if you have tried or considered singulair for your boys. Camryn's doc put her on singulair after her last round with breathing trouble even while on the pulmicort. The singulair really seams to be helping her, it has been 3 weeks since she finished her last course of antibiotics and following her typical patter she would be sick again but is not and is actually doing much better than she has in a long time. It comes in a powder form and I stir it in with her juice. For Camryn at least I don't think the pulmicort has helped her but her doc is still having me give it to her until she sees the pulminologist. Just a thought I had.

Amber - posted on 05/26/2009

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I have noticed that if I give her the Pulmicort in the morning she doesn't eat lunch very well, which her doc said was unusual because if anything it usually makes kids hungry. I have also noticed a slight elevation in her activity lever just after giving it to her. Other than that no major side effects. Hope it is working well for your guys.

Andrea - posted on 05/26/2009

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Thank you! Have you had any side affects from the Pulmicort? That is what they have given me for both my boys as well as albuteral .

Amber - posted on 05/26/2009

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My daughter does Pulmicort once a day and at times albuteral every 4 hours. To get her through the treatments I sing to her. That seems to calm her down enough that she sits still. Do you use a mask, sometimes that can scare kids. We use the regular mouth piece but block off one end so all of the mist blows at her face. Sometimes if she is really restless I will sit her on my lap facing me. If you continue to have a real hard time with him you can do the treatments while he is sleeping.

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