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Charlotte - posted on 08/23/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my sons asthmatic and i am having trouble keeping it under control. some days he'll be fine and not need his inhaler and other days he'll need it a lot and wake up in the night up to 4 times. he's got both blue and brown inhalers. just looking for a bit of advice about asthma and how i can keep it under control. thanks

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Karen - posted on 10/05/2009

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My 3yr old son has asthma & uses both brown & blue inhalers. Last feb he was waking up int the night due to coughing even though we had a pilloe under his matress to prop him up. My Dr increased the strength of his steriod(brown) inhaler & that did the trick. He now only wakens through the night if he has a very bad cold.

Lady - posted on 09/11/2009

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My 3 yr old jus had a relaspe. He was first diagnosed with bronchitis when he's 3mths old. Now it has became asthma. He needs to be on the brown inhaler and puff daily for 1 yr as the doc suggested. The blue one oni when needed. The problem is, he pukes out everything painfully from his mouth and nose whenever he has a relaspe. Not to mention solid food milk or medicine coming out. We've used Delphin Air cleaner cum vacuum cleaner costs me SGD$3.7k for the past 2mths, but it seems that he still had 2 relapse during these 2mths. To think it's a well known brand for investing. Disappointed and duno wat to do.

Beth - posted on 09/07/2009

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my 3 yr old has asthma and i did find that the worst time for her was in the nights. the nurse recommended that i put a thin pillow under the head of her mattress so she is at a slight angle, this has helped loads and she now rarely wakes up for her inhaler

Luci - posted on 08/26/2009

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my son was diagnosed with Astham or "restrictive airway disease" at 10mnths an with his allergies or just a cold he flares up very bad. His neublizer works well, an also he is on meds. He takes Singular nightley and Zyrtec for his allergies. I hope that someday he outgrows this. His pediatrician refered us to his allergian Doctor which has really helped out alot with his asthma an allergies. If it continues for you I'd suggest going to see one or a pulmonologist...

Angela - posted on 08/25/2009

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Do you nebulize at all? We treat our son's asthma with his inhalers daily. The brown inhaler is preventitive (in our son's case Flovent), the blue is probably albuterol and used as needed. I strongly urge you to talk to your child's doctor, if he is having frequent attacks, because his meds might need to be changed to suit his needs.

Monsanette - posted on 08/24/2009

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My son who is now 12 had asthma really bad when he was a toddler. He has since grown out of the asthma. Did you ask your doctor to give you a prescription for a breathing machine that you can have at home. This seems to help keep the asthma under control better than the inhalers. And especially when they are having trouble breathing at night.

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