My 5 year-old has been using it for just over a year, since he learned to use an inhaler instead of a nebulizer. (He had used a similar medication with the nebulizer.) I am not worried about the steroid medicine because it doesn't get transported throughout his bloodstream. Inhaled steroids, as well as steroid nasal sprays such as flonase, stay on the mucous membranes and affect only the local cells. Besides, uncontrolled asthma can kill! It is important to me that my child can run around on the playground and play sports like the other kids, and not be held back by his asthma.
at 9:29 PM on Oct. 27, 2008