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please give me advice. my infant can't breath

Posted by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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My 10 month old has had issues breathing since she was born but on and off it gets so bad that she can hardly breath and the poor thing is miserable. She can't sleep or eat much and she's coughing/wheezing non stop.

A couple days ago I brought her in and the doctor thought she might have allergies and prescribed her an allergy medication and oral steroids. I'm very conservative when it comes to medication and steroids in infants scares the crap out of me.

The allergy prescription won't be available until tomorrow evening. I'd hoped to start those first and see if they would help without the need of steroids. But her breathing is SO bad today. AND YES, IVE GIVEN THEM TO HER. I JUST WANT INPUT, REASSURANCE, ETC FROM THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE

So about steroids. Have you given them to your very young child? Were there side effects that outweighed the benefit. Did they work immediately or do they require prolonged use to work? If I give her a dose now do I have to complete the series like with antibiotics?

Thank you for not attacking me. I'm only looking to help my child.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:46 AM
Steroids for breathing are different then steroids that body builders use to bulk up.

Use it. It will help your child.

I am currently using a steroid inhaler for my asthma. It helps and quickly.
HelloSweetie
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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Im so with you on being conservative in using meds. But if your BABY cannot breathe properly- that is the time to say Ok, medication. seriously.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM

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HelloSweetie
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM

The steroids would open the airways enough for real breaths to draw through.

amy31308
by Ashlee on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM
Give her the meds.
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tracy0812
by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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Use the steroid, it will help. Do you have any type of medication for use through a nebulizer? If so, i would give the baby a  breathing treatment. We went through this with our son, he has allergies and asthma.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Not sure - but I definitely would trust the doc on this one.  Start her on the steroids and maybe after that you can look for a specialist for her to to see.  Good luck!!

justpeachy71904
by peachy on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM
My dd has a form of asthma that constricts her airway caused by her muscular dystrophy. she uses a steroid inhaler. It is soooooo much different than body builder stuff. And it isn't for long term use. I wouldn't fret. Get the baby to breathe is the main objective

If you don't trust this doc maybe find a.new one
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vindicated
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:53 AM

why havent they prescribed a nebulizer to be used daily with albuteral? my oldest has one.

heartnhidin
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:53 AM
She may just get a little jittety and hyper. Give her the meds.
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