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How in the hell.

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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My six year old dd was diagnosed with bronchial asthma three years ago. She has been on nasacort and Cingulair for about three months. This is to help her keep from getting colds that trigger her asthma. So how come she is sitting here coughing her head off with a stuffy nose?
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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Toomsie
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Could she just plainly be allergic to something?

Did they do allergy tests on her or just conveniently diagnosed her?

My cousin had the same thing - turns out milk made him stuffy and coughy.

joyfulmom30
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

BUMP!

nelopyma
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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You can't prevent a cold.  It's a virus.  The meds are to try to prevent the asthma portion of it.

OkieMom2673
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM
Allergies.
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jessecutez
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:30 PM
I understand and maybe she needs a diffrent verity of meds. My ds is on singular and quvar they work for him.ur dd might be different . The meds don't fix colds just athena related to the colds Kwim?
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jessecutez
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM
Asthma **** dAmn auto correct
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CharityTipton
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Well she is doing just like she did without the meds. They gave her allbuterol for her breathing treatments and it helps but had to have a rescue inhaler at school. They never sent her for tests. They just diagnosed her. Calling the dr tomorrow to request her to be sent to a specialist for a second opinion.
wonderwomanT08
by Bronze Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM
Exactly..its to help her breathe and prevent an asthma attack during the cold


Quoting nelopyma:

You can't prevent a cold.  It's a virus.  The meds are to try to prevent the asthma portion of it.


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CharityTipton
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:56 PM
BUt the meds are not helping. She is still on breathing treatments.
wonderwomanT08
by Bronze Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM
Is she having trouble breathing with the coughing? I have asthma. Sometimes no matter what I need a nebulizer treatment.
If its a dry cough with no chest congestion, wheezing and so on and a stuffy nose then there isnt much you can do. Sometimes I have a cough.that is non asthma related, its just a cold.

However,if she is having trouble breathing and her meds arent helping you need to take her in


Quoting CharityTipton:

Well she is doing just like she did without the meds. They gave her allbuterol for her breathing treatments and it helps but had to have a rescue inhaler at school. They never sent her for tests. They just diagnosed her. Calling the dr tomorrow to request her to be sent to a specialist for a second opinion.

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