From: Workingmom on
Sarah Vaughan skrev:
> Put it this way - if my child ever develops asthma, I will want him to
> have a steroid inhaler after what I've read about the risks vs. benefits
> (not to mention my own experience of better asthma control on them). No
> doubt in my mind.

Very well put. Sometimes you can express things more elegantly when it's
in your mother tongue :-)

Thank you for writing what I would have done if I'd had the skills.

Tine, Denmark
From: NL on
Sarah Vaughan wrote:
<snip>
> The only likely side-effect is that, because some of the dose does end
> up in the mouth on the way down, people on steroid inhalers are a little
> more likely to get oral thrush. 'Likely' is probably the wrong word
> because I can't offhand remember ever having seen a case in a young
> child, but it's theoretically possible. However, if the inhaler does
> benefit her lungs, then the long-term benefits from that well outweigh a
> tiny extra chance of thrush.

I think that's why the instructions say to rinse the mouth with water
and not swallow the water after inhaling. Not that I ever remembered to
do that....

cu
nicole
From: Workingmom on
NL skrev:
> Sarah Vaughan wrote:
> <snip>
>> The only likely side-effect is that, because some of the dose does end
>> up in the mouth on the way down, people on steroid inhalers are a
>> little more likely to get oral thrush. 'Likely' is probably the wrong
>> word because I can't offhand remember ever having seen a case in a
>> young child, but it's theoretically possible. However, if the inhaler
>> does benefit her lungs, then the long-term benefits from that well
>> outweigh a tiny extra chance of thrush.
>
> I think that's why the instructions say to rinse the mouth with water
> and not swallow the water after inhaling. Not that I ever remembered to
> do that....
>
> cu
> nicole

We always give the steroids to Niels (9 yo) just before brushing his teeth.

Tine, Denmark
From: Sarah Vaughan on
Workingmom wrote:
> Sarah Vaughan skrev:
>> Put it this way - if my child ever develops asthma, I will want him to
>> have a steroid inhaler after what I've read about the risks vs.
>> benefits (not to mention my own experience of better asthma control on
>> them). No doubt in my mind.
>
> Very well put. Sometimes you can express things more elegantly when it's
> in your mother tongue :-)
>
> Thank you for writing what I would have done if I'd had the skills.

I feel it's me who should be thanking you! Your post covered the
important points so well I almost didn't bother to write mine. ;-)


All the best,

Sarah
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From: Workingmom on
Sarah Vaughan skrev:
> Workingmom wrote:
>> Sarah Vaughan skrev:
>>> Put it this way - if my child ever develops asthma, I will want him
>>> to have a steroid inhaler after what I've read about the risks vs.
>>> benefits (not to mention my own experience of better asthma control
>>> on them). No doubt in my mind.
>>
>> Very well put. Sometimes you can express things more elegantly when
>> it's in your mother tongue :-)
>>
>> Thank you for writing what I would have done if I'd had the skills.
>
> I feel it's me who should be thanking you! Your post covered the
> important points so well I almost didn't bother to write mine. ;-)

(BLUSH)

Tine, Denmark