From: nitu on
Hi

My 11mth old DD was also given a steroid inhaler. She was coughing
for about 2 weeks when she naps and at bedtime, she would cough so
hard that she ended up vomiting milk. Anyway, we were told to use the
inhaler for about a week or until the cough is gone. We used it and
now for the past few days she hasn't coughed (thank god) so does this
mean we should take her off the medication?

Nitu

From: Workingmom on
nitu skrev:
> Hi
>
> My 11mth old DD was also given a steroid inhaler. She was coughing
> for about 2 weeks when she naps and at bedtime, she would cough so
> hard that she ended up vomiting milk. Anyway, we were told to use the
> inhaler for about a week or until the cough is gone. We used it and
> now for the past few days she hasn't coughed (thank god) so does this
> mean we should take her off the medication?
>
> Nitu
>

First and formost: Ask her doctor!!

Usually steroids are given profylactic over long periods of time. It
takes some time before it works, and the effect will last some time
after you stop.

You might try to stop - but start again immedeately if she starts
coughing again, I'd say.

Tine, Denmark, asthma patient and the mother of to asthmatic kids.
From: nitu on
Thanks, I met with her regular pediatrician who suggested we give it
for 6 weeks as long as she improves. Since her coughing has gone
down, she said we could just give her one dose at night for a total of
six weeks.

Nitu

From: determined on

"nitu" <nitu_752002(a)yahoo.ca> wrote in message
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> Thanks, I met with her regular pediatrician who suggested we give it
> for 6 weeks as long as she improves. Since her coughing has gone
> down, she said we could just give her one dose at night for a total of
> six weeks.
>
> Nitu

That is where we are too. The inhaler has helped it seems, but the cough is
not 100% gone. Doc wants us to continue for a few more weeks, but he has
lowered the dosage even farther. I hope it does the trick! The coughing
til she pukes routine got pretty old...