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    Default Advice please - 2 yr old with Asthma

    My 2 yr old DD has just today been diagnosed with Asthma. We have given her antibiotics, 2 types of steroids & ventalin this afternoon but she is still wheezing & coughing!

    Just after some advice - should I be sleeping with her? Can she stop breathing? Would she cry if she's having an attack during the night?

    How often can I administer the ventalin if she's not getting better?

    I'm way in over my head with this! Guess I'm just looking for some reassurance & experience!
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    If you are at all worried I would call the health line and talk to a nurse. I can give you general advice on what we've been through with my DS but I'd get professional advice if only to set your mind at ease.

    Hugs I know what you're going through

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    Thanks! I was just thinking the same thing.

    I definitely need some guidance. Plus preggo hormones aren't helping either.

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    Default Re: Advice please - 2 yr old with Asthma

    Subbing i can not get a dr to dx my ds with asthma despite large family history & reoccurent croup / respiratory issues

    I do sleep with him when he is having bad coughing fits (all night at the moment), ventolin i would call health direct or your gp.

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    Default Re: Advice please - 2 yr old with Asthma

    Also i have asthma and have done ny whole life, when i was little & having an attack i could not get the air in to cry,
    I needed the ventolin machine alot as a child though, my asthma was severe.

    i had a puffer near me at all times & if i was bad slept in the same room as them.

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    Thanks Kirby.

    That was my main concern that she wouldn't be able to cry during the night.

    The health line helped A LOT & she's doing heaps better today. All the drugs must be kicking in.


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    Glad she's feeling better today. I find the nurses on the health line great for those times in the middle of the night when you're not sure what to do

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    Default Advice please - 2 yr old with Asthma

    Thanks Ladies! She is heaps better now. I'm one much less stressed mummy now

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    Default Advice please - 2 yr old with Asthma

    I don't really have any advice, but just wanted to suggest you get your GP to give you an asthma plan, your child will need one for child care/school anyway.

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    A hot shower can help when the asthma is bad as well as a humidifyer in the room where she is sleeping (http://shop.bigpond.com/Product.asp?...tail&ID=167030)


 

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