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    Default Who else dreads winter with children with asthma?

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    I know how you feel Cinderella. My dd is 4 and every winter she is always sick with colds and asthma. We live in an old house which gets very cold.We run our heater 24/7 to try and help. My daughter was on flixotide and seretide as well as ventolin and prednisolone when she was really bad. We have since changed dr since last winter and she is on a tablet now called Singulair and ventolin no more flixotide or seretide so heres hoping this winter will be better for us. Its so hard tho to keep them warm and out of the cold all the time

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    I can relate my 3.5 yr old is a chronic asthmatic and we are on flixotide jr daily for good and as well as ventolin when it flares up. The problem is because he has autism be will not take pred at all he will not swallow it or even let it get anywhere near him (he can smell it in hidden food, drink etc) so we end up on 12puffs of ventolin every 2 hours and then hospital if it doesnt improve. Totttalll nightmare >_<

    Indont let him leave the house at night when cold. But unfortunately all it tales is a cold from some snotball kid at preschool and its a downward spiral.


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    I dread winter!! We have only found out last week that my DS (2yrs) has asthma. At this stage we just have asmol and a spacer with mask to use when he has a cold. He goes to family daycare with 2 other little ones so they do spread their colds whilst I'm in here I am wondering how you ladies get your two year olds to have their puffer? We have let him decorate his spacer with his choice of stickers, I aalso have a box full of new toys, cars, books etc to reward him when he uses it. However, he still won't let it near his face. Also, should we only use it when he has a cold (this triggers his wheezing) my GP wasn't that helpful and I have rang the asthma foundation though they can't advise really. Thanks for your help! I'm lost with it, as DP and I don't have it.

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    Addison, we just left it on the table for a few days, a d let them give their teddies / dollies / us / themselves their "puff" (without the Ventolin, of course . It's a familiar object now, and they're not scared by it any more.

    Personally, if I feel a cold coming on, I up my preventer / add in the pred for a few days as discussed with my Dr, so at the first sign of the kids getting sick, we're off to the Dr for assessment and prescriptions, becauseve noticed when they go, they go down fast.

    All the best for your DS' asthma management!

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    Thank you! Yes, he has given it to Hoot and other toys and he knows that it is 'his medicine' and that he won't need to see the Dr if he takes it. So he is used to seeing it. Putting it on his face is something different entirely. I think that I will take him to get a preventer as I hated giving him the redipred steroid as he didn't eat and was so hyped up, can't be good in the long run. Thanks again.

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    Thanks Missie Mack. I am going to see GP this weekend and request a referral to a respiratory specialist. A this stage he just wheezes with colds though has since his first cold, they always develop into upper respiratory infections. So I want to really look into it and develop a sound asthma plan. The blast off idea is great, and I have also just ordered a funhaler I hope this is a double valve? It is all so new to me.

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    Yes, I dread it, too!!

    My ds is yet to be officially diagnosed, but I know he has it. I was diagnosed at 2, and have always had it quite severely.

    My ds seems to get croup constantly, as well. Does anyone else experience this with their asthmatics? Ds has had it 4 times this year already! Apart from asthma and croup, he is very healthy and rarely ever gets sick.

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    My Miss19 has Asthma triggered by cold or exercise, so in winter she was always constantly hurrying from car to room to try and avoid a flare-up. Now she's reliant on public transport and lots of walking, so I can just hope she is okay. She is no longer a little girl I can protect all the time.


 

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