Steroids sometimes have to be given for an acute episode of asthma, although it is best to avoid by using regular inhalers.
1 in 3 children will have allergic asthma
so it is important that the allergic triggers are identified, if there are any.
Asthma medications need to be reviewed - a combination inhaler (corticosteroid plus long acting beta agonist) can be given but you can start with a low dose inhaled corticosteroid and keep asthalin
for emergency use.
also have side effects (usual ones with steroids such as HA axis suppression, stunted growth
) but intense use in the beginning followed by the most little amount will help.
Addition of montelukast
4mg will also help lowering the amount of inhaled corticosteroids.
I hope that helps.