What Causes Severe Cough While On Albuterol?
He recently caught the flu and then a secondary infection. The coughing increased and required Flovent and Albuterol 3x/day. He is better now after a week of the issues.
1. What else should we do today to make sure no impact of flu on lungs?
2. Are there any new approaches to food allergies and/or asthma?
3. Are any foods known to trigger his condition further?
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic,
I am sorry for your son situation and I can understand your problem.
In my opinion, for the actual situation, I would recommend you to add in the treatment an antibiotic (like Claricide liquid twice) given the fact that an infection is superimposed in his lungs. He should get the flu vaccine annually and the polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine every five years.
For allergic asthma recently it is approved another medication called Montelucast which can be used in his case, one capsule per day for three months. Its mechanism is anti-IgE receptors. It will help him for sure.
For the third question, all foods that contain the above ingredients even in very small quantities might cause the exacerbation of asthma.
But I was wondering if the allergologist has done the test for him which consists of trying these ingredients in very small amounts (by your son in hospitalized condition). It is a kind of desensitization method with these foods.
Please talk with his doctor for the above
I wish your son a fast recovery, feel free to ask further.