Thanks for query. As per your history, your child was probably suffering from allergic asthma
. Usually she should receive Budecort(200) metered dose inhaler via a face mask twice daily. Oral wysolone tablet for 7-10 days was recommended during acute exacerbation of asthma. As per your history, your garanddaughter has uncontrolled asthma as described by the presence of persistent cough, wheeze, nocturnal symptoms. Oral prednisolone
in short term basis is beneficial as it reduces the severity of exacerbation, rate of hospital admission, decline of lung function. If it is taken on a long term basis it may lead to puffiness of face, bruising, osteoporosis
, cataract,hirsutism glucose intolerance, hyperlipidemia
,reduced peak growth velocity. I f your daughter requires oral steroid on a long term basis that means your granddaughter's asthma was uncontrolled.You require to consult a pulmonologist
. Because there are several causes of uncontrolled asthma. I cannot opine on that without seeing the patient from a long distance. Hope, I answered your queries.