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Child having wheezing problem for years. Use levolin, flohale inhaler. Safe? Family history of asthma

I am rajesh from Bangalore. My son is 8 year old and has problem of wheezing intermittently for the past 4-5 years. He gets it usually during nights. It has never been severe and we use levolin thrice a day, two puffs each time. Is this dosage ok? We were using a nebulizer before. Now a doctor has suggested flohale inhaler-twice daily, one puff. Is it safe? Any side effects? The boy is normal in all respects and has no other problems. Kindly advice. I too had asthma when I was a child and so did my father (he has now) and grandfather.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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thanks for writing to health care magic

now pl mention how many times in a month does he get these episodes of many night time symptoms does he have

we normally give reliever therapy and preventor therapy in children with bronchial asthma

reliever therapy is with salbutamol, ipratropium bromide and give relief from symptoms when a child has symptoms of bronchial asthma

preventor therapy is given to prevent episodes of bronchial asthma.................we use inhaled steroids like budesonide..........monterleucast tablets etc

these medicines should be used for prevention of attacks and if properly used prevent attacks

hope this helps

take ccare
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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