Hi, I'm new to this forum.
Am at my wits end over my son's asthma management, he's coming up to four yrs old.
His only trigger seems to be a cold/bugs and he's on fluticazone, currently 150mg twice a day and montelukast once a day.
We've bounced into hospital 8x this year. Normally once a month. The only clear months were June to Sept. Now he's started nursery in a school he's picking everything up and we were in 3x Oct to Dec.
I'd really appreciate advice on the following:
*He's given a 3 day course of prednislone every time he goes to hospital. I assume this lowers the immune system and makes him more susceptible to infections when he gets out. I wonder how long i should leave it before sending him back to the nursery to catch another bug?!
*He's on a high dose of inhaled steroids but this doesn't stop him having hospital admissions. What's the point?(docs don't have much to say on this subject).
*He responds a lot better to salbutamol nebs than a spacer once he gets a cold. I'd really like one at home. Then I wouldn't have to take him to hosp for them. They say they don't give them out any more and also some say if my spacer technique was good the two are the same. This doesn't seem true at all in my son's case and my spacer tech. has been checked and approved loads of times by health profs.
Sorry for the long post but can anyone shed any light on all of this?