My 4 1/2 yrs son has suffered from asthma occasionaly since 2 yrs, yet was only officially diagnosed about 6 months ago. He has been particularly unwell with a chesty cough and cold and this has led to a much higher use of his reliever inhaler, and as a result he has been prescribed a 3 day dose of soluble steroid tablets as well as a preventer inhalor. His symptoms have improved dramatically and he hasn't had an asthma attack since (about a week ago now, have been giving the preventor once morning and night).
He's been off school but going back tomorrow, have found it all quite stressful!
Just reading up on things really and wondered if anybody knew more about long term side effects of all medication associated with asthma (ie the reliever, preventor and steroids)? My wife strongly feels it stunted her brother's growth (although he has suffered severly all his life along with and endless list of allergies, very sad). We have a strong history of asthma on both sides of the family.
Any opinions, advice or facts etc very welcome here as several doctors have kept me in the dark now thinking I'm paranoid when I just want a broader look on it all!