my son is asthmatic and has been classed as isnce the age of 18months (now 4 and half). anyway he's getting worse over the years.
he started off on just ventolin (blue), this worked for a while. then he got put onto becotide (brown) as well as blue. again the 2 worked for a while, then he had loads of attacks and was given a course of pred. sorted things for a while. he then had more pred (1 lot a month) for a few months. at 2 and half he was given singulair pead tablets to take at night. again worked for 6months. then at 3 we had to call ambulance 4 times in 1 month and he was nebulised and taken to hospital. the docs changed his brown for flixotide (orange - not licensed for under 4's). he was on this until 2weeks ago when he got a chest infection and they have changed him to seretide (purple).
so he takes, blue inhaler 4x a day through spacer, purple 2x a day through spacer and singulair pead tablets at night.
what are they likely to put him on next time he gets worse?
(i also have asthma and have been on purple and blue inhalers for the past 6years. they work fine and mine is controlled. hence why i am asking what the next step up is if its needed as i have no expirience. the asthma nurse said she will discuss it IF he needs to go up again but i would like to know so i can research it!).