My 2 1/2 year old daughter suffers from a persistant ""virally induced wheeze"" which the doctor says she'll likely grow out of (no family history of asthma).
It seems to be worse in the cold wet months, she's had 3 ""attacks"" in the last 5 weeks, two hospital trips through breathing difficulties and a trip to the doctors. The attacks started this time last year when she was given Ventolin inhaler to be used as and when required. She's had a few bouts of breathlessness since then but this winter seems to be getting worse. 5 weeks ago she was hospitalised overnight, on oxygen all night and half hourly nebulisers and a course of oral steriods. Attack number 2 we took her to the doctors as soon as she started getting breathless and he gave her oral steriods and told us to use the inhaler. The most recent attack started saturday night and ended with an early hours trip to the hospial, a couple of nebulisers and sent home with oral steriods once again.
After going to the doctors to discuss it again my daughter, Imogen, has been given a low dose Clenil Modulite inhaler to be used twice daily, 2 puffs.
My question is (finally!) is it safe? We spoke to the doctor after attack number two and asked if a preventer inhaler would make a difference to which he said it wouldn't and he wouldn't be happy giving it to her. Today a different Doctor prescribed it straight away and without hesitation (although this came with a recommendation from the Doctor at the hospital).
I'm just a bit confused as why would one Doctor not recommend it and another give it out without a word of warning???? I've read the info with the inhaler and dont know if i'm just being a worrier or if it would be best to leave the preventer inhaler for now and just keep on going to hospital when it happens.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!!!