Hi there, this is my first post so bare with me :). My daughter is 3 years old and has a ventoline inhaler ince she was 10 months. At 2 years when they could officially say she had asthma they gave her a preventive (the brown one) The dose of which goes up and down as she can go months with no asthma symptoms and then the moment she gets a cold or infection her inhalers do nothing and are on prednisolone (which i have lost count of the times she been on in past 2 years). This is now her second lot of them in 2 months and her normally 5 day course has done nothing so is now on another 6 days of them. The doctor has decided its time they did something to prevent the asthma flare ups and given her a Fluticasone inhaler. I have been reading the leaflet and stuff online about it and its not normally given to children under 4 and if it is they height shoud be monitor. He didnt meantion anything about this but did say if given in heigh does can affect height and bone densty but she is only on 200mcg a day. Has anyone else had one of these inhalers for their child? did their height have to me monitored?
I am glad they are doing something about her asthma as i was concerned about the amount of Prednisolone she was on but when i brought up with asthma nurse she kinda just strugged it off. I am now seeing a different asthma nurse on 22nd to discuse a plan for her finally.