Our Daughter Emily is two & a half years of age & has recently been diagnosed with Asthma. Since the age of one she has had a number of colds & coughs as all toddlers do. However, on a recent visit to my Parents she developed a cough which soon moved to her chest. we took her to Hospital and she was given a Nebuliser & a blue inhaler including spacer.
Approximately three weeks later she developed another cough which again moved to her chest. We took her to our GP,She was prescribed a course of antibiotics to help with a chest infection, another blue inhaler including spacer & a course of steroid based tablets to help clear her airways.
We've been to see a Pediatrician who recommended putting her onto a brown inhaler (steroid based), two puffs morning & evening for a period of six months. I am very concerned about putting her on steroids at such a young age & would like to seek some advice or learn about other simual situations.