My 5 year old has mild Asthma, only had one bad attack. He is normally fine on a day to day basis, but now and again his asthma can flair up for what ever unknown reason. He has been on steroid inhaler for almost 3 months (since the bad attack) but is now having his first asthma symptoms since starting on brown inhaler. started just over two weeks ago with flemmy cough and occasional wheeze it is not getting and worse or any better and his peak flow is fluctuating between 75-90% of his best so it is very slight really. I took him to GP yesterday, that morning he was very wheezy less then 2 hours after he had had his blue and brown inhaler, and so had given 2 more puffs of blue, he improved as day went on and chest was clear by the time we got to GP! I expected him to possibly up his brown inhaler (currently1x100 twice daily) but instead offered us Salmeterol(2x twice daily) he said we could either leave things as they are and see how it goes or start on salmeterol with a review in a months time. I didn't know what to do so I came away with the prescription on the agreement that would only collect it if I felt he was not improving over the next few days or so. Would be interested in hearing any opinions on sameterol, I don't really know what is best.
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