Hello! I am a newbie to this site. I would be grateful for some advice. My 11-year-old son has been prescribed Clenil Modulite preventer inhaler. I am worried because my son gets asthma quite rarely. He will go 2 - 3 months with no symptoms, even after major exertion. Then he will have a week or so of being wheezy at bedtime. It slows him down during physical activity then too a little, but doesn't stop him. So these attacks are thankfully not severe and managed well by Ventolin. He was going through one of these wheezy phases when we went for an asthma review, so the nurse scared us by saying he may have scar tissue, and corticosteroids are vital for healing/preventing this. But then, they recommend a steroid preventer whenever we go for a review (which we only do every few years) - even when his chest is clear and he hasn't had any symptoms for some time! I'm therefore finding it hard to believe they are necessary. I also find the starting dose high at 100 mcg, when 40 is recommended - even for adults - in the US for example. Sorry this is rather long! I'd be grateful for people to share their thoughts and experience. THANKS, Helen
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