I have kept my daughter on 3 or 4 puffs morning & night of her flixotide preventer since the week before Christmas. Compared to her usual bouts (which were every other week and horrendous!), she sailed through a cold mid Jan, and *touch wood* has been quite even-keeled since Christmas.
However, she's been really hoarse sounding for about a month now and has just finished a course of Nystatin to treat oral thrush. I know the hoarseness and thrush can be side effects of inhalers. What can I do to help get rid of it? She finished her Nystatin yesterday, and today is hoarse again. I'm now wondering if the 2 go hand in hand? Is the thrush perhaps not quite cleared up?
She uses aerochamber and has a drink of water to swish around her mouth right after taking her inhaler - she does swallow the water - should I try to teach her to spit it out? Would it make a difference?