I have a 2 1/2 year old who has had a persistent cough since her viral infection in February, however no chest infection but lots of coughing at night etc. The Doctor referred us to the Asthma nurse and she prescribed Qvar 100, two puffs twice a day, plus Salbutamol when required. The inhaler worked immediatly, no coughing from the second day of use, so brilliant. I have however been worried about the use of corticosteroids and note that the dosage my little girl is on seems rather high for her age. Is this dosage normal for a two year old just starting out on inhalers?
Also, I have another daughter who has just developed Chicken Pox, should we discontinue use of the Qvar?
Thanks for reading, any advice would be greatly appreciated.