Illnesses & Symptoms: Preschooler, Pulmicort

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Pulmicort Side Effects

My son was diagnosed with asthma at 8 month old. He was prescribed Pulimicort just before he turned 12 months old (can only be used after 12 months old) as a maintence medicine. It has helped tremendously. We've only had to use his emergency medicine, albutural, twice since then and we were using it every week before then. He is now 17 months old and it seems like his growth has stalled out. From the time he had his 12 month check-up to his 15 month check-up he had not changed in growth and had actually lost weight. He also was not...


Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...


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Albuturol or Pulmicort for Maintanece? I'm Confused.

My 3 year old son was diagnosed with allergy induced asthma. He has had a 4 day flare up with wheezing so I have been giving him Albuterol through a nebulizer every 4 hours. On day 4 his wheezing finally subsided. My allergist gave me pulmicort to use in conjuction with the albuterol. He also said to use one or two treatments per day for six weeks after an attack as maintenance. I am new to this so I am very confused. Do I use the pulmicort or the albuterol as the maintainece or do I mix the two together? That is another thing. The...