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Consulting a Doctor About Treatment Plan

Quiet an important matter to be discussed. My son was suffering from Bronchitis since the age of 4. Now he is 10 years and he was on inhalers and steroid medicines. In spite of this, he would get episodes of breathlessness and cough almost every day. Even doctors used to feel sorry for him. Seeing a small child suffering like this with Asthma. He had his blood samples checked every time after asthma affects him. Now they decided to increase the dosage of the medicines. The nights were a horror for us until we got CPAP masks, at least to make sure he gets good sleep. Now that he sleeps well, can we consult a doctor to check if the dosage of medication can be brought down or avoid the medicines at night? I'm afraid of the constant use of high steroid medicines can affect his body.

  1. Hi wayneboy and thanks for your post. It's good to hear your son has been doing well using the CPAP device that you mentioned to us. I think that your idea is a good one, to consult a physician to evaluate the medication regimen your son has been prescribed. It is entirely possible this regimen may need to be adjusted now that your son's symptoms have lessened. The doctor (and you, in collaboration), will be able to make the best decision for your son's condition moving forward, Please be sure to check back and let us know how you (and your son) are doing. Wishing you well, Leon (site moderator)

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