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 Post subject: What is overmedicating?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:34 am 
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Location: Montreal, QC
My daughter is 20 months old, and has occasional asthma...

I've heard from my pharmacists FIL and from both my asthmatic cousins (now in their 30's) that I have to be really careful about using Ventolin and/or Flovent because the body can get use to it and need higher doses to work in the future... That made me really nervous to use them at all!

My little one is now going through some teething and has been congested/runny nose for almost 2 weeks, and in the last couple days she's been coughing a lot at night. When I spoke to the doc yesterday, he was like 'duh' you give Flovent 2x a day until it's gone and then 1 week after that...

She's not on a daily dose of anything, and we give her puffers regularly (couple weeks) every couple months, if that...

Should I worry about overmedicating?

Maybe I'm overreacting, but I'm having one of those days! :roll:

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DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:01 pm 
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Why don't you contact a Certified Asthma Educator?
http://www.lung.ca/diseases-maladies/as ... ndex_e.php

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If you live in Ontario, you can get free asthma information and advice from a Certified Asthma Educator, through Ontario's Asthma Action Helpline. Call 1-800-668-7682 or e-mail a Certified Asthma Educator at info@on.lung.ca.

If you live in Quebec, you can get free asthma information and advice though Quebec's Asthma information hotline. Call 1-800-295-8111, ext. 232.

If you live in another province, contact your provincial Lung Association for more information.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:26 pm 
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Location: Montreal, QC
Thanks Susan!

I never thought about those resources... I figured the doctor was about as 'expert' as I could go for the time being, but asthma people are probably pretty informed too!

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Me - Kim - No allergies
DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...


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