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Problems with Flovent?
An_244951 posted:
Hi! Desperate for some feedback from other mothers. My 6 year old has had asthma problems for most of his life, off and on. He seemed dto have grown out of it at 3, but just had an attack that put us in the ER a few weeks ago. After an allergy specialist visit (no allergies, other than a couple of Fall weeds) he's on Nasonex and Flovent. Since starting the Flovent, he seems like a different child. Very short tempered, even had a major tantrum that lasted for 30 minutes, which is very unlike him. He's such a loving child, and now he just seems angry. Can anyone relate to this? Do you think it's Flovent related, or just inhaled steroid in general related?
Aqua14 responded:
Or it could be that he's not feeling well, not sleeping as well as usual, and is irritable because of that. Kids can't always articulate how they're feeling or why they're feeling that way. I'd chalk it up to him still recovering from his major attack -- if he's still acting the same way in a month, then visit the pediatrician or allergist and see what he/she thinks. But I would highly doubt it's the Flovent. My son's allergist had chosen Flovent for him as well, stating that it's the inhaled steroid that has the least ability to move outside the lungs into the body as a whole, and thus it was the best choice for children.

Hope this helps. Take care & good luck. Judy (mom to an almost 16 year old with mild asthma who has also been on Flovent)

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