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Additional Asthma Medication

Some children need additional medication to control their asthma. The most common type is combination medication. This is an inhaled steroid and a long acting reliever medication in one device. Eg. Foxair, Seretide, Serevent and Symbicord. Montelukast (Singulair, Monte-air) is another common asthma medication that may be prescribed. It comes in the form of a tablet or sprinkles. It helps reduce the inflammation in the lungs and is very effective if used together with inhaled steroids.

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 This article has been written by Paediatrician and Pulmonologist, Dr Salome Abbott (MBBCh (Wits), FCPaed(SA), MMed(Paed), DipAllerg(SA), Dip Paed Resp Med (Europe), Cert Paed Pulmonology(SA))

Dr Abbott currently has a private practice at Vincent Pallotti and Kingsbury Hospitals in Cape Town. The focus of her practice is treating children with respiratory diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and other chronic lung problems. Tel: 021 506 5228 or for full contact details please CLICK HERE