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Xolair Approved for Children with Asthma Triggered by Allergens

AAFA Community Services ·
There is a new drug available for children with uncontrolled asthma caused by airborne allergens. Xolair is already approved for people, ages 12 and older, with moderate to severe asthma. It belongs to a class of drugs called biologics. It is given in a doctor’s office by injection. The FDA recently approved it for children between ages 6 and 11 whose asthma is not controlled with other long-term medications . Approval makes Xolair the only biologic for children with uncontrolled allergic...
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JadesJourney ·
Jade just started her first round of Xolair Injections this past week. She's SO brave! But...I have to admit...It was a bittersweet moment; watching her sit there, calm, asking the nurse to count slowly for her, watching the needle, as she was given both injections. Outside of respectfully saying that it "kind of hurt, a lot", she didn't complain, or cry, or move, or refuse, or scream...she just sat still and watched! As a mom, this was a like a dream come true...at first. [{Sidebar} At this...
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K8sMom2002 ·
I totally get what you're saying here, @JadesJourney ... fingers crossed that these shots will give her some control over her asthma that has been lacking! WTG on you helping guide her so that she CAN ask those "big girl" questions about the medications she's on. Hang tight, Mama!
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Jen ·
@JadesJourney That is great that Jade is so brave during those shots. We have other members who have been on xolair as well and have discussed their experiences on our support forums.
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Jen ·
@JadesJourney How are things going with the Xolair?
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Several Factors Can Affect Length of Child’s Hospital Stay After an Asthma Attack

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is sharing this press release from the 2017 ACAAI Scientific Annual Meeting to bring you the latest research news quickly. [PRESS RELEASE] Eczema Plus Family History Can Mean a Longer Hospital Stay for Kids with Asthma Study finds number of allergies don’t necessarily affect length of hospital stay. BOSTON, MA (October 27, 2017) – Asthma and allergies are related, and many people who suffer from asthma have allergies that trigger their asthma.
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Katie D ·
Hi Teri and welcome Do you manage asthma or is it your grandchild (as mentioned in your other reply)?
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Teri G ·
this topic title gave me anxiety! I couldn't even read the content!
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Teri G ·
@Katie D my grand-daughter. We had a scare with this this past year so this was scary to read!
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Increasing Inhaled Steroids Temporarily Does Not Stop Asthma Flare-Ups in Children

AAFA Community Services ·
Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma.
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Chery ·
Very informative article.thank you for keeping us updated.my child's dr actually asked me to do that when my son had some cold symptoms as a prevention for his asthma,and it made sense to me to do it,but now I know better thx.as it is I'm very concerned abt my child's growth.
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Shea ·
Interesting. I wonder if adults receive any benefits from pretreating with inhaled steroids as far as preventing flare-ups-- or if they are like the children from this study and do not benefit? I sure with there were more non-steroid options that were efective and safe and less side effects. I know I am working hard with avoidance strategies and keeping indoor air quality in my home good.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Chery, welcome! Feel free to start a new topic or join in on a conversation on our support community . It's tough when you're worried about your kiddo's growth.
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Chery ·
I have noticed the doctors depend more on the meds than on their judgements...when u question them about the meds being prescribed they make u feel like its the right thing to do but when I do my own research it' a totally different story.
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K8sMom2002 ·
I'm hoping that more research will help us see the role of steroids in treatment -- and maybe different ways of approaching treating asthma.
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Lisa H ·
My child was diagnosed with Cough-Variant asthma at the age of 2. She has been on steroids since then and she is 9 and she is only at 57 lbs. Right now she takes Advair 250/50 two puffs twice a day, singular and a nasal spray. She has had an allergy test completed and everything came back negative. We have to go back to the allergist in October. With her being negative on all 22 test, how do I go about protecting her. When she has a flare-up, we do her normal meds, treatments twice a day,...
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Melissa G ·
Oh @Lisa H ! I am so sorry! That has to be very frustrating. Has she ever tried being on an antihistamine? for us if we can get our PND (post nasal drip) in control, our asthma can be better managed. Something to talk to the doctor about. Here is some resources: Allergy Symptoms Allergy Treatment Asthma Over View Asthma Triggers Asthma Treatments Also please join us in the Asthma Support forum
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