Jenny's Asthma Story
Childhood asthma triggered by Grandma's cat*
Maggie, mother of Jenny, a child with asthma, told us about how close Jenny is to her grandmother. "Jenny is five, and she adores my mom," Maggie said. "My mom watches Jenny when she gets home from kindergarten, which is a big help to me."
Jenny's grandmother recently adopted a kitten, which posed a challenge for Jenny's asthma. Jenny just had to go over to meet the kitten the day Mom brought it home," Maggie said. "Within a couple of minutes, Jenny began coughing and wheezing. She had to use her rescue inhaler a few times before her breathing was finally under control. After that, she needed to use her rescue inhaler every time she went to my mom's."
An allergic asthma diagnosis
"We went to see Jenny's doctor," Maggie continued. "She told us that Jenny had allergic asthma, and that we needed to get it under control. She prescribed QVAR® for Jenny and told us that it was very important for her to take it every day, both in the morning and before bed."1
QVAR® helps control asthma symptoms
After about four weeks, Jenny's asthma improved. "She needed to use her quick-relief inhaler less often," Maggie recalled. "And her lung test results looked better, too. Now we're looking into Jenny’s allergies to make sure that they're under control, too. We’re still really careful when we visit my mom, but Jenny’s asthma is definitely more controlled now."1
*Note: The examples presented here are a combination of patient stories. Any resemblance to actual people, living or deceased, is coincidental.
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