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Montelukast Helpful in Recurrent Wheezing

A recent study shows that Montelukast (Singulair) helps with children who develop recurrent wheezing after a bout of RSV bronchiolitis.  RSV bronchiolitis is a viral infection that causes respiratory distress in children.  After the children recover from the infection, some children develop recurrent wheezing episodes like asthmatic children.  A medication that treats asthma and allergies in children has been show to be useful in treating recurrent wheezing.  Singulair decreases the amount of inflammatory chemicals that are released when patients are exposed to allergens.  This medication works differently from inhaled and oral steroids and is approved for children as young as 6 months of age.

If your child suffers from allergies or asthma symptoms ask your health care provider if Singulair might be helpful in managing your child’s asthma and allergies.