Thanks very much for all of the information. The albuterol was ruled out as the culprit and the steroids were confirmed. So she is carrying the albuterol with her for emergencies. Also, I had her examined by a pediatric cardiologist and heart maladies were ruled out. She had been out of activity for nearly a month before running a fast mile and experiencing chest pain and tightness. The doctor concluded that should be okay once she gets back into shape.
I will definitely look into the natural anti-inflammatories.
Singulair. And yes Vitamin C is good.
Albuterol is not a steriod. Its the emergency blue puffer. Needs only be taken on a need be basis, though I have known some people who take it 4 times a day to prevent asthma.
I also had a serious reaction to steroids (the side effects almost killed me). So now I use natural anti-inflammatories. She could try 500 mg of viitamin C, 2 droppersful of mullein extract, 500 mg of vitamin B5, and NAC (n-acetyl-cisteine.). Sometimes I add a small quantity (about 1/2 tsp.) of MSM. There are no side effects. The most helpful of all for me is the B5. I also find that this regimen is more effective than the steroid poison. Be grateful she doesn't take it. It damages the adrenal glands, bones, eyes - you name it.
Are you sure she had a reaction to albuterol? I can easily see the steroid as the culprit, but albuterol surprises me. Of course, if you overuse it you will get a fast heart beat, but in moderate amounts it is usually OK. I use it and I also take an antihistamine.
Im sorry im not very sure about that i take an albuterol too and have no problems...Soooo.... SORRY
I forgot, her cough is tight and dry with no mucous. She also complains of chest pain and tightening. Thanks Guys