How do I know when my daughter is havingand Asthma Attack

Hello,

My daughter of 7 who was diagnosed with asthma at 3 has for the past two weeks been suffering with a wrasping cough which is waking her in the night. I am giving her inhalers but nothing seems to be working at first I thought it was a dry cough but it seems to be hanging on. She does not have any of the symptons I have in an attack . I also suffer with asthma and when I have an attack I find myself incredibly wheezy and I have difficulty breathing. When I have an attack my inhalers stop it very quickly her inhalers seem to be having no effect on her cough. I am now questioning if she does really have asthma or just a bad cough. The advice I need is does an attack not necessisarily involve wheezing and loss of breath? How can I determine if she does suffer with asthma? what medication can she take to help her as her current inhalers are having no effect?

6 Replies

oldestnewest
  • BABES DONT WORRY ITS GOONNA BE FINE DUNT WORRY BOUT IT

  • BABES DONT WORRY ITS GOONNA BE FINE DUNT WORRY BOUT IT

  • BABES DONT WORRY ITS GOONNA BE FINE DUNT WORRY BOUT IT

  • BABES DONT WORRY ITS GOONNA BE FINE DUNT WORRY BOUT IT

  • This might be a silly question, but is she breathless or just coughing? If it's the latter, and inhalers aren't making a difference, then I'd say that suggests that it's ""just"" a cough. Either way, I think a trip to the GP would be advisable.

  • Emily vomits when she has an attack. Which mostly happens at night, all over her bedcovers and Bear. Poor mite. But she is not a wheezy asthmatic either. However, her cough will disappear if we bump her steroid inhaler up for a week. ie 2 puffs twice a day when bad at night or one puff 4 times a day if worse during the day.

You may also like...