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?