Im Jen and my eldest daughter Natalie (7) has what i would call ""seasonal asthma"".
every year from october to feb/march she develops an awful cough, with phlegm, loses weight, is sick and generally unwell. the doctors dont take it seriously, but i feel it is. they have given her a blue salbutamol easibreathe inhaler to take 3 times a day, but it doesnt really make a difference.
i happened to mention it to a neighbour i dont see very often and she says she sufferes the same, and her doctor says its due to the trees outside our home losing their leaves and rotting down, the mould spores irritate the airways. i have noticed a difference if i give her medised as it contains an antihistamine and she coughs less when i give that to her.
I put wet towels on her radiator with karvol on them to keep the air in her room moist. we are about to put laminate floor down in her room.
what else can i do to help her sleep? (she is barking like a dog as i type through coughing so much)
any ideas?? weve had 2 really bad winters already and i dont want another for her, its awful to watch her suffer so much. our pharmacist has seen her in the past and said, get her to the docs she has a chest infection and needs antibiotics, but when i take her to the doctors they say no, even though her chest crackles, she coughs up dark green phlegm, and sicks it up too.
would a humidifier help in her room? can you recommend one???