My daughter who has just turned 3 was diagnosed today with asthma. For the past 18 months she constantly gets coughs that are that bad she is sick with them and they last for weeks. We have taken her to see our GP so many times and also ended up in hospital with her on numerous occasions but whenever i have asked about the possibility of it being asthma I was told no. For the past 3 weeks she has had this cough and it is bad during the day, night, if she goes outside, comes back inside, runs around etc. She also coughs so much that she is occasionally sick and is slowly losing weight. I was hoping that someone on this site would be able to advise if these symptoms are common in asthma and if the blue inhaler that a doctor has prescribed us today will make any difference as I have heard different reports on them. Many thanks in advance.