Hi my daughter who is 12 - today!! Has had problems with her asthma all week she has had asthma since she was 3 - never with an audible wheeze but docs could usually hear crackles on her chest. The last couple of times she has had problems she is obviously struggling - breathing is deep she needs a lot of ventolin, short of breath,coughing etc and is given steroids but on the last 3 occasions the docs have said her chest is clear??? Does anyone know why this is? Why can't they hear anything? It is now so difficult to assess her as she never complains, ""looks ok"" (!!!) and doesn't wheeze, I feel a bit like they think she is making it up! Can this happen with a clear chest? She says her chest is tight, she can't get air in or out and feels like she has ""stuff"" in her throat. She is currently on 600mcg seretide, ceterizine, singulair and beconase daily. Any advice /experience of this would be much appreciated!!