Hi, we are new to this website and after reading a few of the Parents and Carers post I admit I'm a little nervous! My daughter Poppy is five and although she has been sick from a baby she was only diagnosed as Asthmatic late 2009.
I have found that there is still a traditional outlook on Asthma within the medical profession. I really discovered this in December. When after four weeks of visiting GP's, Asthma Clinics and ending up in A&E. I contacted an Astma Uk specialist nurse and the advice she gave me after hearing Poppy was worth it's wait in gold.
As my daughter's Asthma is in her upper airways many doctors do not see her condition as Asthma! We ended up in Belfasts' main Childrens' Hospital last week, where it was confirmed that she does have Asthma and also seems to have Allergies which they are testing at the minute!!