NIGHT TIME COUGH

HI, ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECIEVED! MY DAUGHTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA OCT 07 [HASNT HAD THE PROPER TEST AS SHES ONLY 4] BUT THE DOCTOR THINKS ITS ASTHMA! THE PROBLEM IS SHE HAS A TERRIBLE NIGHT TIME COUGH[AND THROUGH THE DAY BUT NOT AS BAD AS NIGHT] THAT WAKES HER UP ALL NIGHT [AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY]SO DOC HAS PUT HER ON PREVENTOR INHALER 1 PUFF MORNING AND NIGHT [SHE ALSO HAS THE RELEIVER INHALER] for the last two weeks she hasnt been coughing so severly, BUT IT HAS NEVER GONE AWAY COMPLETELY, AND THEN LAST NIGHT SHE WAS COUGHING ALL NIGHT AGAIN SHE GETS TO THE STAGE WHEN SHE COUGHS SO MUCH SHE HURTS HER STOMACH MUSCLES AND ALSO CANT EAT OR TALK[THROUGH THE DAY] I GET SO STRESSED BECAUSE NOTHING SEEMS TO HELP AND THE DOCTORS ARE NO HELP! ANY ADVICE? PLEASE!

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  • Hi Saza, welcome I amI am sure one of the Dr's will be along soon with a proper reply but can I point out that not being able to speak is a sign that the asthma is bad you should get her to A&E as soon as possible. It sounds like your daughter needs a proper review I would ask your GP to refer you to a paediatrician who specialises in chests/asthma.

    Bex

  • Hi Saza,

    I can only reiterate what Bex has said. 2 of my children get night coughs with their asthma, usually a good sign for me that things are not as controlled as they should be.

    You need to go back to G.P. and get her medication reviewed again. Please don't let them fob you off, be firm. If her breathing is effecting her speech you must take her to A&E straight away and let someone see her. I do hope things improve for her. Sometimes it just takes a little while to get things settled.

    Best Wishes Cathy xx

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