My daughter, 11, is heading for an exacerbation in her asthma. You know, you can just tell?! She usually takes 2 puffs clenil 50, and 2 puffs of serevent morning and night though a volumatic spacer. Normally on this dose her athma is well controlled and we have no problems. A couple of weeks ago she began with the cough I recognised as being her asthma flaring up and we upped her clenil to 3 puffs twice a day. Now she has a cold. Her peak flow is dropping and there is a lot more coughing. The thing that puzzles me, however, is that she isn't a wheezy asthmatic. The only wheeze I've ever heard from her was back when she was first diagnosed and I believe that was partly due to an allergic reaction to the domestic rats we had as pets then. But this cough is very wheezy. She says she feels fine in herself (aside of the cold making her miserable) but that her chest feels wheezy. When she coughs you can really hear it!
This is an entirely new situation for me. I've taken her clenil up to four twice a day and it seems a good idea with the wheezing to give to her 4 hourly ventolin on top. But why would there suddenly be this wheezing? Any ideas?