Can anybody help me please, as I'm fast running out of ideas. My five year old was diagnosed with suspected asthma two years ago after countless round of antibiotics for chest problems, none of which seemed to do any good. She now uses a clenil inhaler twice a day (two puffs) and a ventolin inhaler when required.
She's been seeing the asthma nurse at our GP surgery who's very helpful and past on quite a few ideas but very few of them actually work when the cough is very bad at night with her
We've tried everything to try and help her get this under control at night including placing towels on the radiators / water in her room, using karvol etc/ anti allergy protectors but over the past two months, it seems to be getting a lot worse with her.
We had a trip to see the emergency doctor during October 1/2 term hols, as the cough started affecting her during the day (something which has never happened b4). He told us to increase the ventolin to 4 puffs when used, which thankfully helped on that occasion. She has though been coughing constantly now overnight for well over a week and a half, nearly ending in a trip to A&E one night last week as we couldn't get the cough under control and she couldn't catch her breath. I've lost count of the number of nights that I've spent sitting up with her over the past two years, as she brings up so much mucus.
We saw our GP after this last week and his response was to put her on yet another course of antibiotics (this is definitely the second, it may even be the third course, I'm losing count) and another course of prenisdolene ( the second course this year) because he couldn't hear a wheeze on her chest (although her main symptom is the cough rather then a wheeze). We thought this was working towards the end of last week, as she seemed to be getting better, until last night - when the cough came back with a vengeance!!
Does anybody have any ideas please!!! I have a one year old who is also ill & am desperately in need of a good nights sleep to be able to cope better.