My daughter is now 12 and has had eczema all her life and asthma since she was 4. She is very fit and trains regularly for baton twirling and has an excellent peak flow most of the time. Her asthma is on the whole not a problem with her day to day life but this time of the year is a nightmare. She is now on 4 puffs of brown inhaler morning and night, and yesterday had to use her blue constantly. I have a doctors appointment for her tonight, and have put her on a dairy free diet, as this seems to help her skin and also muck . I am never sure however if I panic and take her to the doctors and if it is really asthma or a cold, and that is why she is short of breath. I did not want her to train yesterday, but she said she wanted to, as others train with ashthma - but she needed to use the blue a lot. sorry for the ramble!