Hi all I'm new here.
My daughter is 5 years old. She has never been the world's wellest child having suffered from severe silent reflux from 5 weeks old but this got better at about 18 months although she still suffers from it esp when she is ill.
I went to the doctors a while ago and mentioned that she gets this cough and it seems to go on forever even when she doesn't seem to have anything else wrong with her such as a cold or anything. Then it goes away for months and I forget about it, then it comes back again, this has seemed to go on for a couple of years and I put it down to her reflux as the cough was always worse at night and in the morning.
But the last time I took her to the doctor for an ear infection I mentioned she had this cough again and the dr said if it didn't go away to try an Asthma pump! The thought she had asthma never even crossed my mind. Anyway she had some anti-biotics and the cough went again.
But now its back again! She seems well in herself at the moment apart from this blasted cough! This morning she was bad again coughing but a few hours after she had been up she seems fine again, no coughing all day :/ I shall see if she starts coughing again tonight.
She seems to be ok in other respects, I don't notice that she gets out of breath altho she does complain if we walk for long periods of time that she is worn out and wants to be carried but I assumed most children do this so I'm not sure what to think.
Is it possible that the only symptom of Asthma could be a cough? I have no idea as I have never suffered from it and neither has her dad, yet I don't want her to have to try pumps if it makes no difference, any advice would be awesome!