Hello everyone and Merry Christmas!
My little boy of 3 and a half has had very well-controlled asthma pretty much since summertime - so we have made the assumption that pollen is a big trigger for his asthma. He was only diagnosed in March and so we're still trying to find out what all his triggers are - and because he's so young, it's often a case of reading between the lines regarding whether he's having symptoms or not (he doesn't wheeze or cough excessively).
We live in Cambridgeshire and have had very cold weather and snow over the last few days. A few weeks ago he was cycling in the cold weather and he suddenly said to me that he didn't want to ride any more and ""that he was frightened"" - which I know means that he needs his reliever (as he says this in the nighttime when his breathing is ""not right"" as he puts it. So, I'm confident that cold air
is a trigger. Therefore, we have been giving him his inhaler just before going outdoors at the moment and that seems to be doing the trick.
Anyway, he's been wakeful a couple of nights and has been waking early too (so we're all getting a bit sleep deprived). I've also had to give him his reliever in the night because you could hear that his breathing wasn't right. But even so, he's still woken up early when he really needs to sleep some more. My husband is thinking about going out to buy a little electric heater, one of those with a thermostat - just to keep his room a bit warmer over night and at a constant temperature. Does anyone think it's worth it? Would it help, or is it that the cycle of symptoms has already been triggered earlier in the day by the cold weather? Or is it the drop in temperature during the night that brings on symptoms? Am I making any sense....? Sorry for the long winded story for a simple question, but I know what it's like on the forum if you don't put in enough info, it's difficult to offer advice!
Thank you xxx