Hello folks, My daughter was diaognosed with asthma just before Christmas, she has had a dreadful cought for months and so after her teacher complaining and me getting fed up with it I took her to the doc's who immediately said asthma. He prescribed 1 puff of salbutamol(blue inhaler) at bedtime.He also did not want to give her a spacer to use as he thought she was old enough to manage with just the inhaler, She is only 6 and i feel she needs a spacer which I have managed to get from the pharmacy, but we have had no advice on how to use it correctly. When I asked when we should come back he said when the inhaler runs out, now there are 200 puffs in this inhaler so thats 6 months supply???? surely she should be getting checked out before then.
Well the inhaler has made no difference and she is still coughing like she is on 60 ciggerettes a day. I can't get a doctors appointment for another 2 weeks, because it is not classed as an emergency, its is really annoying, does anyone have any advice as to what I should expect in terms of medical treatment/ support etc. I feel a bit frustrated by the whole thing to be honest.