I'm new to this site, but it looks brilliant!
My son is 22 months, 2 in December. His Dad was very poorly as a baby with chest problems, asthma, bronchitis etc. Archie has eczema. Drs wont diagnose asthma due to his age, but we have a blue inhaler for him, and he has had 2 5 day courses of prednisolone since February this year, which helped a lot. He has basically puffed and wheezed since a tiny baby, had lots of chest infections, but over the past 10 weeks we have had a 3 week dreadful cough, chicken ox, another cough and cold, a 7 day gastro virus and now back to the chest. He had antibiotics 2 weeks ago, which seemed to work for a few days, now hes on some more as the GP heard crackling.
He coughs like mad at night, with sneezing, and a fair bit in the day, on exertion or laughing! Basically, the blue inhaler doesn't work and the GPs just keep saying ""It's viral.""
Okay, so that may be the case, and probably is, but really, they dont have to listen to the coughing every night and watch him panting.
Is there anything I can ask the GP to give him, at almost 2? As I feel a bit cross with them at the moment, guess I just want someone to blame. But this is not going away on its own, and I dont want to keep shovelling antibiotics down him. Feels a bit like he has a poor quality of life at the moment. He cant even walk far or giggle without a coughing fit x