My 3 year old daughter has been coughing at night time and complaining that she has a bloked nose, this has been going on since September when she started Pre-School.
She has had numerous colds as well during this time which was originally put down to having a low immune system and she was probably picking up these virus from Pre-School. I was asked to keep a diary of these episodes and in February we were given Amoxocillin after taking this for 7 days we had 7 days with no coughing and no cold, she then woke up with cold and the coughing started again.
Last week our GP said that she thinks it may be asthma as her dad had childhood asthma. We were given a Salamol Easi Breathe Inhaler with a spacer and was told to speak to the nurse to show us how to use it. I have queried this with our GP as she only seems to cough at night and doesn't wheeze at all and doesn't cough when exercising I was told to give the inhaler a try and continue keeping a diary, if the coughing doesn't stop she will reasses her and there is no point in sending her for a chest x-ray as this will not show anything. We do not have an asthma nurse at our practice and i'm still waiting for a call to find out which nurse is the best one to speak to !!
I've read through posts on this site and I'm thinking that it may not be asthma as other children's symtoms seem to be more than just a night time cough also the fact that she has a blocked nose at night doesn't seem to be a symtom I've asked our GP about this and she doen't seem to know either. We have used the inhaler but that doesn't stop the cough. Can anyone help ?