For the last few months, on top of the wheeze I have been really suffering with a persistent dry cough, as has my daughter. Mine has escalated over the last week and now I have lost my voice, and my chest feels totally constricted. I don't know whether I am simply suffering from a bad cold or from some sort of asthma attack? I have a reliever blue inhaler, but it only seems to barely touch the symptoms when I start to wheeze, and I am now using it several times an hour.
How can I tell the difference between a chest cold and asthma? Sorry if it is a stupid question!