My 5 year old DD has seasonal asthma where she starts coughing in the early hours of the night and doesn't suffer much during the day. Just recently she seems to be getting worse and we are giving her the preventative inhaler 3 times a day and using the blue inhaler when needed at night usually at least 2 times. I am concerned as she is coughing alot but I don't know if it is the asthma as it is wretch more than a cough she says it feels like there is a hair in her throat and she doesn't like it. She gets worked up I use the blue inhaler then after 15mins have to use it again, it seems she is coughing at least every 30 to 45 seconds. Until she calms down she doesn't improve. I am worried as I don't know if it is her asthma or if she is being manipulative as on previous times I have tried taking her downstairs and sleeping on the couch with her and she stops coughing, also if she gets in our bed she seems to stop. We have an appointment with the nurse on Thursday but it's hard to talk with my DD there if it isn't asthma but she needs help in another way. I have noticed today she is coughing a bit this afternoon whether it is because she went out playing in the cold for a while not sure. So much going on sorry for the lengthy post.