I went to my GP today as my 5 year old daughter has been coughing for the last 6 weeks and I have been using brown inhaler 3 times a day and blue inhaler several times through the night and no improvement in the coughs.
She can cough continually for 2 or 3 hours at night, when she wakes to turn over she again starts coughing. I didn't know if it is asthma or something else.
He said couldn't label it as asthma until wheezing was confirmed as well, he couldn't hear any when he listened and advised me to listen when she is coughing. I have listened to her a chest with my ear and all I can hear is her heartbeat. Is it possible to hear wheezing in the chest without a stethescope?
Gp advised giving Clenil 4 times a day and Salbutamol when needed 6 puffs at a time every 30 mins if needed. He says if she was on a nebulizer it would be about 10 puffs every 5 mins. Can't overdose on Salbutamol.
Going back next week.
When is bad enough to go to hospital I've never thought about going to Hospital over a cough even though she can cough for 2 to 3 hours and we all have disturbed nights.
Sorry for long post just trying to talk with other people who have been through the same thing and can understand.