Just wrote a huge post and it disappeared. Grrr!
Anyway my eldest is almost 6. He has cough variant asthma and has used clenil and ventolin since he was 18 months. These work well and the huge majority of the time he's controlled. Apart from two, sometimes three, times a year (usually when the seasons change) he has a week of constant coughing. We must be in the spring week as the cough is back. He is manageable during the day but awful at night. He's coughing constantly 6-10+ times a minute so literally constantly all night so is shattered the next day. He missed school today and is struggling to get to sleep tonight. His peak flow is 80% and sats are 96/97% so not terrible but its heartbreaking hearing him cough cough cough.
Anything we can try? Anyone the same?
We've tried humidifiers, cool air, steam and plug ins and none remotely help. 10 puffs of ventolin help a little but its still constant. I don't think an increase in preventer is really needed as its only the few weeks of the year and the rest of the time is no problems at all. I can't deal with another wasted four hours+ in a&e being constantly reminded his chest is clear and there's no wheeze (the lack of knowledge of cough variant drives me crazy). Last time I was even told not to give him his ventolin just for the cough, which I ignored and followed his asthma plan instead.
Any advice before I get to the GP?