So after a 4-5 month period of NO symptoms what-so-ever asthmawise, I have been experiencing an increase in asthma symptoms since recovering from a throat infection 2 weeks ago. I have noticed big increase in mucous production, because of this I'm coughing more, Peak flow had become variable , I am aware of air trapping, I don't 'wheeze' as such but feel noisy/wheezy.
Since symptoms had disappeared I had reduced seretide to one puff once a day, but am allowed up to two puffs twice a day. Since having a return of symptoms, I have stepped up to one puff twice a day, but wondered in other peoples opinion, how long I should remain at this level before increasing further seen as it takes some time for the steroid part to work? I had thought maybe a week, and if symptoms remain step up again.
Also any advice on reliving air trapping? Obviously I am using ventolin, but still feel I am air trapping.
Thank you in advance