Hi, we have a 5year old girl with suspected cough variant asthma and all round rhinitis. She is on a lot of meds, montelukast, seretide 125 (4 puffs a day), ventolin (4 puffs daily), theophlynne (caffeine tabs), nasonex (once a day), cetirizine (twice a day). TBH, I think our asthma consultant is a bit baffled with her as we all are. On average she is poorly at least once a month. She misses so much time off school, (average 1 week on, 1 week off!) we have stopped all her out of school clubs and is basically ill as soon as she goes back to school from sept. She has a cough without a wheeze. Her nose is constantly snuffly and at night, hear the post nasal drip which sounds awful + obviously makes her cough. The trouble is she has been blood tested + skin prick tested and they are all negative!
Out of desperation and many other asthma sufferers we are resulting to change to wooden flooring, allergy bedding, leather sofas even though there is no 'official' evidence this will work.
The question is, has anyone else experienced 'triggers', even though having negative results? Tbh, any advice or info would be welcome. We had a hospital visit at the weekend, + even they agreed it seemed she was on a lot of meds, and appears that the consultant is trying to cover all bases!