This may seem like a silly question, but I am new to asthma and have been receiving conflicting information about my son's blue inhlaler.
He is 3 years old and was only diagnosed a few months ago, from what I am aware of his asthma is quite mild ( no attack and not tested ) and he is on brown inhaler x2 puffs x2 a day and blue inhlaer when needed??
My situation is quite confusing to work out at times as he also has enlarged tonsils / adenoids which can also cause breathing problems, especially at night. The dignosis first came about as he was suffering from erratic breathing at night, where his breathing would speed up, slow down, then stop for a few seconds, which was very scary to watch. He was told he has asthma, by one doctor ( although he failed to notice his tonsils ) and given the pumps. The brown one has almost stopped the irregular breathing at night, so that's better. My only concern is the blue inhaler....
My son's symptoms get worse in the hot weather, and he somtimes complains when walking that he is tired....he sometimes says that he has a tummy ache too. Other times he will inhale deeply and seem quite hot....when speaking to the asthma nurse on the telephone, she said these are all sypmtoms I could use he blue inhaler for. Although a G.P and a different nurse has said if he is not in distress and seems to be alert and not struggling these are NOT signs to use the blue inhaler?? and to only use for an Asthma attack..So, I am a bit confused.
As I am new to all this any advice would be appreciated. Thank you so much.xx