My son Eoin 6 yrs oldhas had a troublesome dry chesty cough for some time.. usually only occurring during the night time.. effecting his sleep. Never with fever or mucus we have simply waited for it to pass. No wheezing or chest complaints although he does shorten pronunciation of words regularly.
However, the last few weeks the night time coughing has become worse and wakes him up trying to catch his breath several times.
I took him to the doctors yesterday and she checked for infection/virus.. but there were no signs of any.
Many further questions led her to suggest Asthma as a possibility.
we are non smokers, no pets either.
He has been given a preventer inhaler for use every evening and morning.. and a reliever Inhaler for use only when needed.
This is a 3 week trial period to see if the inhaler significantly reduces symptoms.
She said that full results of the medications effects should be apparent within a few days.
Then a follow up appointment will hopefully determine outcome/full diagnosis.
He used the preventer inhaler last night before bed and the night time coughing reduced by about 50%..
It appears Eoin may have Asthma
do you think that it is a likely diagnosis?