I've been given a brown inhaler following a terrible, long cough. I had oral steroids too which helped.
I'm still very confused by the difference in approach between GP and nurse! - I believe this is a trial of brown to see if my peak flow improves; it's not what it should be though could just be me. Blue inhalers certainly helped ease some symptoms.
My peak flow improves by about 20 points after using a blue. The nurse said that warranted the trial. I've been told that yes, this is indicative of asthma but I just wondered if such a small difference is usual? It doesn't seem much.
Or is this one of those "asthma is tricky" questions!