Hi all, resorting to posting to a bunch of strangers to vent my exasperation! Every Autumn/Winter, my son (6yo) suffers regularly from colds. He has viral-induced asthma, so these colds always end up in relentless coughing, vomiting phlegm and days off school. Last year he missed one day every fortnight on average through asthma.
We've seen a specialist a few times in the last couple of years. On each occasion he has done no more than explain use of the spacer or double his preventer dosage. Nothing more than our GP could/would have done.
I asked about prescribing montelukast but the specialist said he didn't "think much of LTRAs".
I feel like we're looking down the barrel of another miserable illness-ridden winter. I feel so sorry for my little boy with his eye-bags and the broken capillaries around his eyes from coughing! I feel like we're not being taken seriously - but then part of me is relieved that no one seems that bothered - does that mean his asthma is not that bad in the scheme of things?
Have any of you been here? If so, what did you do?