My son has been coughing every night for months now. I feel so sorry for him. He still sleeps in our bed with us, habit and because he tends to cough so much that he ends up being sick (we have sick buckets that we keep by our bed) and has done this for years. I had an emergency c section with him and went into labour a week before I was due to have the planned c section, he was only 5lb 4oz. He’s always had reflux issues and was put on omeprazole, ranitidine and other meds when he was a baby. We’ve always given him lactose free milk as we felt cows milk made him more sick. We’ve always propped his bed up at night. A couple of years ago he was diagnosed with asthma and given a blue and brown inhaler and has been in a&e 3 times with wheezing and put on steroids. We haven’t seen the asthma nurse for a long time (which is our fault) as we thought it was more to do with food intolerances. The doctor put him on omeprazole as he went through a stage of being sick every day (he’s sadly used to being sick as it’s very regular but it doesn’t seem to bother him) but he wouldn’t take the medicine as it was liquid form. He also can make himself sick on purpose, eg if he doesn’t want to go to nursery (nursery got wise to this after I kept having to take him home and had to tell them that he didn’t have a bug, he was doing it so we would take him home (he’s very settled there now)) or when he gets told off. He also has (unconfirmed) anxiety, eg. If he’s worried about something, he will be sick, he threw up in town because he thought the fire alarm was going to go off and he’s frightened of it because he says it was too loud. He was sick at the cinema because he was excited and scared he told us and this has been happening for the last few years. But I am now thinking this is all to do with his asthma. As soon as the heating kicks in, he coughs, the cold air makes him cough, certain foods (with dairy in) make him cough but doctors say that he would have a rash etc if it was food related. We are going to make an appointment for him next week to see the asthma nurse again as we haven’t been using the inhaler lately. Do I give him 2 puffs of the inhaler every time he coughs or just when he has a coughing fit? Sorry for the long post, my partner thinks I’m over reacting.