My 12 year old is breathless on minimal exercise - this has been deteriorating over the past year. Previously he was physically fit and energetic.
He's being treated for asthma- on monteleukast (also has allergies - nuts/ grass/pollen), and is on a combined steroid/ long acting beta agonist. He doesn't like using ventolin because it makes him shakey,
He gets breathless very quickly when he exercises - but he is not wheezy - his chest is clear. His peak flow also doesn't reduce - around 300 (although I've only tested this after a short period of exercise).His heart is racing with minimal exercise. There's no nocturnal cough. He settles down again after about 10 minutes of rest.
Could this still be asthma?