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Just wondering if any bubhubbers can help,my Dh has asthma and was given Asmol and Symbocort but it seems like whenever his breathing slows down(trying to fall asleep and thru the nite) he starts to get a dry cough. Anyone got any suggestions?
I also suffer from Asthma, and get the dry cough, if you want to suppress it take something with codine like panadine forte, Although Nurofen plus has a stronger codine amount in it I would not take that while trying to breath!
I sometimes get this cough when one of the three things is happening.:
- I am too cold
- I am too hot
- I have a cold and there is a small chest infection.
Sometimes just for no reason, so I take codine to supress it. I hope this helps.
I am a lilfelong asthmatic and have noticed mine is bad at the moment - due to getting a cold gradually and the drier air change- coughs are your bodys way of clearing its lungs - asthmatics can have varying coughs - a dry cough often comes at night. You shouldnt try to suppress it by taking drugs - apart from preventer/reliever. I have found sucking on a hard mint ot buttermenthol calms the /tickle' and breathing in some eucalypt/sucking on one at night even in bed helps. All else fails he can turn on a hot water tap and breath the steam for a minute or hop in the shower.
I find when people cough they try to take big breaths - tell him to try to make his breaths slower shorter and shallower when he coughs - not if he is actively wheezing though. Taking breaths like this stops the cough reflex/spasm for me.
There is a spray you can get from supermarket that is a eucalyptus spray - good to spray in the air - cant remember the brand - but may be in the deoderiser/cleaning isle?
Thanx for your suggestions ladies I will show him the thread tonight! Do you think a vapuoriser would help?
Im another asthmatic and so is my hubby we both swear by benadryl original which can make you drowsy so we only take it at night. If you prop yourself up a little higher you will find that it is easier to breathe also having a steamy shower before opens airways to help you sleep. A vapouriser can be great but Ive also seen some paints that run down the walls because of having them (horrific but true) Depending on his level of asthma can alter these things. Im a nebuliser type with steriods when i get bad which isnt too often but hubby has it constant and not so bad.
On the better side (but not good side) its common to have probs going to sleep. Asthma is generally worse at night
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