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    Dd has been prescribed ventolin but it doesn't seem to do anything we have a review this week should I be asking for anything further? She coughs constantly all night!! It's so bad sometimes I wake her and get her to cuddle me and sit upright. She just finished anti biotics too. So it's not infection. this is her second year of puffers

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    She sounds like she definitely needs a preventer at the very least! If your GP doesn't suggest that after you talk with them about her coughing every night -then you need to seek a second opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Dd has been prescribed ventolin but it doesn't seem to do anything we have a review this week should I be asking for anything further? She coughs constantly all night!! It's so bad sometimes I wake her and get her to cuddle me and sit upright. She just finished anti biotics too. So it's not infection. this is her second year of puffers

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    If she is requiring visits to the hospital because of asthma attacks then they should be diagnosing her with asthma. They are reluctant to do it when they are young, but if it is ongoing and reoccurring, then they can do it. My DS 4 was diagnosed when he was two. We still have problems controlling it and he is on flixotide, atrovent, ventolin and prednisone when needed - probably about 10-15 times a year. Been a bit of a nightmare really. But at least we getting to the point where we know when it's about to get bad, and can start him on the prednisone before he requires hospital runs.

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    My daughter is 3 and gets like that when she gets a virus or cold... Maybe 2-4 times a year. Dr's gave me a ventolin to help which sometimes does but not really and when she's coughing and gets really bad that she sometimes constantly wakes or can't sleep I've been given steroids in the past to use only when she can't stop coughing. She's (and I) have probably been saved of a trip to the ER a handful of times. But say it's common.. And say that it's not asthma... Just viral or bronchiolitis.

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    Definitely sounds like she needs a preventer. Bring it up with your doctor. How are you giving the ventolin? How much/how often?

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    She's having puffer about 4x day she's ok immediately afterward but about 45 mins afterwards the cough starts again!

    We got told last year more likely asthma but wait until older.

    Fx we hear about it she's not getting solid sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    She's having puffer about 4x day she's ok immediately afterward but about 45 mins afterwards the cough starts again!

    We got told last year more likely asthma but wait until older.

    Fx we hear about it she's not getting solid sleep
    4 times a day is way too much, uncontrolled asthma is considered if you need your puffer 3 times a week!

    How old is she again? Sounds like you need another opinion.

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    My baby was dx with asthma in her first year of life! Same with my son!!

    You need to get another opinion and ask for an asthma care plan which is step by step exactly what and how much puffers she needs based on her level of severity.

    Also a preventer is needed, maybe not all year round, my kids start their preventers now, heading into winter.

    Goodluck

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    I agree that you should seek a second opinion. My DD coughed for so many months when younger and we spent so much time at the GP. I eventually followed up with an asthma educator nurse at our local public health centre, and also sourced a respiratory specialist. I found that they were much better and willing to implement a plan than my GP.

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    I will ask for a referral to a specialist thank you heaps for advice i didn't think it was normal.

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    2 puffs isn't enough especially if you are using a spacer we do 4-6 depending on the severity of the symptoms. 4 x a day is ok if it's just when she's sick, but if it's been going on for a while now I'd be getting a 2nd opinion asap. Does sound like she needs a preventer at least during winter.


 

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