Honestly I don't even ask now. I tell them this is what needs to happen.
You know yourself that just the salbutamol isn't enough, get bossy with them, sometimes it seems to be the only way they realise that you aren't 'overreacting'. 😡
I have adult onset full blown asthma and am in the middle of a bad run now. Every time I see a gp it's 3 days of steroid tablets for me plus inhalers.
I only ever had exercise asthma as a child.
My daughter has been on redi pred several times also between the 1-3 years and inhalers but nothing since.
She's now 5.
Everyone is different and just because your child isn't two doesn't mean they won't benefit from a plan!
We are on the waiting list for a respiratory paed at the rch. Our GP sent the referral mid last year. I have had asthma since I was a kid.
When we discussed the possibility of asthma the dr mentioned that they generally don't diagnose asthma until after 2 as the airways are immature until then. Our daughter is on ventolin through a spacer before bed, as she coughs and wheezes at night
Also rosey82, when dd gets a bit older and if she is still on a preventer, you might like to try an accuhaler.
Ds has had one since he was 3 and the meds seem to work better coming from that than the inhaler and spacer???
Plus he enjoys taking it because he can *click click* it and 'lock it all up'. Which means he reminds me he has to take it
Our daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 19 months, and she passed away from an asthma attack at five years and eight months of age.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not underestimate how dangerous asthma can be. I truly hope your little one is ok.
Between 18 months to 24months one of my boys was hospitalised 3 times with viral induced asthma, he was really unwell I was sure he was going to continue having issues but he had not had any other episodes in the last 3 years as he is now almost 5. Hopefully your little one will grow out of it, but I would definitely speak with your GP about a plan
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