+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,664
    Thanks
    343
    Thanked
    2,297
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Asthma questions

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nasim2 View Post
    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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    12,037
    Thanks
    7,862
    Thanked
    6,846
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    Definitely sounds like she needs a preventer. Bring it up with your doctor. How are you giving the ventolin? How much/how often?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,664
    Thanks
    343
    Thanked
    2,297
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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.

  7. #7
    Zombie_eyes's Avatar
    Zombie_eyes is offline Formerly Diamondeyes
    Winner 2012 - Biggest Computer Nerd
    Winner 2013/14 - Funniest Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    9,354
    Thanks
    2,835
    Thanked
    9,039
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,512
    Thanks
    881
    Thanked
    1,138
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,664
    Thanks
    343
    Thanked
    2,297
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I just covered her name for privacy reasons.

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1428897951.773836.jpg

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

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,289
    Thanks
    221
    Thanked
    1,107
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Advise on asthma preventatives please.
    By Liddybugs in forum Breathing Issues
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15-07-2014, 10:09
  2. Asthma
    By monnie24 in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-05-2014, 07:01
  3. New to asthma. I need some help/advise please.
    By Liddybugs in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-05-2014, 10:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Green Kids Modern Cloth NappiesGreen Kids manufactures gorgeous washable and reusable modern cloth nappies in Oz plus a full range of super absorbent ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›