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Asthma help.. DS1 reasonably newly diagnosed with asthma and it seems hayfever is making him worse

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NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sun 12-May-13 17:22:37

What should I try?
He has taken 2 puffs of ventolin 3 times already today
I have given him clarytin.
He is still having issues breathing in and out without coughing

any idea's?

sibleymum Sun 12-May-13 23:33:26

Could try breathing in a steamy room. I used to run the shower til the bathroom was steamy and sit him in there for a bit, like they do for croop. Does he have a brown inhaler? Don't be afraid to go back to doc.

ukey Sun 12-May-13 23:55:51

ask for an asthma plan if you don't already have one. does he have a preventer inhaler too?

ukey Sun 12-May-13 23:58:48

have you tried multi dosing? if ventolin isn't lasting 4 hours he needs to be seen, If at all worried about his breathing take him to a&e or call 999 if things take a turn for the worse.

watch out for tummy breathing, no breath to walk talk play as usual etc.

TheSecondComing Mon 13-May-13 00:04:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 13-May-13 08:34:40

thanks everyone.
went off script last night and after a warm ribena and holding the cup to his mouth so he breathed the steam in, a long steamy bath and 5 puffs he settled enough to get to sleep. But he was awake for alot of the night.

Am going to call the surgery today.

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