Both ds and dd have had a cough that has lasted for years, it seems slightly worse in winter. It's the same cough in both children. It doesn't produce anything and wakes them and the rest of us up every night. Tried all the usual propping up, olbas oil, vicks (and on feet) , chopped onions on radiator, well ventilated room. GP prescribed us Betamethasone nasal drops and after a week that hasn't worked either. Booked in to see a Paediatrician but its a month away and I can't bear another month of no sleep. Any crazy / normal ideas welcome.
If it a blue reliever inhaler the effects are very short term and the brown preventer inhalers are the ones that the effects last 12 hours so you take morning and night. This is all I can remember from the Asthma clinic. Most people would not take the blue one regularly at set times as it is used as a reliever for as and when relief is needed.
My ds has inhalers for asthma - his is affected by changes in temperature (ie going inside from out) and certain foods - by far the worst is the artificial sugars and the cough can take nearly a week to get back under control using both the brown and the blue inhalers.
It can take some time for the inflammation to be brought under control...
Once again the cough is here again in both children, just a few hours in to the nights sleep. Even after giving the inhaler its cough cough cough, cough cough cough. Ds cough probably worse tonight than before I started this course of medication. Is this really Asthma ?
I appreciate your concern but they are very healthy children other than this cough. In fact they are top of the class in everything you suggest they might struggle in. Even the GP didn't prescribe an inhaler the second time around, she prescribed Betamethasone to help stop swelling. I'll be seeing the nurse soon and paediatrician next month. I still think there's an allergy here I haven't sussed out yet. DS cough was worse last night than it was when the inhaler started, to me that doesn't make sense.