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Stupid asthma question #437!

(6 Posts)
grumpalumpgrumped Thu 03-Apr-14 21:46:23

I feel like i should know all about asthma by now but........can children wheeze whilst asleep? DS1(5) has had a rough month with asthma, has seen GP, uppped clenil, started antihistamines. Has struggled today (pollution?) and so i have been checking him, sure i can hear a slight wheeze (generally he is not a wheezer, more a cougher).

Do i wake for ventolin, guessing he would wake if bad?

Sirzy Thu 03-Apr-14 21:50:07

yes they can wheeze whilst sleeping. If your worried give some ventolin, or just see how he goes.

grumpalumpgrumped Thu 03-Apr-14 21:57:31

Thank you, just checked and seems less noisy so maybe pre bed meds have kicked in. Will check him regularly and see.

grumpalumpgrumped Fri 04-Apr-14 13:31:25

Peaceful night, but had 4 puffs before 9 today. Will see what the day brings.

ithaka Fri 04-Apr-14 13:36:37

When DD was little & coughing in her sleep, I would use the face mask thing you get with the spacer to give her clenil & salbutomol in her sleep. It is chucking it down here, but I am glad I am not down south with the pollution as I know DD would struggle.

From bitter experience, give as many puffs as necessary to keep those pipes open. Once they start shutting down you are on a rearguard action & hospital looms...

grumpalumpgrumped Fri 04-Apr-14 13:54:32

Thanks, that's what I am afraid of.

I have struggled with breathing today and I am not asthmatic, just horrible hayfever.

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