I have a 4 year old son who was diagnosed with asthma when he was 2 years old. Every year, about this time when the weather changes, he has an "episode". It is absolutely ridiculous and drives us nuts! He just coughs, coughs, coughs.....It seems that nothing helps!!
On Monday I took him to see his Asthma/Allergy doctor. He said that he must have gotten some sort of virus and it triggered his asthma. He told me to continue his Singulair, Pulmicort Respules one time a day, Xopenex in the nebulizer every four hours, and he prescribed Prednisone two times per day (dr. said to start the steroid only if the cough does not slow down).
So on Wednesday morning, my son woke up at 6:30am coughing non-stop....coughing so much that he vomited! I gave him his Xopenex in the nebulizer, put him in the steamy bathroom, gave him a dose of the steroid.
Throughout the day today, he did okay. He coughed, but not all that bad and he still took his Xopenex every four hours.
Tonight he is in bed . . . Coughing!
Any ideas? He is on so many meds, why doesn't anything stop this cough? If I was coughing like this I would have to take something to make it stop. I don't think I could handle all the coughing. I am feeling bad that I cannot help him and I am already doing what the Asthma/Allergy specialist is telling me to do.