Posted 2/18/2010 4:22 AM (GMT -7)
You need to ask your ped pulmonologist which type of asthma it is. Environmental, like me, is things in the environment. I'm also a sports asthmatic. Meaning I cant exert myself in sports like running. Another thing, as hard as it is, is to get the child an allergy test. Many allergies also trigger asthma. You can get a list of things that are the most triggers for everyone, and try to eliminate that. Odd enough, I've also found that tempature can trigger mine. I have woken up in a full attack having to call 911 when my bedroom air is not circulated enough and moist enough and cold. Now, from the parent view instead of mine personal. I also have a child with asthma, he is five. I have a home nebulizer I use on both of. I know illness is a trigger of his, and allergies. If his asthma got to the point where your son is, I would be walking into my pediatric doctor's office and demanding a pulmonologist referral. I'd also demand preventive medication, which can help prevent an attack. Things like Advair, Singulair, etc. Hope all goes well, and keep us posted.