My 2 yr old has been diagnosed with asthma and is on steroids now, his attacks have gotten more frequent and my question is; it seems when he gets an attack especially at night or in the car he'll cough, cough real hard and start gulping and gulping really hard and its almost as if no air is coming in or out and he can't take his inhaler (and he then panics). Can anyone tell me why is he gulping like this, is it normal, is it some sort of spasm or is he trying to just swallow and can't? Is this something seperate from the asthma attacks?
Thank you for any feedback, I wish he could just tell me but since he's just a little guy he really can't explain anything. **oh also when this happens if were at home I put him on the nebulizer with albuterol.