I'm in need of some suggestions about
my sons asthma. I will be honest, I don't really know a whole lot about
asthma, just the basics. Just a little background about
my son: he started seasonal asthma when he was 4 and used an inhaler with a spacer for about
2 years. He then seemed better so the doc had him stop his medication. He never really had a reoccurance until just recently. He's now 15 and his main symptom is coughing and pressure in his chest. I've taken him to the doctor on several occasions because his coughing is not easing. He was put thru a pulmonary test and found that it's only his small airways that are not
opening properly; his large airway is not affected. He is on Asmanex, Albuterol, Allegra and Singulair but his coughing is still not under control. Last night he was kept awake from his coughing so he's not getting the rest he needs.
He was tested for allergies in the past and found to be allergic to dust, cats and dogs. We have dogs and one of them slept in his room until recently so I think that may have contributed to an increase of symptoms so I stopped the dog from going in there. He spends more time in his room then anywhere else (playing on his computer - of course!). I'm thinking about getting him an air purifier but I wanted to know if anyone has tried this and if works to help with coughing asthma or any kind of asthma for that matter. I don't want to go out and spend a fortune on an air purifier if it doesn't help. Also, has anyone tried otc cough medications to help with the coughing or would this not be a good idea?
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