As a parent to a child with seasonal asthma, the cooler nights drawing in bring back memories of relentless coughing, the smell of menthol trying to clear a never ending cough and wheeze all through the winter months.more “Guest post; University risk for students with #Asthma”
Our eldest daughter has a form of asthma. Luckily for her, it is a mild case, presenting as seasonably exacerbated cough and has been manageable to date with medication such as inhalers and Montekulast. You may not be familiar with the latter term, which is more uncommon that the blue and brown inhalers that have been commonplace in the UK for years. more “Asthma, Alfie and Alder Hey Children’s Charity”
As the carefree summer days pass us by, it’s getting closer: September, starting school, the cooler evenings and the seasons changing. Filling in the endless new school medical forms was a stark reminder of our daughters (officially undiagnosed), suspected Asthma. more “Sniffles & schoolbags: Back to school with asthma”
No sooner had we all gushed about relishing digging out our jeans and boots, and instagramming beautiful photos of orange leaves, then we are cursing this damn season for the other joys it brings.
Pre children, the biggest dilemma a cough or cold brought was whether my snotty nose could justify a duvet day, or whether it would be a career limiting move, frowned upon by my colleagues.
As a new mum, I remember agonising whether I should cancel every play date or outing to a park, children’s centre or soft play at the very sight of a snotty nose.
We have certainly come a long way since then.
more “‘Tis the season …of seasonal asthma, colds and viruses.”