Asthma unresponsive to simple treatment in a child.


Assess control—wheeze, cough, nights disturbed, absence fromschool, and interferencewith playor exercise.Assess frequency of use of short acting β2 agonists and courses of oral steroids. Ask about emergency consultations or hospital attendances and possible triggers, especially smoking and common allergens such as dust mite, pet dander, and pollens, as well… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.39364.672940.47