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Quote from daystar91:
Also i forgot to mention that my son plays soccer in the evening.....This is how we found out he had asthma....My son was playing soccer one night and he began to cough so hard he couldn't catch his breath, then he throw up....Every time he went to do something that had to do with anything active he became this way....I don't want to sound stupid but the days he plays would you give him the inhaler before or after his games....I have not been able to get a hold of my doctor, he on vacation at the moment, or i would ask him....All together i'm unsure when i should give him his inhaler during the day but the running around at soccer worries me....The doctor said that he was okay to play.....The first few days after he had a problem i kept him home from soccer just to make sure that he was alright...We bought him a air conditioner and i notice at night he sleeps better....Does having the air conditioner on help him???

You should give him his rescue inhaler - albuterol, Ventolin, Proventil, or whatever it's called - 15 to 20 minutes before any kind of physical activity. This prevents the airways from spasming.

And yes, if it's humid, then an air conditioner helps immensely.

Take care. :)