easy child has recently been diagnosed with Asthma. She is 12. She had a cold when she was diagnosed. I have some questions for those of you in the know. Is it odd to be diagnosed when sick (a cold) and is that accurate? She has a cough, and it seems to sticking around longer than it would have before. It is a very deep cough. Is that from the asthma? Isn't asthma usually caught at an earlier age? Can it pop up at any time? She does have an albuterol inhaler to use, and it does seem to help the cough some. husband took her to the doctor for the cold as they were both sick, so I have not had a chance to ask any of these questions. I am leary of her being diagnosed when she is sick, and by a FNP at a GP's office. I think I may make her an appointment with an Asthma specialist when she is better. Thanks in advance for the info.