Whether the diagnosis of asthma is self diagnosed or diagnosed by a physician.Are you a smoker? Infection may be a precipitating factor for precipitation of asthma or chronic bronchitis. Prednisolone
may help during acute exacerbation of asthma.Oral antibiotics
also help to control infection during a period of exacerbation. They have no role in controlling inflammation in asthma. Short acting bronchodilators will also give you temporary releif. You have to use MDI formoterol-budesonide BD through spacer or salmeterol-fluticasone
BD. Inhaled corticosteroids
are cornerstone of management in asthma without having much side effects. You should also use a diary to record the symptoms or peak flow meter for objective monitoring. Frequent nocturnal awakening means your asthma is uncontrolled. I can not give you a definite management without physical examination and laboratory tests. You should consult a pulmonologist
.Hope,I answered your queries.