It sounds like an allergy problem and if you have animals, you may want to try removing them. There are so many things that can cause allergies and the reason I say it may be allergies is because of the runny nose along with the asthma. It could be pets, dust, foods or many other things. I know because I grew up with asthma and it wasn't until I was grown that I had allergy testing and discovered that if I stayed clear of the things I was tested positive for, I remained asthma free. You may even try using detergents, soap and shampoos that are free from dye's and perfumes. Even now sometimes I get a runny nose and start to breathe heavily and wheeze and I think I have a cold and then realize that I must be using something different and sure enough, I am and get rid of it and immediately get well. I hope this helps.