I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge base on this issue. Last week, my son (2.5) started up with allergy symptoms for the first time ever -- runny nose, water eyes, itchy eyes, and some swelling in his eyes. We'd been giving him Benadryl for the symptoms.
On Saturday morning, he woke up with breathing difficulty. I took him to the ER. He was given a breathing treatment and I was told he had bronchospasms (basically an asthma attack for someone who does not have asthma). They gave us an inhalor and sent us home with instructions to see our pediatrician on Monday.
So on Monday morning, I took him back to the doctor. Then he was diagnosed with bronchitis. We were given antibiotics for him and sent home again. He'd been on the antibiotics for two days when he suddenly had MAJOR swelling in his eyes. The pharmacist told us to stop taking the medication and to see the doctor in case it was related to this antibiotic he had never taken.
We went to the doctor AGAIN today, and she said it was not from the medicine and said it is just plain allergies. Because he is struggling with the allergies so much, I am starting to wonder about the series of symptoms. I am wondering if the allergies could have caused the bronchitis and asthma symptoms? And part of me is wondering if it is bronchitis at all -- or is it just allergies and asthma? What I've read has shown that colds cause bronchitis, but I can't find anything about allergies causing it...
I'm just trying to figure out what is going on with him. As a person with asthma, the thought of him having breathing problems really scares me and I just want to know what I am dealing with. I don't feel like the doctors really know and we don't have an appointment for allergy testing until May 3rd...
Answer by suzhawkfan at 8:12 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Apr. 22, 2011