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Child(ren) with Asthma

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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Do any of you have a child or children with asthma?  I am trying to find some other moms to talk to about asthma.  My 10 year old was diagnosed with it in July of last year.  He wanted to play football and I immediately said no, but a coworker of mine told me to let him play, which I did.  Her son has it and he plays football.  You know I was paranoid every time he had to practice or had a game.  I would practically be running him down to make take two puffs of his inhaler.  There were so many signs that he would get it.  Simple things like having eczema and having to sleep with fan on.  I just want to know if there any other moms like me out there.

by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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karmasabitch178
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I have it and so does my son. Mine only gets bad in the summer and when I have a cold. My son has it bad. His dad always calls me and ask what to do when it flairs up
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bossygrand
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM

My son was diagnosed when he was 5, he is now 20, an is growing out of it. As for sports he should be fine bc activity is good for him! Its the foods or weather or environment he is n that is gonna b a problem, hope i can help u down the line let me know!

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SunFlower700
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM

My youngest has asthma and I would not prevent him from playing sports just because he has it.  Depending on the severity and frequency of their asthma attacks, there are medications that can be taken to reduce / prevent attacks from occuring.  My son doesn't have frequent attacks, he was diagnosed with seasonal asthma and has a span of attacks when the spring and fall seasons start.  As they are not as frequent, inhalers do the job.  But there was a time for a study, the doctor had him on Singulaire pills.  Which I found worked great for him.  If you find that your son is having attacks frequently and especially during playing football, talk to your doctor about Singulaire pills or some other type of asthma medication.

Not sure how eczema and asthma tie in there.  My oldest has eczema but not asthma, my youngest has asthma but not eczema. 

sexychica25
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM
My son and I both have asthma. I've had it almost all my life. The only time it gets really bad is when the seasons change for spring and summer. Living on the gulf coast with the humidity doesn't help the cause. I used to go to an asthma specialist and was told I don't breathe at full lung capacity but that's my normal and it doesn't hinder my activities much.
My son who was diagnosed at 3 doesn't affect him until cold and flu season. He gets pneumonia EVERY YEAR with a hospital stay. I do have a at home nebulizer. He still is as active as any 5 year old and also is in tae kwan do. Only you know your sons triggers and if you think he can handle it. Does he have an inhaler? Even though I'm not on daily meds I do keep an inhaler on me at all times.
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kim0167
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I have asthma and so does my granddaughter.  You can still be active but just have to be careful.  If you take your meds like you are supposed to and be cautious, things should be okay.

wademom07
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM
My oldest was diagnosed at 6 months, but now at 13 she has not had a attack in 4 years. I let her play like usual, he should be fine playing sports. Talk to his doc and be fully aware of his asthma action plan.
supermom664
by on Jan. 16, 2012 at 7:43 AM
None of my kids do but I was diagnosed October 2011. I'm up doing a treatment now
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GoddessNDaRuff
by on Jan. 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM

my brother has it. he's a dancer. He always has to have his inhaler and sometimes he has to have breathing treatments when he gets home from dancing and then the next morning or later that night depending on how his breathing is but he loves dancing. He's had it since he was 7 months old and has had to be hospitalized several times. I've had to give him emergency treatments so many times. Both of my kids and I have ezcema so does my lil brother. I'd be willing to talk to you about asthma and your concerns.

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