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Childhood asthma?

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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I will be talking to my son's doctor about this... but I was looking for your opinions..

Let me start off by saying that asthma runs in my family. My mother has it, and my older sister, and brother have it.. and I'm beginning to wonder if my 3.5yr old son has it. When he was an infant there were several times he got sick with respiratory infections and had a lot of trouble breathing and had to use a nebulizer. Now.. he wakes up in the morning just about every day with a cough that you hear every now and again through out the day.. which obviously gets much worse when he's sick. And if I'm playing with him.. and he gets all excited.. and hyper.. he begins coughing and has to stop for a minute. But then he gets right back to it. Almost every time he gets sick, his coughing and breathing gets so bad I have to use the nebulizer on him. So far his doctor hasn't been concerned and hasn't thought much about asthma.. but I'm beginning to question it. What do you think? Do you think this sounds like it could be asthma.. or am I just over thinking it?

 

 

UPDATE :   He was officially dignosed with asthma last week.. and now has an inhaler he needs to use twice a day. After almost 3 years of me trying to tell his doctor I though he had asthma, they have finally decided to do something about it!

 

by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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mommy5912
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 9:23 AM

sounds like asthma to me and my DD is a severe asthmatic

mommyneedssleep
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM
My daughter has severe asthma, it sounds like your son has it also!! Have you considered taking him to an asthma specialist?
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crazymom21
by *giggle snort* on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM
I have asthma but even as a child if I had an attack I needed an inhaler. If I lost it then I was introuble if I had an attack. They didn'tgo away on its own. It has always been more not being able to breathe than coughing. I've never thought about differenttypes of asthma. I always guessed there was only one kind. It could be more allergies. Does he take a daily med for allergy? If not try giving him children's zertec daily and see how that affects him. If your regular dr isn'tconcernedwith asthma you could always get a second opinion.
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piwife
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Sounds like it, I had it and now my 2 oldest have it
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CharlotteRose
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Asthma runs in my family as well.  My middle dd had it just as bad as your son however she is now 21 and has out grown it and I have it as well but mine doesn't act up until Im doing something physical - I too remember the long nights w/the neb when my dd was young and I think it could be asthma just as you described.....

milmomma2006
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I have asthma, and it sounds like that is what he has as well. It may not be full blown yet, but that is how mine started. I was diagnosed when I was 4, but it took my parents going to 3 or 4 different doctors before one would test me for it that early. Most said that they didn't want to discuss it because I was so young. If you are concerned maybe try to go for a second opinion. But I definitely think it sounds like at least the beginning of asthma. Good luck momma, asthma is not fun!

momofthree3708
by Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:29 AM

That's exactly what his doctor said.. he's too young to worry about it right now.. I'm gunna bring it up again a his next appointment, as it hasn't been discussed in quite some time.. and if he wont look into it, then I will definitely get a second opinion! Thanks everyone!

 

fullxbusymom
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Sounds like it could be sports induced Asthma.  Run your concerns by your Ped and see what they say.

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