my baby is 3months and is wheezing badly cud this lead to asthma ????????????/and is asthma genetic?
Dannii - posted on 03/01/2010
My son wheezed alot when he was a baby, we didnt have a history of Asthma in both our families and our Doctor told us it was just a floppy voice box, the problem stopped when he was about 6 months. Maybe you should see your family Doctor for answers!! Hope you get to the bottom of it!
yes i would take him to ur doc my sis has asthma really bad she has had it since shes been 3 months old they told her she would not make it to be 30 years old she is now 33 but has severe problems w her breathing she uses an inhaler and is always on her breathing machine the prendnizone medicine that she has takin for almost her whole life has depleted her bones she has already had 2 hip replacements n needs both of her knees done. my cousin also has asthma i am terrified my lil girls will have it because it is genetic
Shanna - posted on 02/27/2010
It could be a food allergy. Milk especially, since he/she is not old enough to eat anything else. If you breastfeed it could be something you are eating. My daughter would weeze with anything dairy and I am still breastfeeding. Luckily she is growing out of it. If you are using a milk formula, try a hypoallergenic one. Be careful with soy formula cuz lots of people with dairy allergies have trouble with the protein in soy also. Hope this helps. And if the weezing is bad then I would definitely go see your pediatrician. Even if it is an allergy and not asthma.
Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2010
I have asthma and four kids....three of my four kids have to use a nebulizer (breathing treatment) nearly everyday. They haven't diagnosed them officially with asthma because as Samantha said, they don't like to do it in very young children. A lot of kids grow out of it.
Rebecca - posted on 02/25/2010
If asthma is a real concern for you, keep on your Dr and try to get something done, when I was a baby I was very ill and at one point nearly died from asthma, and still they did not give my mother a positive diagnosis until I was 2, I am now 32 and still suffer from it, thankfully my son does not have it but past generations of my family have. Another reason to keep on top of it is that Asthma can make young children more likely to contract other respiratory diseases and often worse than a non - asthmatic child.
Samantha - posted on 02/24/2010
Yes it could. My son is 14 months old and was diagnosed at 6 months with asthma. They don't like to do it, but some cases they do. Asthma is genetic. Myself, my husband, and more people in our family have asthma. If you or anyone else in the family have it, theres a chance your baby can as well
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