Infant with diagnosis of Asthma (no family history of it)

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello, my now 8 mo old baby was diagnosed with Asthma at 3 months old. I'm having a bit of trouble with this diagnoses as there's no family history of asthma and she only coughs at night time. Her room is clean, it has hard wood floors, no toys of any kind in the crib, clean sheets every week if not more often, etc. I just don't understand 1. How she was diagnosed with asthma at such a young age 2. Other doctors don't understand it either and often ask if I'm absolutely sure she was diagnosed with it. 3. We've been to an allergist... They did a skin scratch test on "environmental" things found in the house and nothing came back positive on that test (granted there are several skin scratch test and something not yet test could be a trigger). She also attends day care four days per week and doesn't cough while there, at least that what her teachers say. So, I guess I'm wondering if any other mothers have had a child diagnosed with asthma at a young age like this or does anyone else have an idea of something else that could be causing this? (She was full term, I didn't smoke while prego and no one in the house smokes either) Any help or positive advice would be great!

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Ashley - posted on 01/06/2014

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Her pediatrician diagnosed her with it. We also went to see an allergist at Children's Hospital. I'm in the processes of getting another dr opinion too.

Ev - posted on 01/06/2014

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Have you had a second opinion besides going to the allergy doctor? And what kind of doctor did she see? Was this her regular doctor or a doctor at the clinic that she had to go see for something because you could not get her to her own doctor?

As for the possibility of having asthma, it is very possible to have it and there be no genetic background for it nor does a child need to be around an environment where smoking has happened or if the parents smoked; especially the mother during pregnancy. Now, my daughter has asthma. Neither her dad or I smoke, but he has asthma. So for her it might be a genetic marker that she has it. But if not, some people have it for none of those reasons at all. I am not sure about the age of your baby having it. Not heard of this in infants but it is possible.

I am no doctor so my only advice would be to get second opinions of other doctors. ,

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