WHEEZING

User - posted on 01/31/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I HAVE A 16 MONTH OLD SON AND HE KEEPS GETTING COLDS AND EVERYTIME HE WHEEZES, I HAVE A BREATHING MACHINE FOR HIM BUT HE YELLS AND WONT LEAVE IT ON. IS THERE A BETTER WAY TO HELP HIM?

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Mandy - posted on 02/01/2012

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Have you ever considered testing your child for allegergies - it might not necessarily be a cold but an allergy turning into an infection. My daughter is allergic to rooibos tea and she got a croup cough each time she drank it and it took me going through neubulizers, asthma pumps, anti-allergy tablets - a wide spectrum and nothing worked. Eventually a homeopath told me it's rooibos tea, and when she stopped drinking it, all cleared up.

Laura - posted on 02/01/2012

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My son had the same thing and I was told that he would most likely grow out of it. He turned 8 this September, and he has been so healty this year, I can't even believe that he is the same child.



Unfortunately, up until now, we had really rough winters. Any time he caught any cold, it would turn into bronchitis or worse. He has had a nebulizer since he was about your son's age. We used to have a stroller with a rain cover that I would put in front of Sesame Street and have the medicine steam go into it. I would also position it right above him when he was sleeping. A little tent can be fun to steam up as well. It takes a while before they will take the mask.



I used to think that I would just do the minimum with the medicine, but have learned that it is better to attack the symptoms right away before they get too far.



Good luck!

Tina - posted on 02/01/2012

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try to distract him when he uses it whether it be playing with puppets making faces what ever to take his mind off of it. It can be very uncomfortable and scary. Just be persistant. Try some baby chest rub to help.

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Julie - posted on 02/02/2012

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My son also suffers with wheezing & doesn't like his pump. Many suggestions I have been given, turn the heating off in their bedroom as this drys the air out, let them play in the bathroom whilst you run a shower the moist will help with their breathing & the other one is at night put any washing your drying in their room as it puts moist back in the ai. Hope these help you!

Lisa - posted on 02/01/2012

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I would suggest taking him to a homeopathy doctor. My homeopathy doctor told me i was allergic milk. I cut it out of my diet, and my life changed drastically. They will give you a better diagnosis than regular doctors. My regular doctor's allergy test showed nothing. Good luck to you and your son. :)

Danielle - posted on 02/01/2012

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My daughter goes through the same thing. Gets a cold fairly easily which turns into coughing and wheezing. It started around 7 months if age and she hated the nebulizer but I sat her on my lap and turned on cartoons and she tried to keep it calm. It took awhile before she didn't fight so much with it but now she does it by herself. She does have asthma and even though she eats extremely healthy and takes plenty vitamins and washes her hands all the time she still catches a cold fairly easily. I will say this, we do not like giving her medication unless it is absolutely necessary and the nebulizer I consider to be absolutely necessary the minute I hear any sign of a cough. You don't want the cough to get bad and cause her to wheeze! Good luck.

Farnaaz - posted on 02/01/2012

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Ooooh I haf this with my son.The asthma pump is better,still scary but no sounds n short lived. Also... Scotts Emulsion is a multivit that has codliver oil. I hardly ever use cough mixture when he coughs or

weezez anymore

Jocelyn - posted on 02/01/2012

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I had a few that had this issue for the first few years. Mine started with one at about a 1 month 1/2 old. I got a mask and they were wearing it quite young, before a year...they got used to it. The first few times I got it out again they wouldn't care for it but it wasn't an option they had to and they knew it...The only thing I can think to do is make it a "fun" time somehow. Get a book or put on a movie. Ours was a dragon so they knew what that meant and eventually would put it on and turn on the nebulizer themselves.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 02/01/2012

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I have to do this with my son (15.5 months old) and his inhaler, it has a chamber attached. He hates it, I hold him down between my legs and force it on him, he cries bloody murder but he gets lots of big breaths in... ;)

Iridescent - posted on 01/31/2012

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No, there isn't. Keep going to the doctor when he's ill and keep using the nebulizer as ordered.

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