My 3.5 year old son has been going to a preschool since he was a little over 2. After the first few months of quiet, he started getting cough and cold almost every month, and then every 2-3 weeks. It is sometimes accompanied by fever but not always. He is allergic to antibiotics so we are seeing a homeopathic doctor. The doctor suggests it is just preschool germs and that he will grow out of it. Sometimes he suggest giving him the Pulsatilla remedy.
However my concern is that this has been going on for nearly a year now without any signs of relief. He pants/breathes heavily after running for just 2-3 minutes. He snores and has trouble breathing due to stuffed nose at night. He also always complains of feet ache (near ankles) and sometimes hands and head ache as well. The doctor ruled this out as growing pains but can they last for more than 7-8 months? He hasn't grown all that well either. He doesn't eat unless forced to and seems to be losing his interest in food.
Could this be a sign of pollen or food allergy? I don't see any rash or severe symptoms for any food. Is it wise to continue advice of the homeopathic doctor? Is this just a phase or am i overly concerned about his shortness of breath? He has also always been on the tiny end of the spectrum, weighing less than 5 percentile. Currently he is just 28 pounds and I need to do something about it fast. Height is around 50 - 60 percentile and other development is great. He is just a very smart tiny kid. I feel extremely sorry for him when he says with a sad face "mommy I always have this cough and cold, what to do?" :(
Would appreciate any helpful and kind suggestions.
Thanks much in advance,