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#1 of 2 Old 05-24-2006, 08:33 AM - Thread Starter
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I took my son to the doctor's last night to confirm that he had an ear infection. The doctor is not our regular doctor but is in the same practice. He was coughing and she says that he probably has asthma. She listened to his chest and said he was wheezing on the exhale like asthma sufferers do. His father and cousin have asthma so we have a family connection. Also he has had croup five times in the last two years. She says that only asthmatic kids get deep chest colds like that- not necessarily true since I get deep chest coughs when I get a cold and I do not have asthma. I have been cutting out dairy as much as possible since he seems to have coughs that linger frequently although that is getting better. For those of you with toddlers with asthma how did you know? What do you do for it? My nephew has asthma bad and had his first serious attack at 6 weeks and my son is nothing like him. None of the other doctors we have seen including our own is concerned about asthma. Thanks. Sorry for the rambling.

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My son had croup alot. He had pneumonia 2x within 6 mos. He was always coughing and wheezing. He had a lot of ear infections. He has never had an asthma attack but problems with regular breathing. We suspected he had asthma when he was about 6 mos old. They usually don't test for asthma until about age 2. You should go see a doctor that specializes in asthma and allergies. they will be able to tell if your son has asthma.

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