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A friend of mines 2 year old son has been put on breathing treatments for reactive airway restriction. We are looking into what could be causing this- and what steps she can take to help him. He coughs( almost like a smokers cough- he is not around smoke at all) This occurs the most at eveningor night. Last night he slept in his sisters room and his coughing was less.<br>
Any ideas? She has steam cleaned his bedroom and changed his sheets. This has been occuring for about 3-4 months.<br>
Thank you in advoance for any ideas.
 

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I'm sorry he's going through that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My ds and dd have asthma, and it's a hard road for the little guys. We did buy a nebulizer, which is more effective than an inhaler. We've avoided several ER trips because we can treat the kids pretty effectively at home.<br><br>
One of our pedes told us that in very young children they won't diagnose asthma until 3 episodes of problems breathing, so it's possible that "reactive airway" may recur and eventually get labeled "asthma."<br><br>
Can she have him tested for allergies? My dad (source of the asthma genes) has terrible allergies to dust and mold, and so my parents have changed their furnishings accordingly.<br><br>
HTH.
 
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