My friend was just telling me yesterday that she thinks her son has asthma as he has had a cough at night for months which is OK in the day. Her sister who is a nurse told her this is the main way asthma is diagnosed in young children. Abigail has had a cough at night for ages which started with a cold but has not gone away. It had been a couple of months easily. We took her to the Dr but he said her chest was clear. Has anyone experienced similar? She has eczema so is allergy prone. It worries me to think of her having to take an inhaler.
Hi, sorry to hear about Abigail but I can totally sympathise with you. Belle has been like this for months, coughing at night. We have been to the doctors a couple of times and all I get is 'her chest is clear', 'is she teething at the moment?' 'It's just the mucus in her throat.' I just can't see that she's been CONSTANTLY teething for this many months. She has had a runny nose all this time though. Now asthma is something which has crossed my mind actually, however neither me or OH suffer from it, or have ezcema or any other allergies, so wonder if Belle could just start with an allergy or asthma without the family history.
Sorry I haven't really been able to answer your queries, but just wanted to let you know you are not alone in this worry, I will be watching this thread to see what other people say.
They *generally* won't diagnose asthma in children under the age of 2. I don't know how old either your or your friends kiddies are.
Go to the GP and express your concerns and tell him/her all the symptoms.
We have similar with James and to start with they didn't take me seriously but then I went back to the doctors and got a really nice doctor who noticed he's breathing through his mouth not his nose and asked if he does that all the time which he does! She's given us antihistamine and it's made the world of difference! She said she thought it could be asthma but it's to early to tell but honestly I can't believe the difference in him! Might be worth a try? We just need to work out what he is allergic to now
you could try a humidifyer (sp?). my cousion had one for years and helped him loads.
My mum thinks my son had asthma too, i havent taken him to the doctors because at the moment im not worried, he does sometimes seem wheezy but seems to be when he has a cold. i havent noticed anything a night with my son.
Anyway, try a humidifyer and see if that helps, if not then keep going back.
My LO coughs at night some times too, not all the time though. He has eczema too and has prescribed antihistamines for when it's bad to help with sleep and the itching. If he's coughing I might try giving him some antihistamines then - thanks!
My OH has asthma and so do many people in his family as well as my brother so unfortunately I do expect there will be a chance he will have asthma too.
Ruby was like this on and off all winter, and the Dr was basically like 'yeah she's probably got asthma' but they can't diagnose it until much older. We've had no coughs since the weather warmed up though, so I'm not sure.
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