Cough Variant Asthma

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  1. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    Anybody's baby got this?
    I think my younger son may have it. He has coughing spells at night time, but he never wheezes, like my other son with regular asthma.
    He is food allergic and has atopic dermatitis so it goes.
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  2. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    I have never heard of it, but my six year old has asthma. She has had a steady slew of lung infections from 3 weeks old (RSV) to just this past March (pneumonia). She has had pneumonia at least 6 or so times and RSV many times. She has been hospitalized over night for at least one night, up to 8 nights was her max...probably at least 10 times now. She takes ventolin and flovent. We have to raise her bed at the head when she gets sick to help her breathe. Its horrid. I get SO angry when people expose her to illnesses without informing me, because she just can't handle it. Last year she missed 21 days of school...and it would have been more, except there was a two week spring break which she was sick for with pneumonia. She does cough alot at night though...we chalk it up to asthma, but it def affects her more significantly in other areas.
     
  3. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    I wonder about this with Abigail. If she has a cold, she gets a cough at night only that can go on and on for months. She also has eczema. :(
     
  4. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    my older has asthma, he takes flixotide, ventolin and used to take singulair, he sometimes takes aerius. he has been on steroids numerous times, he seems to me doing a bit better lately
     
  5. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    there is a test for it, when I speak with the older one's pulmonologist i can tell you more
     
  6. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    When did they 'diagnos' him? Just wondering because even though they prescribe everything to Makena and she has had som many issues they hmmm and haaaa over actually saying 'asthma', and won't test her for it.
     
  7. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    JASMAK I am shocked! Your child is 6 ? and they won't diagnose.
    DS1 was diagnosed at 2 with asthma, he was for sure asthmatic from about 6 months but it took that long to really get a diagnosis. I had to push to get the GP to send me to the Pulmonologist but as soon as I got there with all the notes in hand of the numerous chest infections, inhalation treatments, pneumonia, etc, the doctor immediately did some tests and we started preventative meds.

    It has been amazing to be under the pediatric Pulmonologist's care, I don't even take DS1 to the GP anymore, if its anything chest related/ cold its straight to the specialist.
     
  8. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    No, they say they want to wait until she is older. We have the meds, and the pediatricians will say it when she is in the hospital, but our GP avoids the word like the plague!!
     

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