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Posted by: Worried Mum | 2010-09-05

Asthma?

Hi I have a 10 year old who frequently complains that she can''t breathe. The Dr. tested her, said she had sensitive skin, allergies and was surprised about her blowing abiloity (I made her swim from a young age to ensure that she was more than watersafe) What kind of Dr. do we go and see and is there an alternative to cortisone should it be asthma?

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Dear Worried Mum
She will probably still need to see a pediatrician being younger than 12. If her lungfunction test was normal it is unlikely that she will need cortisone. She is however old enough to use inhaled cortisone which only works locally in the lungs and has very little effect on the rest of the body. She probably needs a good antihistamine too. If they find that she does not have asthma, lung function and lung x/ray both normal, just consider underlying anxiety as an alternative cause.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-09-06

Dear Worried Mum
She will probably still need to see a pediatrician being younger than 12. If her lungfunction test was normal it is unlikely that she will need cortisone. She is however old enough to use inhaled cortisone which only works locally in the lungs and has very little effect on the rest of the body. She probably needs a good antihistamine too. If they find that she does not have asthma, lung function and lung x/ray both normal, just consider underlying anxiety as an alternative cause.
Dr Bets

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