Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: HMOM | 2012-05-09

Q.

Allergies and athma etc

Hi Dr,
1. does a child have to have allergies to have asthma?
2. If a child was tested at 15 months and showed no allergies, can they suffer from asthma at 3 years?
3 My child gets nasal and chesty every Aug/ Sept and around March/ May but apparently no allergies - could this be due to change in temperature then?

Can i use Venteze syrup if she starts getting phlem on her chest from the post nasal drip?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Most young children with asthma are allergic. If the allergy tests are negative it is rare for children of this age to have asthma. More likley is a condition called recurrent viral wheezing which mimics asthma very closely.
I don't like Venteze syrup as a treatment for wheezing in children as it makes them very hyperactive and interferes with their sleep.

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