Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Andiswa | 2009-12-11



my baby weighed 3.58kg at birth.his chest was very wet.I changed his formula from Infarcare to Nan but there was no change.I took him to a doctor who suggested I change his formula again to HYPOFALLERGENIC Nan.He was fine but at times he gets that wet chest and I am worried if he will have asthma or not.The doctor I took him to put him in a Nebuliser.Should I be worried or is this part of growing up,he is 15 months old now.

Expert's Reply



Babies with asthma do not have a wet chest.They usually have a dry persistent cough with wheezing [whistling sound] when they breathe. The most likelty cause of your baby's chest complaint is repeated viral infections. This problem usually stops once a child is about 2 years old, but sometimes may continue until the child is 3 years old.Using the nebuliser when your baby coughs or has this wet chest should be of help. If the problem gets worse please take him to see a paediatrician.

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