Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liz | 2010-08-12


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Thank you so much for the reply, my concern is that he has had this sicne he was 3 weeks old, has been antibiotic for bronchitis 3 times, and has been on prelone 3 times as well.

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This cannot be 'bronchitis' in such a young baby as babies do not get bronchitis but can get bronchiolitis. Even if it is bronchiolitis then this is always due to a virus infection and antibiotics should not be given.Your baby may have a reflux problem which is the most likely reason for his repeated wheezing episodes.This is not due to asthma at his age.You need a clear diagnosis of your baby's problem.It is essential to see a paediatric pulmonologist so that a proper diagnosis can be made.This should be done ASAP.

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Posted by: Liz | 2010-08-12

Forgot to add that he is very wheezy as well

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