Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jenna | 2008-11-19

Q.

Wheezing

My little boy is 6 months. I stopped with breastmilk about 2 weeks ago and started him on solids.

For just under 2 weeks he has a strange wheezing sound when he breathes. He does not seem to be struggling to breathe - not blue around his lips etc. On Saturday he started with a cough (no fever).

I went to the baby centre to have him weighed on Monday and asked the nurse what she thought - she said that his chest was not tight and that it is possibly allergies to pollen etc.

Should i be more concerned? My husband has got adult Asthma.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes you do need to be concerned as babies should not wheeze. Your baby son may well have asthma, especially as his father is asthmatic. One thing for sure is that this wheezing is not caused by pollen allergy as he is too young to have been sensitised to pollen.Please take him to see your paediatrician.

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