Posted by: Phumla Mali | 2019/10/03


worried about 13 year old

GP ran ECG and saw the pacing heartbeat, referred him to a Cardiologist who tested him after the episode however the Cardiologist stated that there were no irregularities in his and ran a sona test. These attacks continue to happen when he has fever, my 13yr old was diagnose with Asthma when he was still a toddled and used Asthavan as well as nabelizer from time to time; he also suffers from sinus (allergic to pollen). the recent episode seem to have been triggered by cigarette smoke

Expert's Reply


Asthma Expert
- 2019/10/08

This sounds like he may have a heart rhythm problem.  This can sometimes be triggered off by asthma nebulisation and medication.  You can talk to your cardiologist again and they can hook on a monitor to run even when he's at home so that they can pick up an abnormal heartbeat.  Minimising the nebuliser use might be useful and you can discuss this with your asthma specialist.  Often nebulisers are unhelpful and are not required if proper asthma medication, i.e. inhalers and other medication is given.

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