Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Pieter | 2010/07/01


Asthmatic Bronchitis

My son in 5 years old and he was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis. My doctor said that we have to change his bed cause it could also be the cause of the problem.
My wife and i both work shifts and when we work he stays with my parents that both smoke.
Could the smoke also cause the problem to become worse

Expert's Reply



There is no such diagnosis in children as 'asthmatic bronchitis'. It is most likely that your son just has asthma.He should be put on the correct treatment for asthma to prevent him getting asthma attacks in future and to enable him to grow out of his asthma. His grandparent's smoking will definitely make his asthma worse.He should not be exposed to any cigarette smoke. Please let me know what treatment your son has been given.Also whether he has been tested for allergies to find out what is causing his asthma.

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