Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jenna | 2008/11/24




I took my son for his 6 month check up on Friday - he has been wheezing for the past 2 weeks and had a little cold. Our paed told me that he has Bronchiolitis.

My husband suffers from ' adult asthma' . The paed has put my son on 2 pumps, the first is a maintenance pump - inflammide and the second is for the current wheezing - Com somthing (sorry i forgot the name) - he needs this pump 1 -2 sprays every 4 hours when needed. I have noticed an inprovement since starting these pumps on Friday evening but he is still wheezing in the morning and late afternoon - how long should i wait before going back to the paed? How long should i carry on using the muscle relaxing pump?

The paed has asked me to come back in Jan for a follow up appointment with the Inflammide.

As a first time mom, these things are so scary! I appreciate your advice.

Expert's Reply



Your baby may be showing the first signs of asthma. Wheezing in this age group is often very persistent. Please use the Inflammide, but you can stop the Combivent pump. Only use the Combivent pump if your baby is distressed and appears short of breath.Be patient and the wheezing will gradually ease off, it can take as long as 14 days to stop.

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