Posted by: LOUISE | 2004/10/13



My baby is 5 and half months old. Since birth she had a problem with her chest. About a month ago she has a little cough took her to the doctor, gave me antibiotics she was fine for 2 weeks. Chest started up again, now she had bronchitis, send her for physio. then today again took her to the doctor, she has pneumonia. He send her now for another set of physio. What can be wrong. She had a chest problem from birth ?

Expert's Reply



The most likely cause for these recurrent chest problems would be recurrent viral infections. However, your doctor would be the one who is best positioned to explain his thoughts. Pneumonia is an often misused term when bronchiolits (severe viral infection of the small airways) may be more appropriate. High fever and shortness of breath are usually the signs of pneumonia and not only coughing or wheezing.

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