Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jenna | 2008/11/19



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.


Expert's Reply



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.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.