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A 39-year-old member asked:

My 1 year old son has a cough/running nose for 3-4 weeks, but no fever or other issues. today he was wheezing when he was walking. what should we do?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Asthma or allergy: This could be an allergic problem now going into asthma. Allergies at this age are more often food allergies and the commonest food allergy is cow's milk. Did you breastfeed and now have switched to cow's milk. Is there allergy in the family history. You need to see your doctor to sort this out as other possibilities exist. If it is allergy then an allergist is your specialist of choice.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Provided original answer
That is a classical story for cow's milk allergy as it takes a while for the cows milk to develop symptoms. I strongly recommend you immediately STOP ALL COW'S MILK PRODUCTS. You can give enriched rice milk until you see a doctor about this.
Dec 11, 2011
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wheezing: You need to take your child to your doctor to get him checked. He can have a cold that went down to his lungs or he could have RSV bronchiolitis.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015

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