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A 36-year-old female asked:

8mnth baby if recurrent wheezing without too mch cough doc identifies it as asthma.giving nebs with pulmicort and salbutamol since 10 days.next step?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Wheezing 8 months: Likely a viral infection called bronchiolitis. This usually doesn't respond to medications and the care is symptomatic. Nasal suction, elevation, and avoid dry and hot environments. If your baby is working hard to breath or is feeding poorly, have her/him seen. There are other causes of wheezing such as reflux or structural problems which should be ruled out. All the best.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Evaluation: Consider a Healthtap inbox consultation for an evaluation, after seeing your pediatrician. Recurrent wheezing is usually related to asthma, but airway lesions, impingement on the airway and a foreign body should be considered. Aspiration may occur and increases if there is a swallowing problem or choking episode. The use of steroids and review of your child's treatment w HT or PCP is suggested.
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Last updated Apr 23, 2020

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