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My 18month old keeps getting a runny nose and few days later he gets a heavy chest which sounds like he's whezzing with a cough. i took him to different doctors and everyone gyive different opinions. like asthma, sinus bronculicus etc.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sounds typical: Parents should contact the doctor if their child is wheezing. Wheezing is a noise a person makes when exhaling (breathing out). The noise is due to obstruction to the air flowing out of the lungs. Wheezing can be a serious problem. If a baby or toddler get bronchiolitis from RSV or other viruses, or gets wheezing for some other reason... watch for recurrent wheezing, which would be called asthma.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Evaluation: A virtual consultation from Healthtap may provide additional information for your and your physician. Recurrent wheezing with colds is one form of asthma and a management plan may include starting Albuterol. A flu vaccination is recommended unless otherwise contraindicated.

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