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How do u know if a 3 month old baby has asthma?

How do u know if a 3 month old baby has asthma?

Not always possible.: At only 3 months old, if your baby is wheezing, it could be viral bronchiolitis or asthma or both. Either way, he/she needs to see the doctor, as both need evaluation and treatment. To make a diagnosis of asthma, it usually requires having recurring wheezing over a long period of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Can an infant have asthma? Why and how? Is it preventable?

Can an infant have asthma? Why and how? Is it preventable?

See below: Infants can have symptoms similar to asthma such as persistent cough, wheezing and increased work of breathing. The baby should be evaluated by the pediatrician as many causes can create these symptoms beside asthma - infection, bronchomalacia, bronchiolitis and heart disease. ...Read more

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I have had asthma since i was an infant, and i seem to get sick often and for a long duration. Does asthma increase the likeliness of getting sick?

I have had asthma since i was an infant, and i seem to get sick often and for a long duration. Does asthma increase the likeliness of getting sick?

Maybe: If you have asthma since infancy and it was and is now poorly controlled, your lung function can diminish and cause respiratory infections ( i assume this is the sickness you are talking about). If you are taking oral cortisone for long periods, it can affect you immune system as well. Look into this with your physician. ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday?

Should i be concerned if my 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday?

Asthma types: Many infants may have transient wheezing a form of asthma that typically will resolve by the time that the are school age. This particular form of asthma is triggered by viral illness. Other forms include those triggered by allergies, and there can be a family history of asthma. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday. Isn't that too young to get it?

My 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday.  Isn't that too young to get it?

Bronchiolitis: At 4 months old wheezing is usually caused by certain viral illnesses and they sound like asthma, but officially you can't really lable them as asthmatic. Having said that many (40-60+%) have wheezing later in infancy and childhood and truly bcome asthmatic. At 4 months the terminololgy is bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 10 month old baby to have asthma? Symptoms?

Is it possible for a 10 month old baby to have asthma? Symptoms?

Yes. Some risk : factors in full-term babies are bronchiolitis in infancy, family history of asthma & allergies, early introduction of allergenic foods, sometimes from repeated exposure through breast milk & environmental smoke. Asthma is characterized by recurrent wheezing caused by bronchial spasm in response to viral upper respiratory infections, allergies &/or irritants that responds to bronchodilators. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of asthma in a 7 month old baby and how can I prevent it from coming in the future concerned as my baby always has plegm?

What are symptoms of asthma in a 7 month old baby and how can I prevent it from coming in the future concerned as my baby always has plegm?

Cough, wheeze: Coughing , wheezing, shortness of breath are the major symptoms. Since you apparently have asthma as well, the risk for him to develop asthma is likely doubled especially if he has eczema. If your pediatrician would not intervene, you should bring him to an allergist. ...Read more

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What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

Depends: Full term females at 3 months typically weigh 4.5 to 6.5 kg. Full term males at 3 months of age typically weigh 5.5 to 7.5 kg. ...Read more

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Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Botulism: Botulism poisoning in infants has been caused by contaminated honey, molasses, and Caro syrup. Best to avoid these in your infant's diet. ...Read more