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How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

Eliminate the cause: Dr. Ferdows's answer is correct. But another road is to determine what triggers the attack, such as infections, allergies, excercise, cold air, irritants such as cigarrette smoke, and eliminate exposure to them. ...Read more

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How to cure wheezing problems in a 10 yr old child, who seems to need ventolin every winter?

How to cure wheezing problems in a 10 yr old child, who seems to need ventolin every winter?

Stepwise treatment: An evaluation for mild asthma would be helpful with addition of a low dose inhaled corticosteroid medication. Generally these types of conditions can be easily controlled but not necessarily cured but with some monitoring of the condition usually excellent results can be achieved. Some will improve with age. A dust free environment especially where the child sleeps can help. ...Read more

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Hi, my 9 year old daughter is wheezing, coughing, constant chest pain, and has trouble breathing. She was negative for cf, and taking a asthma test.

Hi, my 9 year old daughter is wheezing, coughing, constant chest pain, and has trouble breathing. She was negative for cf, and taking a asthma test.

Has asthma: Your child has asthma. A asthma test is a good idea to see what her baseline lung function is, but it is not needed to make the diagnosis here. She has wheezing, cough, dyspnea (trouble breathing) - she has asthma. She needs to be hit hard with meds immediately to get symptoms under control - she may even be bad enough for inpatient admission. Then the doc visits to asthma and/or allergy specialist ...Read more

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My 8 yr old had jaundice as a baby. His eyes are yellow and he wheezes. Should I be concerned about his eyes?

My 8 yr old had jaundice as a baby. His eyes are yellow and he wheezes. Should I be concerned about his eyes?

Yes: Jaundice as a baby is unlikely to have anything to do with his "yellow eyes" today. He needs to be seen by his physician & evaluated for several illnesses that can produce this finding. It could be as minimal as a hereditary defect in transfer of bilirubin metabolites through the liver or a sign of liver disease. I can't put the wheezing together with the jaundice but both should be assessed. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old is due to have tooth extractions. She has wheezing problems will they be able to keep her breathing if she stopped breathing during surgery?

My 4 yr old is due to have tooth extractions. She has wheezing problems will they be able to keep her breathing if she stopped breathing during surgery?

Hospital: The safest place ids to have done at the hospital under general anesthesia, and under the supervision of an experienced anesthesiologist.
it can be done safely in the doctor office, but in case she stop breathing, it will be difficult to intubate her, unless your dentist office is equiped for such an emergency. ...Read more

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Ihave a 9 year old and he has asthma. He is weezing a bit but no cough should be worried?

Ihave a 9 year old and he has asthma. He is weezing a bit but no cough should be worried?

Wheezing: Wheezing in a known asthmatic should be promptly treated with the rescue inhaler albuterol, regardless of whether cough is present or not. Early treatment helps prevent a cycle of resistant wheezing and excess mucous production, necessitating more medications such as oral steroids or alternate inhalers. ...Read more

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A case of child 5 years old with history of eating green bean with sudden cough& audible wheezes after that.

A case of child 5 years old with history of eating green bean with sudden cough& audible wheezes after that.

? Choking vs allergy: This sounds like the child might have choked the food and food went to wrong passage i.e. Respiratory (lungs), known as aspiration. Sometime, food cause allergy and develop similar symptoms. If persist, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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2 yr old has a cold accompanied by cough and wheezing. Eating and playing normally. Is the wheezing normal?

Common issue: Many lower respiratory tract infections will trigger wheezing in infants and toddlers. This can vary from minor to so prominent the kid has air hunger and refuses to eat or drink. The tendency tends to decline as the kid grows and diminishes considerably after the age of 5. The older/larger the kid is the more resistant the airways are to this process. ...Read more

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Other then asthma what would cause you to wheeze? 33 yr old girl with allergic asthma.

Other then asthma what would cause you to wheeze? 33 yr old girl with allergic asthma.

Many possibilities..: Bronchospasm, which causes wheezing, has many possible causes including acute bronchitis, copd, sinus disorders, gerd, foreign body in the airway and many others. A diagnostic evaluation by a doctor is the only way to determine if there is something else besides asthma contributing to your symptoms. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation which can also result in wheezing. ...Read more

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My child has been sick for over a month. He's 5 months old, and has been in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and breathing treat ya for wheezing. Can I do something else?

My child has been sick for over a month. He's 5 months old, and has been in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and breathing treat ya for wheezing. Can I do something else?

Infant Asthma: If he is still having wheezing for over a month, he should be evaluated by a pediatric pulmonologist. I don't personally like to use benadryl (diphenhydramine) in anyone with wheezing. I would switch to loratidine. Good Luck ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has sesame and nuts allergy. Are they for life? He used to cough a lot when he was a child but no wheezing

My 3 year old son has sesame and nuts allergy. Are they for life? He used to cough a lot when he was a child but no wheezing

Plan On It: They could be. Even though he has not had wheezing, it could develop as he gets older. Stay away from the nuts and talk to your doctor about giving him an epi-pen in case of a breathing related emergency related to the allergy. ...Read more

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My 2.5 yr old son is wheezing. Dr has prescribed Ventolin HFA 108. (90base). Is that too aggressive. Will it increase his chances of getting asthma?

My 2.5 yr old son is wheezing. Dr has prescribed Ventolin HFA 108. (90base). Is that too aggressive. Will it increase his chances of getting asthma?

No/no: This is a standard treatment for symptomatic wheezing.I hope you were instructed in use of a spacer as it is hard for a 2.5 yo to get the benefit of an inhaler without one. Just squirting it in would be a waste. If you are born with asthma genes you will eventually get it. You don't get it from treating wheezing. Most wheezing in kids (70%) is infection related and quits recurring by school age. ...Read more

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2 yr old daughter has respiratory rate of 60 accompanied by a cough and slight wheezing. Should I take her to the ER?

2 yr old daughter has respiratory rate of 60 accompanied by a cough and slight wheezing. Should I take her to the ER?

Yes: A respiratory rate that fast indicates respiratory distress & makes oral feeding dangerous. It is generally a sign of poor oxygen transfer into the blood & an indication oxygen may be needed. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son began coughing 2 days ago. Sounds congested. Waking in his sleep now with wheezing. Had OTC cold/cough+antihistamine. Not helping!

No OTC: I'm not surprised the over-the-counter meds didn't help. Studies have clearly shown they are pretty much a waste of money in kids, and probably just delay appropriate treatment if needed. Many of these things are caused by viruses, but if you are hearing audible wheezing, then your child needs further evaluation to see if prescription medications would be helpful. Don't wait until monday. ...Read more

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Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. Treatment. O2 was 94@11:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever?

Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. Treatment. O2 was 94@11:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever?

Mgt: I would recommend giving him another breathing treatment as prescribed. In addition, washing his eyes, nasal passages and hair, will help to reduce his exposure from outdoor allergens such as pollen. If his O2 saturation does not stay above 92 and if he does not seem comfortable, please take him to the local ED. ...Read more

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Wheezing, cough, short breath, COPD symptoms... 21 yr old male, nonsmoker. Has been diagnosed as severe bronchitis/pneumonia before. Symptoms back now?

Wheezing, cough, short breath, COPD symptoms... 21 yr old male, nonsmoker. Has been diagnosed as severe bronchitis/pneumonia before. Symptoms back now?

Asthma: At 21 it would seem to me that COPD is not an option rather acute flare up of asthma. And from what you say not well controlled. I suggest a visit to your primary care physician or allergist/pulmonologist to help control the symptoms ...Read more

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How to relieve my two yr old sons cough and stuffy nose? Had to rephrase my last question! No fever or wheezing had symptoms almost 3 weeks now.

How to relieve my two yr old sons cough and stuffy nose? Had to rephrase my last question! No fever or wheezing had symptoms almost 3 weeks now.

Get evaluated: Prolonged cough in children can be caused by a variety of conditions, so physical exam will like be required to determine the cause and treatment. If he is asthmatic, albuterol should be used according to your asthma plan. ...Read more

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My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

Probably: Asthma, allergies and eczema run in the same families. Not all members of family have all symptoms. Some might have eczema and allergies and others might have other symptoms. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.

My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.

Asthma control: Use nebulizer with Albuterol as directed by his doctor, ~ 3-4 x/day. Use only one oral bronchodilator, Albuterol, as directed, ~ 3 x/day. Don't give a cough suppressant See doctor now & in follow-up for maintenance medications. Seek evaluations for gastroesophageal reflux & allergies. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/in-depth/asthma-in-children/art-20044376 ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing. .. How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma?

My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing. .. How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma?

If she is wheezing..: ...You need to see your doctor. It could get worse and she could have trouble breathing later. Whether it's allergies or a cold causing it, your doctor can determine. The important thing is to take care of the problem when breathing is involved. ...Read more

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Is flu shots safe tomorrow? 11 yr old had the sore throat & coughing clear-greenish for 5 days now. 10yr old asthmatic just started but no wheezing.

Is flu shots safe tomorrow? 11 yr old had the sore throat & coughing clear-greenish for 5 days now. 10yr old asthmatic just started but no wheezing.

Wait after recovery: I prefer to wait for either a viral infection to have completely gone or asthma gets under reasonable control before giving flu shots. However this is just my opinion.
Theoretically there may be a reduced immune response to flu vaccine during a viral infection but in practice this may not be that important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start steroids in 1 year old baby who has indications of mild wheeze and had pneumonia recently?

Is it safe to start steroids in 1 year old baby who has indications of mild wheeze and had pneumonia recently?

Steroids in infants: Steroids like Prednisolone are potent medications that can have significant side effects. Nevertheless, in patients with asthma there is really nothing else that can reverse the airway inflammation quickly. According to studies children actually handle steroids much better than adults do. Steroids are routinely indicated for toddlers with asthma. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more