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Why would a doctor say that they have to wait until the child gets to the age of two to see if they have asthma?

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In brief: There are ...

...Diseases of infants that look a lot like asthma attacks.
Waiting till 2 avoids the confusion.

In brief: There are ...

...Diseases of infants that look a lot like asthma attacks.
Waiting till 2 avoids the confusion.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

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Wheezing is common problem in infants & toddlers.
Lower respiratory viruses often trigger repeated illness in the young, 80% of which will likely grow out of the tendency before school age. Asthma may overlap in thease kids, but most want to hold of on the lable due to its hot button effect and apply it to those who wheeze without infection. The worst forms of asthma are evident by a year in most.

In brief: Takes time to define

Wheezing is common problem in infants & toddlers.
Lower respiratory viruses often trigger repeated illness in the young, 80% of which will likely grow out of the tendency before school age. Asthma may overlap in thease kids, but most want to hold of on the lable due to its hot button effect and apply it to those who wheeze without infection. The worst forms of asthma are evident by a year in most.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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