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My 8 yr old child has been ill since 10/2010. diangosis mono, strep, flu, sinus, croup, pneumonia. Need a specialist, don't know what kind. Help! ?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on pattern
If your child has been healthy up till oct.
2010, but you've had trouble since, it seems like a new onset health problem. Were these DX from a continuing source of health care or multiple urgent care centers.(lables are cheep/ ot always accurate) i would wonder about mild asthma as a unifying DX for the majority of those listed. Start with ur dr and go from there. He/she will know whats available.

In brief: Depends on pattern
If your child has been healthy up till oct.
2010, but you've had trouble since, it seems like a new onset health problem. Were these DX from a continuing source of health care or multiple urgent care centers.(lables are cheep/ ot always accurate) i would wonder about mild asthma as a unifying DX for the majority of those listed. Start with ur dr and go from there. He/she will know whats available.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Asthma?
I agree with dr. Villaplana.
While mono, strep and flu are very common one would expect prompt recovery. If a child is continuously ill then something else is going on such as allergies and asthma. Another possibility would be an immunodeficiency. An allergist or an infectious disease doctor can help determine what is wrong.

In brief: Asthma?
I agree with dr. Villaplana.
While mono, strep and flu are very common one would expect prompt recovery. If a child is continuously ill then something else is going on such as allergies and asthma. Another possibility would be an immunodeficiency. An allergist or an infectious disease doctor can help determine what is wrong.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lots wrOng
If all those conditions are truly present , i would have your child have some labs and see an infectious disease specialist if not responding to treatment.
Please discuss with your child's pediatrician.

In brief: Lots wrOng
If all those conditions are truly present , i would have your child have some labs and see an infectious disease specialist if not responding to treatment.
Please discuss with your child's pediatrician.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
If one of the major recurring symptoms is cough (croup, sinus, pneumonia) then consider an asthma specialist.
Dr. William Walsh
I was going to suggest an allergist or pulmonologist, but its seems that you are on your way. There are many potential causes to recurrent upper respiratory infections, and immune compromise +/- chronic allergic inflammation are the most common.
Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Otolaryngologist
Please make an appointment with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).

In brief: Otolaryngologist
Please make an appointment with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam
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In brief: ENT
I would recommend to start with ent.

In brief: ENT
I would recommend to start with ent.
Dr. Lana Yanishevski
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