We have a 6 year old who has been struggling with Asthma/breathing issues since she was 6 months. She entered kindergarten this year and also plays soccer. She has become embarrassed about using her inhaler in case the other kids see her. This has led to her not telling us when she isn't feeling well or having trouble breathing. We have been looking for videos or other things to show her that she is not the only kid that has to use a puffer. Wondered if anyone else has gone through this and what advice you have to help us get her through this?View Thread
have a 3.5 year old grandson who breaks out in skin rash when he is near my dog, a yorkie. He was worse with a golden retriever last fall. He stayed overnight last night and his doctor told my son to give him Benadryl before he arrived.
Tonite, my son called and said that his son had a terrible time going home with trouble breathing. This has happened before. He gets worse when he leaves !
I have recently been diagnosed with asthma at 65 year of age. I had the pulmonary function tests and eval by...
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I have recently been diagnosed with asthma at 65 year of age. I had the pulmonary function tests and eval by ENT. I initially went to my family doctor with a feeling of a lump in my throat. This has become worse over the past 4 months. I have no cough, GERD is not certain although I take Protinex. Also use two inhalers: Flovent and Proair HFA as needed. I have had one round of steroids for significant chest congestion. I have a history of sinus problems and bronchitis. This tightness is my throat has caused me a lot of stress and feel at the end of my rope when it is especially it's bad at night. My family doctor thinks it is the asthma and the ENT says Gerd. I do take anti-anxiety meds as well. Any thoughts or suggestions would be most appreciated.View Thread
I moved to the Pacific Northwest 9 months ago and am experiencing new allergies. I have not been tested for...
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I moved to the Pacific Northwest 9 months ago and am experiencing new allergies. I have not been tested for allergans for over 20 years. Would this be a good idea? What types of pollens are problematic out here?View Thread
My 5 year old has been struggling w/ asthma since she was an infant. We have been on steroids 3 times just since January, antibiotics at least 5 with 2 of the treatments being over 2 weeks long. She is on the high dose Dulera (not specifically approved for <12years), Singulair (just bumped her up in January from 4mg to 5 mg), and Zyrtec daily. She has many food allergies. She's been off the foods for about 2 years now and we recently had skin and blood testing again. It showed on the blood test that she was still allergic to the same things as last time. The skin testing showed she was extremely allergic to cats and not at all to dogs. This is a joke because the minute we step foot into a home where dogs are she immediately starts coughing and sneezing, eyes water, etc. The blood test confirmed the severe allergy to dogs. We do know cats are an allergy but that the skin test was so off I'm irritated. The pulmonologist said the skin test shows some mild allergies to milk, apples, and bananas. Blood test shows no allergies to those things. Sooo, we have eliminated those things just to be sure. She's still struggling with staying healthy. She coughs all the time. She picks up every bug/virus/sickness and consistently uses her neb, most recently especially at night. She's been tested for CF to which she is negative. She is only 38 lbs and with our dietary changes has now dropped to 36lbs at 41" tall. Her immune system looks pretty healthy except for elevated allergic parts (I think IgE and eosinophils? I don't have the paperwork w/ me). Has anyone else had issues w/ a child not staying well even on daily asthma medications? We've eliminated all food allergens including any ingredients listed on the food labels, she sleeps in a room with an allergen air purifier w/ allergen filter, allergy pillow/mattress covers, I wash her sheets in hot water every weekend. I'm lost. She's struggling so much to stay healthy and I don't know if I'm missing something. We live in an area where there is one pediatric pulmonologist so I'm writing to find out if this is normal or if I should drive a few hours away for a second opinion. We have another appt next week as a follow up to her appt last week when they prescribed her a Z-pack, 14-day antibiotic and prednisone. They want to do a CT and bronchoscopy as the next step. Any advice? Any similar situation? Does this really sound like asthma or have any of you heard of diagnoses that this could be other than asthma? Or an underlying condition? I've googled a million things and I'm convinced she has something else going on but I don't know what! Or am I just overreacting? Is this just how asthma works? Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. TIA!View Thread
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