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Old 01-11-2009, 07:35 AM   #11
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Re: Proving to the Pedi (Asthmatic)..

Pretty much all babies have some reflux at this age regardless of if they sit or not. And that can trigger asthma like symptoms (I say asthma like because many babies wheeze/have reactive airways and we are trained to not label them until after 2-3 years old....that doesn't mean we don't treat them we just try not to label.) I agree with the pp that albuterol syrup is pretty unhelpful. If we are using albuterol it should be an inhaler with chamber and mask or nebulizer. Don't let you ped blow this off. Ask for treatment like albuterol neb and pulmicort to see if the episodes can be prevented. If he/she won't treat you them ask again to see pulmonology. (Are you in an HMO?, if so there are likley incentives for you doc to not refer you...so continue to be pro active...) And do tape the episodes so they can see what your LO is doing. BOL!

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Old 04-16-2009, 06:58 AM   #12
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Re: Proving to the Pedi (Asthmatic)..

i agree with the PP, all of the pulmonologists that I know will not label a kid with asthma until they are 2.

there are just too many other things it could be until that point.

good luck.

i would push to get seen by a pediatric pulmonologist
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At least she gave you the albuterol...

I would try to get into an asthma dr (asthma and allergy type place) OR you can try to get a second opinion from another pedi if you need a referral.... Maybe another dr in the same office?
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #14
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Re: Proving to the Pedi (Asthmatic)..

I went through a something like this if if you need a referal to go to an allergy and asthma specialist try asking doc to give one if that dont work u can take your lil one to the er and get diagnosed also consider another pedi..they should also trust your mothers intuition and your family history..my son broke out in a rash at 6 mon when we fed peas doc said hes fine next time I fed them his throut swelled and er told me he was alergic doc said no I got a new pedi and he sent us to the allergy and ashma specialist and we found out he is allergic to peas, peanuts, fish, shell fish and also all local trees and most plants and some animals..when the trees my son is alergic to bloom he reacts like your saying your daughter gets..I always say go with your gut u know you kid.
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