Respiratory: Preschooler, Steroids

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3 Yr Old with Pneumonia

Hi Mamas, We are now going on day 5 of my son having this yucky respiratory virus/ turned pneumonia. He started antibiotics on Wednesday, and his pediatrician also wants him taking albuterol round the clock every 4 hours, which to be honest, doesn't seem to be doing anything. I don't know if the real reason I'm writing this is because I just need support - I am at wits end because my son has been so miserable, clingy, neither of us are sleeping much, and we've been cooped up inside during one of the nicest weeks ever in CT winter... or...

Allergies

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4 Year Old Son with Allergies/asthma

My 4 year old son was recently diagosed with allergies associated with asthma. He gets a persistant cough this time of year and in the fall. The cough sometimes causes him to vomit. He has had allergies since he was a baby, however, the asthma part of this is new to me. I feel uneasy about it because he seems to be on lots of medication now. We have a nebulizer and he inhales albuterol twice daily. He also has nasonex, zyrtec and singulair. Zyrtec was the most effective, but now doesn't seem to work as well--this is when he was given...

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Excema = Allergy?

Does Excema ALWAYS mean there is an allergy? My son is 6 months old and has...

Asthma

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Asthma or Not?

Sorry, this is going to be long ....My 3 1/2 year old daughter has had respiratory problems since she was 1. Everytime she gets sick, it goes right to her chest. Before I purchased a nebulizer she went to the emergency room twice. When she was 2 1/2 she had RSV. I've taken her to a pulmonologist, he tested her for allergies, and she isn't allergic to anything (like pollen, dust, etc.) We tried Pulmicort for months at a time, she still got the same attacks after her colds. I have tried Singulair, and that worked great for her runny...

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Is It Asthma?

My 1 year old son has had a cough since the second week in January. He'll...

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Asthma or Not Asthma?

I have an 18 month adorable child who started to have wheezing at about six...

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