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Process of asthma diagnosis.

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crunchyfrog Wed 12-Feb-14 15:45:17

I'm wondering about the way my DS2 is being handled. Any words of wisdom welcomed!

Family history - I have moderate asthma and have had it all my life. Several hospitalisations etc.
DS1 has chronic, hard to control asthma, but no admissions yet - just a long term annoying set of symptoms. He had a history of bronchiolitis > chest infections > croup > chronic cough, then finally an asthma DX at 7 years.

DS2 is 5. He has had bronchiolitis > pneumonia > chronic croup-like cough.

Today he has been given Ventolin, 2 puffs 4 times a day. He has wheeze and crackles. No fever, so no antibiotics. No preventer.

I know they don't like to DX young, but surely it would be wise to start on a preventer now?

WDYT? I've convinced myself he's also asthmatic. Anyone had experiences like this that haven't become asthma?

Sirzy Wed 12-Feb-14 16:10:08

They can diagnose it at any age they just don't like to as often it is 'just' a viral wheeze.

It seems to be pretty normal process to start with ventolin then progress it if needed.

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