He has asthma, uses both blue and beige inhalers but only needed autumn/winter. Took him to gp last night and he has another chest infection plus a throat infection. This is his first one this 'season' but thinking about it, he has had a few every winter. Always needs anti biotics, always makes asthma worse or ends up with croup.
I know asthmatics are more vulnerable to infections but could there be any other reason?
DS has inhalers and had chest infection after chest infection. His adenoids are a bit big, so he is v snotty - Dr says that what then happens is that it drips down and takes infection to the lungs. So we now have Sudafed liquid which dries up all the mucus a treat, and this has really reduced DS's coughing, and he is hasn't had a chest infection since he started on it. Has been total magic.
He did have full screening for allergies, CF, and immune system problems as he had such a bad infection and partially collapsed lung when he was 1. Leaving us with a diagnosis of asthma and general mucusiness
hmm, have just had allergy tests done...didnt come up with anything..just intollerances. He is having a sleep study done friday as he used to have sleep apnea (havent noticed it last 6 months or so) but taken this long in NHS!! I questioned adenoids to the ent consultant, he said didnt think was an issue... ds has always been sort of 'snotty'
I swear by avoiding dairy to avoid chest infections. My DS, now 3, was just like yours, every winter would get a cold, cough and chest infection leading to anti-biotics. I took him off dairy completely and whilst he will still get a bit of a cold and runny nose, so far, it never seems to get to the more serious infection stage. We have a history of asthma and excema etc on both sides of the family which may not be the case with you, but the dairy avoidance has worked well for us.