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Baby has a weez(5 Posts)
19wk old & started off with a cough on Sunday.
Monday - runny nose & cough. Went to see doctor but he said LO is fine
Tuesday - congested, blocked nose, cough & weez. Went to see same doctor again as weez made me concerned but he again said he's fine.
So at this point I was concerned as everytime he coughed (lots at one time) he had a weez straight after for a little while
He pretty much had it all day today everytime he coughed followed by a weez. I felt something is not right so called 111 & they booked me into see a out of hours doctor at my local hospital.
Went to be seen this evening about 8pm, she checked LO & said he has a viral, and can get a weez if they're congested.
So sent me on my way & said to sit in the bathroom with him for some steam. Which we did & felt made a tinnie winnie difference. But now before going to sleep tried to give him Calpol & Tixylix & he worked himself up and is weezy again.
Has anyone experienced this with there LO? Should I be really concerned? Or are these just signs of viral & nothing to worry?
Just concerns me more because I am a asthmatic and am getting really worried about him
He's been checked three times and they've said he is fine. I know its worrying but it sounds just like a normal virus.
My 8 nth old has an awful cough, temp, snotty nose and pink eyes. Took her to the walk in today and her chest is completely clear, you wouldn't think it to listen to her cough!
If it was bad then his chest would be visibly struggling, that's how my GP explained it to me. Lots of calpol and lots of fluids OP xxx
Bear with me here..... Do you have a real Christmas tree? Is DC worse when in the house, near the tree? My DC is allergic to Christmas trees and would have really red eyes, streaming noise and a wheeze every Christmas until I figured it out. One year an ambulance was required when DC couldn't breathe
I'm too late to be of much use to the OP, but I'm going to go against the grain and say that if your gut is telling you things aren't all right, with a wheezy and very young baby, I'd definitely seek another opinion.
My son wheezed intermittently during his first year, never seeming to be properly ill with it (although colds etc were a frequent trigger for it). Took him to the GP about it at about 12months: he wasn't actually wheezing at that time, what with it being intermittent, so she listened to his chest, took his temperature, tried to get a trace reading (? is this what it's called - with a clip thing on his finger to measure oxygen saturation levels?) and couldn't because his finger was too small. She then dismissed me, implying I was overreacting and suggesting I try to get an audio recording of his wheeze next time.
Yeah. Next time was when his wheeze got progressively worse until we ended up in A&E in the middle of the night, where the doctors agreed it was definitely the right call to bring him in. That was the start of getting him diagnosed with asthma by about eighteen months. The other GP, who saw us several times throughout the process of reaching that diagnosis, was always very clear that my instincts were important diagnostic information. He's now 3.5 and his asthma is well managed - largely because of this GP and the miracles of modern medicine, but also because of my good judgment on when to give the reliever, when to put him on the preventer (he's only on it over winter as his only triggers are cold air and having a cough/cold), and v, v occasionally when to take him to A&E.
I am still cross at the first GP we saw, who brushed off my concerns when actually what I was noticing was an asthmatic wheeze which requires medication. He was a baby of 12 months ffs. OP as an asthmatic yourself I know you'll already be clued up on this, and I know also that plenty of childhood wheeze is not actually asthmatic, but I don't think it's overreacting to be concerned by breathing difficulties in a 4mo baby. Did either doctor at least explain to you how to decide if it got worse and needed medical treatment after all (eg as a PP mentions, chest recessions or similar)?
Perhaps more usefully, I always found that my wheezy baby was helped by being cuddled. Sounds a silly thing to say but I'm serious - I think it soothed him and that stopped him from tensing up and making it even worse, and also maybe warmed the air he was breathing?
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