Author Topic: toddlers with chronic allergies/possible asthma that lead to infections  (Read 2321 times)

Offline jmbare1234

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Hi! I like to think that we eat fairly healthy, that is until I get on this site-uggh! I think we have lots of room for improvement :)

I have a 3 1/2 yr old and 19mo old.  Both have had several illnesses throughout last winter, and this winter seems to be repeating...symptoms usually start the same (possibly allergy based) congestion, runny nose, loss of appetite, low-grade fever.....then inevitably turns into ear infection, strep, bronchitus, pneumonia, etc, etc....which ultimately results in yet another round of antibiotics from our doc :(

Older one is sick AGAIN now, went to doc today, who says perfectly normal for children with allergies to be sick 2 weeks out of the month-this is 50% of the time! I just find this hard to accept!!

So, today's symptoms, congestion, tired red watery eyes, and fever-spiking up to 102.7.  Result of visit: no antibiotic (a refreshing change) and a script for a daily nasal steroid, plus the current regimine of daily claritin and a flovent inhaler twice/day.  Then off to the out of town pulmonology specialist for allergy testing.

Love to hear your thoughts!