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Child getting wheezing. Can it be for cold?

hi, my kid is 4 yrsa old.. he is having cold throught the year and if the condition persists he gets fever and i took him to doc..they says he ha s wheezing but after taking goes off and they are not able to confirm..whether its normal wheezing or due to cold..this is happening for the last 6 months..pls help
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I require further details to answer your question better.

Does your child have any other allergies like skin allergy?

does your child have fever during all these episodes?

Is there any family history of bronchial asthma or allergy?

Was ever a broncho dilator prescribed and was there any improvement with that?

If a child of 4yrs is having cold through out the year it could because of nasal allergy.

Please reply with further details to help you better

take care
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Continuous cold is due to allergic rhinitis, and some children with this have hyper reactive airway disease which is the cause for wheezing.
Repeated wheezing and cough may be due to asthma.
Do you have any family history of asthma?
Any history of atopic dermatitis or eczema?
Did child need frequent nebulization with bronchodilators?
These are important to assess the reasons for his wheezing.
Hope I have answered your query.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi m Mrs vasumathi, welcome to Health care magic forum. If your baby is getting cold from the age of less than 1 year, it is not a problem, he will be cured of it before the age of 6 years. If it started after the age of 1 or 2 years, it is critical and could be dragged for life.
In the latter case it is due to allergy and caused by foods, or external allergens like, dress, soaps, dusting powders, etc.
You can find out the things for which the child is allergic, by noting every thing he uses say soap, powder, and foods and drinks he take, and try to find out the things he used before the day of starting infection. Next time if the things he used are same you can avoid them , to avoid cold attacks.
Ofcourse treatment remains the same always, there are new drugs available now for preventing the severity of the allergy, as MONTELECAST. which can be used with promising results.
Wishing for a quick and continued relief to the baby, and thanks for calling.
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