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Old 12-09-2004, 06:08 PM   #1
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Who do you see for your asthma?

My son is seeing an allergist. I have been told by a few that I should take him to a pulmonologist. At my last inquiry, the pediatrician wanted to treat this himself as it WAS on the mild side (it's been acting up a lot lately) so I don't know if I'll be able to get a referral. Have you had more success with pulmonologist than with an allergist.

Thanks for any help.

 
Old 12-10-2004, 01:37 PM   #2
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Re: Who do you see for your asthma?

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Originally Posted by hilfgirl33
My son is seeing an allergist. I have been told by a few that I should take him to a pulmonologist. At my last inquiry, the pediatrician wanted to treat this himself as it WAS on the mild side (it's been acting up a lot lately) so I don't know if I'll be able to get a referral. Have you had more success with pulmonologist than with an allergist.

Thanks for any help.
Either the allergist or the pulmonologist is a good idea. Both of them specialize in asthma. If your son's asthma is mainly allergy-induced, then the allergist would be the best idea. On the other hand, if he doesn't have many allergies, then see a pulmonologist.
I see both an allergist and a pulmonologist. I have many allergies that the allergist looks after, and I have airway remodeling from having severe asthma -- the pulmonologist takes care of that.
My pediatrician asks that I not come in for anything lung related. I don't know why, but he does. I only see him like once or twice a year for physicals.
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