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Hello,

My daughter turned 1 year old recently. Ever since she turned 8 months old, she’s been constantly sick with all kinds of upper respiratory illnesses. She’s had everything from cold, cough and fever to full blown bronchitis, laryngitis, recurring pneumonia etc. She has gained no weight in the last 4 months as she is constantly ill. She wheezes a lot and therefore is on Asthma medication. Her doctors believe she may have Asthma. She coughs so much and so bad that she vomits everything. Her wheezing and chest tightness is also very bad. She is incapable of getting over a minor cold and cough. It almost always leads to a major lung infection and inflammation. She is currently taking Albuterol through nebulizer and is also on some steroids.

She has gotten 5 regimens of antibiotics so far and multiple antibiotic shots. I have heard that overuse of antibiotics can lead to things like Asthma and Allergies. I found it a little too late and I have always trusted doctors’ judgment in the matter.

Is there anyone else here who is in the same boat as I? I am freaked out. Everyone wants a healthy child and to see her go through all this pain is not easy. She is only 1 and I don’t want her to have to deal with a lifetime of Asthma.

Can anyone please tell me if this is going to have long term impact on my daughter’s health and general lifestyle? Will she grow up having lung issues or a weak lung? Are these illnesses going to scar her lungs because she is always so sick with upper respiratory infections?

She has no teeth yet. A friend of mine said that not having teeth may be linked to her being sick all the time. Can this happen? She said that her sister had to get her gums sliced at 15 months in order for teeth to come out and they did that because she was always so sick. I called some Pediatric Dentists and they weren’t concerned about it at all.

My daughter was only breastfed for 2 months. I wonder if this is why she developed all the issues.

Thanks!
My son was sick a lot when he was under a year old just like your daughter. He was diagnosed with asthma when he was 6 months old, a month later he was admitted to the hospital for RSV and spent two weeks in an isolation room. He's now three and has a nebulizer treatment of Pulmicort once a day and Albuterol as needed. He's also on Singulair for allergies. He's allergic to hay, pollen, dust, smoke, the usual asthma triggers along with insects (mosquitoes and ants to be specific). Even though he takes medications and has allergies it doesn't affect him in the least. He runs around just fine, gets colds like his big brother (he actually didn't get the flu just recently when everyone else in the household got it!), is a typical little boy. So don't worry about how it will affect her if she is indeed diagnosed with asthma. You learn to live with it. You get used to giving them their treatments everyday. If you have ANY questions please feel free to ask. I've been through it all with him and have learned a lot about asthma in a young child. She'll be just fine though. Don't blame yourself!