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Why not try one of those air purifiers in her room as well, like the hepa-filters? I know a family who has to do that with their little girl, and have had to do it since she was an infant. She has always had terrible repiratory problems and this seems to help. She has fewer "attacks" which is a huge plus.

I know what they say about allergies, but my son proved them wrong. He was allergic to his formula and once we changed him to the soy formula, his breathing episodes did become less frequent. He still got the croup every winter like mentioned before though. That had lots to do with the heat I think.

I do know they don't do "formal" allergy tests until a child is like 6 or 7. I think at this point, you seem to be doing your best not to over-worry. I know it's hard not to think about the worst case scenario because I always did. Again, try not to go to the worst case scenario in your mind. Try and pay very close attention to any triggers that might cause her symptoms to become worse.

You know, my son is now 12 years old and we still have an albuterol inhaler around along with several different allergy type medications such as Flo Nase, Claritin, Sudafed.....it's awful when your child has difficulty breathing. Now that he's older, he seems to have less problems, but I've learned to start treating symptoms as soon as I see them.