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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Can babies get asthma?

Every day at we get lots of asthma related questions. Below are some questions I thought my readers at the RT Cave would enjoy.Your Question: can babies 9 weeks old have asthma

My humble answer: The hygiene hypothesis purports that asthma develops in the first three months of life when the immune system is developing. If this happens, some babies may show asthma symptoms right away, while others will not show signs until later childhood or even adult hood. So the answer to your question is YES.

The problem is it's often difficult to diagnose asthma in children under 2-years-old. It's hard to do testing on little kids, and sometimes asthma symptoms mimic other processes. Common colds can mimic asthma, and so can transient wheeze and upper airway obstructions.

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