“hello, My 8 month old son has a third chest infection. He’s only days gotten over the last one and has started to rattle again in his chest. The last time he was on antibiotics and then steroids for 6 days. Im worried its leading to asthma. What have been other mums experiences please?!” Do you have any advice for an 8 month old that is getting chest infections?

Posted by anon, 13/05/13


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  • Has he been or is he being exposed to cigarette smoke? This is a common cause of infant and childhood chest infections. As well as numerous other infections. If it’s from smoke, there’s not much to do but ride it out



  • my daughter had bronciolitis, she has Asthma, especially now in the cold, we use a preventor so we can try to get it gone before summer.
    She was in hospital a few times when she was really small on oxygen.



  • check with your doctor but also get an air purifier which might help. try to eliminate rugs, carpets etc and wash all linen frequently. your poor mama!



  • It might be symptoms of asthma so need to check with GP.



  • I think you need to get him checked for asthma.. Better to get it diagnosed if he has it to control it.



  • is their moisture in his room where he sleep, try some damprid and see what happens. if there is moisture in the air this will definitely cause chest problems



  • Your GP defantly needs to rule out asthma. In the mean time have you tried a vaporizer with some eucalyptus oil and lavender oil to help with the congestion and fight infection. Steam is also amazing when it comes to chest infection and they are having trouble breathing.



  • You need to see your GP. Asthma is also very hard to diagnose in infants so GP’s tend not to.



  • It is hard especially in the winter months with this, try and keep them rugged up and no late bathing in the winter.



  • See a doctor and let them know that you are worried



  • My little guy is a similar age and suffers frequent chest infections too. No doctor had ever raised any concerns over it potentially leading to asthma.



  • I have one child like this and yes she has asthma but the good thing is they can grow out of it



  • It is best to visit a doctor who can help you



  • I would get him checked out. particularly as you have not got rid of one then another one starts.



  • Keep them warm. But sounds like they r prone to it


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