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My child may have this.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 28, 2006
  • 05:23 AM

I think my daughter may have asthma, but her regular doctor is too worried about her weight to help her with anything else. I know that it is not normal to "huff and puff" all the time, especially when she is anxious or excited.
If she ever gets choked on her soda, she starts "puffing" . She says it feels like a bubble in her throat.

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  • Your doctor is wise to be addressing the weight issue. Typically, the condition of an asthmatic is made worse by excessive weight. However, weight reduction shouldn't be the only focus. Even when weight is lost, asthma symptoms can still be bad. If this was my child, I would seriously be looking into treatment right away -- inhaled steroids, etc. in order to prevent permanent lung damage because of chronic inflamation. Lung damage typically cannot be reversed, so once the damage is done, you're stuck with it.
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  • I think my daughter may have asthma, but her regular doctor is too worried about her weight to help her with anything else. I know that it is not normal to "huff and puff" all the time, especially when she is anxious or excited. If she ever gets choked on her soda, she starts "puffing" . She says it feels like a bubble in her throat. The Bubble in the throat is what caught my eye. I have similar sysmtoms and am searching for answers myself. While it certainly could be asthma, don't rule out gastrointestinal causes either.
    ohhbob 7 Replies
    • October 20, 2006
    • 05:05 PM
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  • Soda is bad for children, don't give it to them. I have a problem with allergies and when I eat anything that has any type mold on it my throat starts closing, which could be described as having a bubble in the throat, I guess. It's a strong pain right in the dent of the neck, right where the collar bones meet on my chest. It took me years to realize it happened every time I ate raw mushrooms on a salad. It hurts so bad I have to lye down and try to sip hot liquids to denature the allergen proteins that I have eaten. I can't drink wine if the bottle was opened the day before because the mold will have grown in it once it's exposed to air (I think that's what happens anyway). If I go into a place where there is mold my throat closes also. We recently had to stop going to our exercise place because the floor is built on a slab and it smells like mold in there. My eyes were burning in there.Make sure you child is getting a good diet of raw fruits and veggies, at least five each day, along with plenty of lean meat, about 1 gram per pound of body weight each day, and plenty of nuts like walnuts. For example for breakfast I make my kids about 5 egg whites and one yolk, and I put some lowfat cheese in it. That is served with a kiwi or some melon, one piece of toast, and skim milk. When they come home it's apples, yogurt, nuts, and milk for snacks, then dinner is chicken breast or fish, with rice or pasta and a vegetable or salad, and more skim milk. Snack before bed is lowfat popcorn or some lowfat cheese like cottage cheese with canned pears, or if we are in a hurry we have meal replacement whey protein shakes. About once a week I make a big beef roast or meat sauce for pasta, and we have pork chops and applesauce and peas once a month or so. When we are really blowing it out for a football game on TV, I get Sniders reduced fat and salt tortilla chips and serve it with loads of homemade salsa and tons of guacamole. You have to get your act together as a parent; sorry to give you the bad news but I have to do it. Get your child home without stopping for fast food at least 95% of the time, and have plenty of healty things to give them once they get home. I shlep groceries until I'm blue in the face! They have to clean the kitchen up and wipe out the fridge while I'm at the store, then they have to help carry the groceries in. It's a routine that makes it all possible and it's worth the effort.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 01:23 PM
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  • I have has asthma since early childhood. The "bubble in her throat" feeling to me, doesn't seem like asthma. Though, I often get the feeling of constantly having to clear my throat. Usually the asthma related pain is in the chest though. Usually below the breasts, off to the side, or, right in between the breasts. Sometimes the pain feels like it is in between the ribs. I hope this helps.
    mrey1001 13 Replies
    • December 7, 2007
    • 05:59 AM
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