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baby wheezing and family conditions

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 25, 2007
  • 00:34 PM

My seven month old son has been a fairly wheezy baby since he was born but in the last month or so the wheezing has become much more serious to the point where if you are watching tv with him sitting next to you the volume has to be much louder to hear what is going on!.aout 2 weeks ago we were given a course of antibiotics that had no effect at all.

He was in hospital last week on wednesday where we were told he had croup - by friday it had got so much worse that we took him back and were told that it wasnt croup as it was coming from deep insdie his lungs rather that the upper respirtory system. He was given 3 days worth of tablets (to dissolve and an ihalor). He has now finished these today and there has been virtualy no change in the wheezing, it is much worse at night but he seems to wheeze constantly.

when we were at the hospital i told the doctors that there was no family history of any kind of chest problems. BUT since then having spoken to my grandmother i have found out that there is a history. My grandfather had some kind of chest problem when he was younger (she didnt know what it was called) and in the end died of emphysema she seemed to think that he had had this since he was a young man.My uncle has bronchiectasis.

Are either of these conditions inherited? is it worth me mentioning it to the doctors next time i see them?

does anyone have any experience with these kinds of symptoms

thanks
sophie

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