at what age did asthma develop?

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 1:13pm
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

our son does not have it so far. thinking about adding a vitamin C supplement after reading that thread on vitamin C.....wonder when it has developed in those who have asthma.

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 10:52pm
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My son didn't develop asthma until he was around four. I thought we were 'free' of worry right about the time when it developed.

Posted on: Tue, 02/12/2002 - 12:18am
kelly01's picture
Joined: 03/19/2001 - 09:00

My son was diagnosed somewhere between 2.5 and 3 years old. He started showing the symptoms around age 2 (everytime he caught a cold, he would end up with a terrible lingering cough, eventually would start wheezing,etc). Around 3 years old we put him on Flovent 44 (inhaler) and it completely turned things around for him.

Posted on: Tue, 02/12/2002 - 1:30pm
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Just under 2-1/2 years of age when Jesse had an acute asthma attack. No signs of it previous to that. Another attack followed less than two months later for which he was hospitalized. Then the meds were prescribed as he was "officially" asthmatic and he has not had an attack since.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/13/2002 - 12:54am
san103's picture
Joined: 03/27/2000 - 09:00

There is a thread on this from about a year, more more, ago. If I remember correctly, there were lots of responses.

Posted on: Wed, 02/13/2002 - 1:46am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

Bryce, who is PA, had her first asthma attack this year (just three months ago). She was one month away from turning 6 yrs old. She had never shown any signs of having asthma or having the potential to develop it. Just out of the blue one day she had trouble breathing while raking leaves in her grandmother's yard. She had 7 attacks in 10 days but it's now under control with daily medication, inhalers and occasionally a nebulizer. Joey

Posted on: Wed, 02/13/2002 - 3:11am
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

I would love to find out if there is any good info on the incidence of developing asthma if you have a food allergy and how this incidence may or may not decrease over time and at what age the peak incidence is.

Posted on: Thu, 02/14/2002 - 7:15am
Mike and Missy's picture
Joined: 04/26/2001 - 09:00

My son was 6 months old. It was extremely severe, so much so that he was hospitalized for most of the following 3 years.

Posted on: Thu, 02/14/2002 - 7:46am
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Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Good questions regarding asthma. One thing I would be interested in knowing, as I live in a city where because of "Air quality" being so bad were stuck inside late afternoon, early evening.
What is the "Air quality" like in the summer, where your from?
I think it's inevitable that one of my kids will develop asthma...just a sinking feeling, call it Mother's intuition.

Posted on: Thu, 02/14/2002 - 12:25pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My son developed asthma when he was only 3 months old. We didn't find out about the PA until I fed him a bite at 1 year. We live in the suburbs of Nashville, TN, and I don't think the air quality is very bad where we live (at least not from industrial or auto exhaust). He had a horrible time with asthma last spring & I did read somewhere that Nashville ranks pretty high on the pollen count. Although no one in our family has food allergies, my husband (as a child), grandmother, and several uncles & cousins have or have had asthma, so I guess he just got the asthma gene. I hope your child doesn't develop it. My little guy (21 mos) has to sit still for a nebulizer treatment (cromolyn) 3 times a day every day & do more breathing treatments (albuterol) when he's sick or has attacks. Good luck.

Posted on: Fri, 02/15/2002 - 6:31am
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Joined: 11/02/2001 - 09:00

My daughter was 2 when she developed asthma. My son is now 2 and also recently diagnosed with asthma. She is PA, he we have not tested but he was sensitive to cow's milk until 18 months. Both have excema. Allergies, asthma and excema all exist on the same gene, it just depends which factors are turned on as to what you get. I guess you could say we're batting 1000. Our air quality is decent here in the midwest, but we do have a few "ozone alert" days. Research has shown that daily Zyrtec between ages 1 and 3 for kids with risk factors for asthma will improve their chances for avoiding the problem. Good luck.


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