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January 19th, 2014, 02:07 PM
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I have a question about a few specific health concerns. DH has allergies and asthma.
I don't know how to determine if DD has it too, and if she can get impacted at this early age. I asked the Dr who told me its all genetic but too early to test her.

But what if she comes in contact with something to which she is allergic? What if she's kicking up a storm (that's about all she does) and she gets an asthma attack?

Do you guys worry about this?

We have dogs...since she's almost 3 months and has shown no signs of allergies...is it safe to think she is not allergic to the dogs? Or do allergies develop later?

Any opinions?
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January 19th, 2014, 05:43 PM
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i've heard introducing animals to babies at a young age can actually reduce the risk of them developing allergies to animals later.

my boyfriend, when he was a baby, had severe asthma triggered often by his smoker mother. they found that out while he was still very young. he was born premature and his lungs were underdeveloped. i think if she's 3 months already and showing no signs of either you're safe but i only have this one little baby so i could be totally wrong.
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January 19th, 2014, 05:58 PM
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dont know what happened to my comment but i agree with duck.if she havent had a reaction yet maybe she won't?
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January 19th, 2014, 06:35 PM
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I have heard of babies showing signs of allergies this early but don't think any doc will test. Heck, it took me forever to convince them to test my son.

Id say just watch for signs. With my son he had a cough that wouldn't go away. That was the first sign of his asthma. He'd also increase coughing when playing.
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January 20th, 2014, 12:53 AM
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Allergies can both develop and disappear over time! Keep liquid benadryl handy-it works in a pinch for (non life threatening) allergic reactions. I had asthma as a child and it totally disappeared, but my seasonal allergies are still bad. At some point she can get a skin prick test done- don't know why they wouldn't do it this early if you have family history.
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January 20th, 2014, 07:02 AM
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ok thanks for the input. I have also heard that introducing animals early reduces risk of allergies. But I've also heard there is not much science behind that theory. I'll just keep an eye on her. So far so good. I just don't know what I would do if she had an asthma attack. sigh. The worries I'll incur are only going to increase as a mom so I better not get too caught up in imaginary illnesses.
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January 23rd, 2014, 06:32 PM
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It's way to early to test.

We have 2 dogs, 2 cats. Like Ducks said, having pets reduces chances of allergies. More exposure to things as a young kid helps reduce illness, IMO.

When DD was born we had 3 cats, 3 dogs and she has no allergies or asthma.

So let kids play with mud and in the rain
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