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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?
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.
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.
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.