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November 22nd, 2010, 02:50 PM
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My son is 3.5 and has had RAD since he had croup at 2 months old. Every time he would almost have had a chance to heal he would get a respiratory infection of some sort. He had croup again last week and now has a seceondary infection from that. He is on Pulmicort every 8 hours, Xopenex every 3 hours, Oropred...this is the second 5 day round, Mucinex, and Afrin nose spray. Without all of these he is coughing at least 1-2 times every minute and can't do anything.

When are children switched from RAD to Asthma? I thought it was at three years old but the allergist/asthma doctor said today that at this point it is still considered RAD...

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November 22nd, 2010, 09:20 PM
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I think its dependent on the symptoms they display. Has he been tested for asthma? I thought at three they could do the actual breathing test to tell if its asthma or something else. I can only think its because of his symptoms that he is not considered asthmatic. So sorry he is going through all that. Its no fun being that sick and especially with upper respiratory stuff. Sorry I can't be of more help. I would suggest a second opinion if you can or push for the actual testing.

Welcome to the board. I am Jessi, my son Jeremy is 4 and has asthma. He was diagnosed at 3 after years of bronchitis multiple times a winter. We take once a day singular and it seems to help. And start neb treatments as soon as he shows signs of a cold.

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