My daughter age 6 has been having lung infections since age 3. Most of them develop from a common cold. Some developed overnight (with no cold symptoms). We have a nebulizer machine at home that we use whenever she has a lung infection. She has not been diagnosed with Asthma, we are not really sure why the smallest cold turns into such a severe infection. She is on a multi vitamin and other supplements to boost her immune system. My daughter is now with pneumonia. The doctor added Flovent with the Singulair as a preventative. Our next step is to have her tested for allergies. Should she see a specialist? What is the best and less invasive way to test her for allergies? We would appreciate any advice. Thank you
It is a good idea to see a specialist that specializes in respiratory diseases of children. This can be a Pediatric Pulmonologist or a Pediatric Allergist. It is possible that this is asthma, as the medications she is taking are prescribed for asthma. It is also possible there is some other cause. A specialist can help provide answers and start your daughter on a program to prevent these illnesses.
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