My child with asthma is also allergic to our family pet. How important is it for us to find a new home for our pet?

Gemma’s comment: Obviously, it’s best to relocate your pet or never get one in the first place. But your child may feel very strongly about having a pet, especially in the early school years when ‘show and tell’ sessions often…

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If the pediatrician says that my toddler has “a wheezy chest, “does she have asthma?

Not necessarily. Some pediatricians will not even use the term “asthma” until a child is 2 years of age or older. Wheezing in infancy is never normal. It can, however, be divided into two general patterns: non-allergic wheezing and allergic…

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