QUESTION: Dr. Escarras, my 2-year-old son has had 3 episodes of bronchitis in the last 4 months, the last one with some asthma. I am very concerned, so I ask you what I can do to prevent relapses.
– Ms. Ángela Pérez, Puerto Vallarta. –
Your situation is a very common one, especially in big cities.
Some factors that favor bronchitis are pollution, humidity and sometimes genetic causes as well.
After 3 episodes of bronchitis some research is in order: X-rays, blood analysis seeking anemia, allergy and infection.
Because of the age, it is also advisable to evict and clean animals, rugs, dust and mites and a room dehumidification, as asthma becomes the higher risk.
Avoid contact with other children with infections and, as much as possible, stay in drier climates.
There also exist medications to help children’s immunity system, your pediatrician will tell you the best options for your case.
In my personal experience I have been able to help children with a specialized vaccination against infections called C:C:B, very diluted, which allergists make.
Dr. F. Escarras (Pediatrician)