Thursday, March 1, 2012

Allergies, Asthma & Eczema/ Today

Today my son had the same cough as yesterday but accompanied by asthma. This is nothing new for him. When he was younger, he would be hospitalized with every single cold. Then one time he had pneumonia and it made scar tissue. When you have scar tissue in your lungs it makes you more prone to get pneumonia over and over. My poor boy had pneumonia a few times before we got his asthma under control. So, this has brought me to my next subject.

Did you know that food allergies, or any allergies for that matter, come hand in hand with asthma and eczema? If you have allergies, you are very likely to have eczema and asthma. I was told this by all of my doctors growing up since I had all three as well. I was told to watch my daughter for eczema or asthma because that could be an indicator that she too would have food allergies. She has a very mild case of eczema but so far she has nothing else. 1 in 10 people have suffered from eczema at one point. Though it is common, it is not contagious. So, if you are a parent of a little one and are not sure if they will have allergies take that into consideration. Allergies, asthma and eczema are also passed down through your genes. So, if you have one or all, your children have a higher chance of having one or all as well.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter has eczema and tree nut allergies. So far no asthma, but we have been warned it can happen and are watching for it.