Severe Upper Respiratory Infections SUCK

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Cassie06 - January 23

I dont know what is wrong with me but I cant seem to get rid of lung infections during the winter. Last week DS and I were both feeling horrible so we went to the dr and we both had severe upper respiratory infections and he had a severe ear infection. The dr put him on the baby form of a z-pack and he is feeling wonderfully now, you cant even tell he had been sick. I am on amoxicillin and still feel horrible!! And the sad part is I know as soon as I get rid of it I will get another one. Last winter I had 6! DS has already had 2 this winter. Is this something genetic? Why do we seem so prone to these infections?


Rabbits07 - January 23

Have you ever had your home checked for mold? Also, if you have a dust producing heat, such as coal you are more prone to URI's. Living near anything that is a dust producer could also hurt, too....such as a railroad, manufacturing company, etc.


Ca__sie06 - January 23

Hm...we live in an apartment and it has been checked for mold so its not that. I dont think we live near anything dusty, but we do have electric heat. Could that have something to do with it? A lot of people said it could be from second hand smoke, but DH and I neither have ever smoked and I do not allow anyone to smoke around me or DS, so it cant be that!


ConnorsMommy - January 24

Ca__sie, have you ever been tested for asthma?? People with asthma are really susceptible to getting URI's. I've had pneumonia 4 times and many other types of URI's and it's because of my asthma. I'm getting Connor (my Connor =P ) tested on Feb. 6th because he's had some pretty serious coughs and colds (and asthma runs in my family).. You'd be able to be tested (just call your family doctor and ask for a referral to see an allergy and asthma specialist), but you'll have to wait till Connor (your Connor =P ) is at least a year old..


Kara H. - January 24

I have a form of asthma that I only get when I get the slightest cold. I will be on an inhailer most of the winter. Definitely go see an asthma allergy specialist. You may have some type of food allergy that could be contributing to your problem.


Kara H. - January 24

Sorry - I guess that first sentence didn't make too much since. What I should have said, I have no syptoms (and take nothing) other than when its winter and my pa__sages are irritated, like by a mild cold.



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