My 7-month old baby had a cold and was wheezing overnight. We took him to the doctor, and he was nebulized with salbutamol. Does this mean he has asthma?

My 7-month old baby had a cold and was wheezing overnight. We took him to the doctor, and he was nebulized with salbutamol. Does this mean he has asthma?

Babies suffering from cold generally have wheezing while sleeping and it is very common. Sometimes doctors have to remove the mucus through nebulization using salbutamol to ease the baby's cold and cough. It doesn't mean that baby has asthma.

Dr. Tejas Shah

Dr. Tejas Shah has vast experience in the field of Pediatric Intensive Care over last 11 years, having worked at Prestigious institutes like Evelina Children’s Hospital (London), Birmingham Children’s Hospital (Birmingham, UK), Queen’s Medical Centre (Nottingham, UK) and University Hospital of Wales (Cardiff, UK). He has gained tremendous hands-on experience for transport of sick children, having worked with South Thames Retrieval Service and Embrace Transport service, UK.Following his relocation, he has worked as Consultant Pediatric Intensivist at Apollo Hospitals, CIMS Hospital and Zydus Hospital, Ahmedabad. Since 2012, he has been instrumental in starting and developing stand-alone Cyril Children Hospital with team of qualified Intensivists, Neonatologists and Pediatricians at Naranpura, Ahmedabad.

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