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what is hyperactivity of lungs ??

By Anonymous September 29, 2011 - 4:56am
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my son is of 9 months.i had viral infection for a week.then my son had wheezing which was audible with no fever .we took him to doctors.they said his lungs are hyperactive.n have moderate broncho spasm.he was given broncho dilators,corticosteroids,antiboitics,inhalers and nubulization.got admitted for 7 days with continuous oxygen n nubulization.
I want to ask what precaution should i take to avoid such attacks.i have no family history of asthama.now got discharged from hospital.wants to know any test should be done or not ?

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Hi Anon,

If you had a viral infection and passed it on to your infant then this could cause hyperactive airway (or hyperactive lungs).

There is something known as Nonallergic Bronchial Asthma.

Nonallergic bronchial asthma does not involve the immune system and is not triggered by allergens. Instead, it is caused by factors such as viral infections, air pollutants, strong odors, certain medications, stress, anxiety, exercise, cold air, dry air, hyperventilation and other irritants. Although nonallergic bronchial asthma is not caused by an allergic reaction, its symptoms are similar to those in allergic bronchial asthma, as stated by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In the event that you or anyone in your house get a viral infection again, remember to ALWAYS wash your hands, wear a mask around him, and please keep strangers that are sick away from him.

If you suspect that it may be an allergic reaction as opposed to a reaction to the viral infection, keep your home clean. Avoid any pollen, dust mites, mold, cockroach droppings and pet dander around your baby.

Follow your discharge instructions and give him his medication as prescribed.

Hope your little one gets better soon!


September 29, 2011 - 6:41am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Hi, my daughter (four months old) was diagnosed with the same problem (hyperactive lung disease). I wish to know, whether it will remain for ever and she will have to take medicine or, it reduces as the baby grows up?

December 27, 2016 - 4:14am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

It may never completely go away. But as someone who has to the same condition, I can assure you it gets better with time. There may be situations as a toddler or young child, where she will be given an inhaler if there is extreme wheezing or any other problems. However, as she gets older she will grow out of it.

January 27, 2018 - 6:58pm
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