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My doctor checked my 6 year olds chest yesterday.He said he

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My doctor checked my 6 year olds chest yesterday.He said he was very concerned with what he haerd.He has put her on a strong anti-biotic and we must return Friday,where he will dedcide to send her for a X ray a specialist childrens Doctor.She has no other syptoms ,no temperature, good appetite ,plenty of energy.
He said her lung sounded the same as a heavy smoker.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. Most likely this is just a bronchitis problem but there could even be pneumonia without any of the usual symptoms. That said, this could be an asthma problem and I would not only get the chest x-ray but get pulmonary function tests to look for asthma even if she has no wheezing or breathing problems.
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