anyone has a child asthma

Alison - posted on 07/22/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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i have a 7 yearold with asthma she is on singler and ventolin but with the cold night and cold morning her asthma has gone wild durning the night she is coughing most of it until she thows up we have her on our sofa with the oil heater on low and a vaperiser she on 6 puff of ventolin im lucky if it lasts 3hours with out her coughing while its cold any ideas anyone

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Tiffany - posted on 07/23/2010

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I have two with asthma. My 8 yr old has had it since 2 and he has allergies too. He takes Singler, nasanex, and over the counter allergy daily. My daughter is 6 she gets it only when six, but has been hospitalized multiple times because the meds don't help. They both are put on the nebulizer when they have the coughing that you talk about, but another this that helps is if you prop them up so they are not laying completely down. We even put something under their matress to make it a incline. I hope that will help a little. Best of luck I know it sucks when they don't breath right.

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Alison - posted on 08/04/2010

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i will try them we not have a wedge foam for her bed that is helping heaps unfortunately it now the other child now that is playing up with hers so here we go again back to the docs this weekend but i will try the turtlenecks ive also been trying with the youngest the one we had all the trouble in the first place with and zip up vest hers has settle down but the other one has started back up again

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I hope your your daughter is fine by now. My son has asthma since he was a 1 1/2 yr old. He is 12 now has allergies also. Do you have a asthma plan for your daughter from her doctor? What helped him was Asthma prevention plan. The time when his caugh gets really bad he would be on steroid medicine like prednesolin. that seemed to help during cold weather. How about the air quality in your home? if it's too dry it makes it worst for them. If her cough gets worst i would take her to doctor and get her oxigen level chked. it is important for kids to manitain oxigen level above 90. Turtleneck clothes also help him when he goes out. I hope thishelps.

Alison - posted on 07/31/2010

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well antibiotics are finished got the all clear yesterday and this morning she started the occasional coughing again here we go again this time im asking for a asthma specialist or to try some think else for the asthma before for Ventolin decides to stop working too

Alison - posted on 07/25/2010

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no i havent actullay tried that it just seams the cold weather in the middle she ok but with these cold nights and i do admit weve not got her flue vac yet but she now has bronchitis for the second time in a month both with antibiotics

MARY - posted on 07/25/2010

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Have you ever had her checked for allergies. My youngest was the same way I took him to an asthsma and allergy specialist he is allergic to our dog, cat, dust, dust mites, and other seasonal elements. He takes allergy shots every two weeks but it is great no more sever attacks. Now he only uses an inhaler( which he was dependent on) when he has a cold or is runnug to much in the heat. Singular caused him to get joint pains and the shakes worse than he already had keep a daily log of episodes and what works and doesn't. We are a family of 3 asthsmatics what works for one doesn't alwasys work for the other keeping her calm is best. It can be scary. THE BEST OF LUCK TO YA.

Marsha - posted on 07/24/2010

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My 9 yr old son has had asthma since he was 3,he is taking an antihistamine,singulair,and an inhaler daily.It seems to be under control.he is doing really good now.took long time to get the right meds.

Felicia - posted on 07/24/2010

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I have a 1yr old and she'll be 2 next month and she coughs at night too. She uses Albuterol which helps her a lot. I learned to pat her back with both hands while she is on her nebulizer that seems to work. You can also try steaming your bathroom with your shower and sit in there. Hopefully, that will help.

Carla - posted on 07/24/2010

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Natasha, I remember the long nights sitting in the shower with my dad ;) Thanks for the memory. It's not fun for the little one, but you learn to adapt. Also, I don't know if this rings any bells for you guys, but my asthma was triggered a lot by stress! Might be worth looking into.

Jeanette A - posted on 07/24/2010

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My grandson has asthma but thank
god his medication is helping a great deal.

Alison - posted on 07/23/2010

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hey thank you all weve just been back from the back and she has bronchitis and is on antibilotics the vaperriser is just a steamer not a neb at the moment she is sleeping on my sofa so we can prop here up better she seams to do these bouts during the cold weather before it was chest infections but no the singler keeps them of its changed to bronchitisi might actually bag a foam wedge from clark rubber

Carla - posted on 07/23/2010

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I will add a ps to my post: my asthma didn't respond to anything other than adrenalin (epinephrin). A trip to the ER and a shot would have me breathing right in no time.

Natasha - posted on 07/23/2010

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My 5 year old has asthma....She used to cough real bad and i really didnt know what to do because no one in my family had asthma...i took her to the doc and they gave her singulair and an inhaler. when she did cough hard at nights i would run the shower and sit with her to calm it down. Hot tea with a peppermint also helped...im not looking foward to winter...good luck

Carla - posted on 07/23/2010

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I know this isn't going to make your day, but I had asthma real bad, and the fumes from the oil heater were bothering me. Also, during the cold weather the house is closed up, so there is dust, oil fumes, cooking odors, etc. I still get sick during the winter, so my husband opens up the house once a month and airs it out for an hour. It makes a huge difference!

I would say move her AWAY from the oil heater. Get her some footie PJs so she will be warm.

Good luck, God bless, honey.

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