Danielle - posted on 01/17/2011
Thank you so much Amy! I will talk with our specialist. It's been going on since July '10. It's hard to tell whether it's weather related and so forth. We will definitely bring this up to the specialist for our next appointment. Thanks again!!
Iridescent - posted on 01/17/2011
A big one is to remove dairy entirely from the diet. This includes milk, and any labels which state milk, casein, whey, or milk products. It's a very common trigger that you won't know whether it's an issue or not until up to 3 months of it being completely out of the diet. It helped our son a lot with his asthma, and he went from needing 6 PRN nebs/day down to 1 per week on average.
While dairy is the most common related trigger, other foods can also contribute. They would more often be seen on typical RAST allergy testing.
Avoid triggers. Humidity? Cold? Exercise? Or prepare for it in advance as much as possible - an inhaler before going in the cold, wearing a scarf, etc.
See a specialist in asthma. Our son was started on a nasal spray steroid as his sinus drainage was contributing to the severity of his asthma. It's helped significantly! This isn't always the cause, so a specialist should evaluate the entire respiratory system.
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