what can i give my son for his asthma its really bad and he is only 8 yrs old

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Carla - posted on 11/14/2009

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I agree with everyone about see a doctor, but wanted to add these tips that i was given my my son asthma specialist: avoid all dairy products during an attack and a day or so after, increase fluids, avoid cold drinks, warm tea, dr. pepper, and coffee are helpful,

Brandy - posted on 11/14/2009

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Alot of the time, doctors are finding that when people have asthma, it ends up being allergy related. So I suggest having an allergy test done because then you can eliminate any allergies that are causing the asthma and he will suffer less because of being rid of whatever he's allergic to. Worked for me. Used a puffer until I was 18 and haven't used one in 4 years. Didn't realize I had allergies until a doctor suggested I get a test done.

Tami - posted on 11/14/2009

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My daughter has asthma too and like the other posters said, go see your pediatrician or an asmthma specialist. A nebulizer and an albuterol or other treatment med can be both prescibed and insurance may help with the cost of the nebulizer. Also a rescue inhaler can be prescibed. Then there is the maintenece med like singular or advair that helps lessen the severity of an asthma attack you can be prescribed. Ask for a allergy reaction test to find out if you can, what triggers an attack. My daughter had the tests where a small round (1/4 inch round) set of little needles with an allergin on them was placed on her back. The Dr. checked for dog, cat, pollens, dust, etc, about 8 all at one time on different small sections of her back. The reaction may show up immediately or with in a few minutes by looking red or swollen. This helps you to know what to remove in your home or avoid elsewhere that cause the asthma to flare up. Asthma can be a very dangerous ailment. My daughter has had attacks so sudden and severe thet the Dr. had to use shots of adrenaline to open up her lungs. I do not mean to scare you but definitley go to a Dr. if you haven't already, and ask for the meds to keep your son from having any severe asthma attacks. My daughter is 17 now and her asthma has weakened as she has grown and the attacks rarely effect her any more. Hope your son out grows it too and good luck to you.

Shelly - posted on 11/14/2009

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asthma can kill, I had a neighbor lose her son to an asthma attack, please see your doctor and let him get it under control for you then you just do the necessary maintance. I never wait to take my 8 year old to the doctor. The doctor's prefer you to go early trust me...

Ana - posted on 11/14/2009

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My daughter has asthma too. The best thing to do is to see a pediatrician, then he or she can prescribe an inhaler, etc... I was told by my daughter's pediatrician to turn the shower on (hot water), clothes the bathroom door until the bathroom is steamy, like a sauna... have your child sit in the bathroom with you in there(NOT IN THE SHOWER!!!) and tell him to breathe in through his nose and out through his mouth for about 5 min... The steam of the shower is supposed to open the lungs up making it easier for him to breathe. Hope this helps a little! Good Luck and God Bless!!!

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Louise - posted on 11/20/2009

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Hi, my son who's almost 6 was said to have asthma by a Pedriatric Pulminologist (chest and lung specialist). He was on maintenance meds for 8 months this year, but kept getting sick. Out of desperation I took him to a homeopath who did some tests and has discovered that my son is wheat and diary intolerant. I had to give him a fruit & veg diet ONLY for one week, together with immune system boosters and vitamins. After that week, he is eating all but wheat and diary and he has not once needing his pump or any of his medication ... It's been a month now.

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I know this sounds crazy, but my daughter had asthma, after we got her a chihuahua, yes the little cute dog, her asthma is gone. This also worked for my nephew who had it worse than my daughter, he was taking breathing treatments daily, he is now asthma free.

Sarah - posted on 11/14/2009

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We have been thru this for the past Year. Asthma is one of things that needs to be monitored by a doctor. My daughter is 2 and is on Palmicort and Abuteral Nebulizer treatments once Daily and when she's sick it is needed every 3 to 4 Hours. If you can even get your hands on a nebulizer Saline treatments help too. Cough syrup and over the counter will not help. Good Luck

Melissa - posted on 11/14/2009

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You need to take him to the dr and get a nebulizer, thats how i treat my 19 month olds asthma. It really helps him alot... Good luck....

User - posted on 11/14/2009

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My son had asthma very bad. We were constantly in the hospital and nothing seemed to help until I decided to go Organic. I changed all of his bedding, clothing, food and even the products that I used to clearn and that was the best thing I could have done. Check out different sites for Organic Children's Products, there are all kinds of products to help change your environment. BabyGoesGreen.org is a really good organic site and has lots of products and information on going organic. Lots of Luck!

Carmen - posted on 11/14/2009

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well what i have done for my son is keeping a cool mist humidifire on in his room it helped alot to control it

Amy - posted on 11/14/2009

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There really is nothing that is not rx you should go to your pediatric dr and if the asthma gets worse you should see a allergy and asthma specalist

Sarah - posted on 11/14/2009

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If he has a asthma specialist, def talk to them about it. When my son has trouble i give him a breathing treatment from his nebulizer or a benadryl for kids. He used to be on Singulair and took that daily, however, our insurance stopped covering it and it was expensive to pay for it out of pocket. My son is 12 now, but hes been taking chewable benadryl for kids for years, especially at night before he goes to bed. He also has an inhaler that he can use when it gets bad or hes having or about to have an attack.

Jessica - posted on 11/14/2009

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if its that bad you need to take him to the doctor so they can give him a breathing treatment and proper meds. not much you can do without a prescription.

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