my son has bad asthma and sprays r not working is there any home remedys i can try?????

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Anna - posted on 01/27/2009

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hi, i have the same situation until i found a wonderful doctor who has helped alot, he is in brooklyn ny. Dr michael marcus, if your local u can make an appt. he put my son on symbicort 2 puffs twice a day and 5mg of singulair once a day, after all weve been thru, this is the only thing controlling his asthma. hope fully i was helpful. good luck and god bless ANNA

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Brenda - posted on 02/02/2009

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Believe me, a Sr. Mom chiropractors can do amazing things.  My mother's hand was grimped closed from arthritis and after one adjustment she was able to move her fingers although not completely opening the fingers but that was more than she had been able to do.  After several more adjustments she had full use of of hand again.  As a 12 yr. old I had had seizures since I was 9 yrs old and doctors were stumped as to what was wrong.  I had one adjustment and I am now 57 yrs. old and have not had another seizure since.  I have been told it would be good to take newborn babies to them and let them align the spine early on and many of the childhood illnesses may be avoided.  I have been told by chiropractors that they could help asthma.  My Mom had adult on-set asthma about 10 yrs. ago and she goes to a chiropractor and has no symptoms.  These are true situations and I couldn't sing their praises more.

Megan - posted on 02/01/2009

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Do you happen to know the cause of your son's asthma? Unfortunatly for my son it we thought it was allergies. Little did we know that we were wrong. He was on meds for almost three years before we switched to green non-toxic cleaners at the suggestion of a friend. We switched due to my daughter's skin and my son's asthma going away was an added bonus. It was amazing the difference that using Shaklee "Get Clean" household and laundry cleaners made for both of my kiddos. We were able to take my son off all of his asthma meds and my daughter no longer needed meds for her skin.



The suggest above about the Airsource air purifier is also a good suggestion for any home.



If you would like more information about Shaklee products you can e-mail me at megan_richert@shaklee.net or check out www.shaklee.net/richert for more information.



I hope you find a healthy solution to your son's astham issues.



Blessings,

Megan

Michelle - posted on 01/31/2009

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I have three 10 and under! All of them have a form of asthma and skin conditions associated with it! We have tried it all...singular sprays nasal and inhaler, steroids, etc....I have found that we have contributed quite a bit to the toxins irritating their asthma with just detergent, cleaning products, bath sprays, etc. Have you considered converting your home to products without irritants. I work for a company that sells products that help to get cancer patients and asthma patients irritant free. Email me, I'd love to tell you about it!

Jocelyn - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have a long history of asthma in my family. I suggest not using otc sprays like primatine - they always made me worse. If you can get a nebulizer, they work great when the regular rescue inhaler won't work. I resisted being put on a preventive inhaler for years, but started taking Advair about a year ago and hardly use the rescue inhaler anymore. The same with my son - the Advair pretty much cleared his asthma right up. He is 10 and has exercise-induced asthma. Also I have not had bronchitis (knock on wood) since I have been taking the Advair - when I would get it at least twice a year before. In a real pinch steam will work, a hot shower, or even a nice hot cup of tea (there is something about caffeine that helps with the breathing as well).

Melinda - posted on 01/27/2009

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I LOVE Young Living oils. I haven't tried Thieves yet, I will try that one, thanks to whomever that was. ^_^

Bridget - posted on 01/27/2009

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My nephew was recently diagnosed with asthma. My sister prefers a more holistic approach to medicine and what they have found really works is peppermint oil (Young Living Oils are the best - therapeutic grade!) 5 drops of grapseed oil or olive oil and a few drops of peppermint by the morning I guess his wheezing is completely gone.

It seems to work! Just a thought!

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My son has asthma as well. We find that a steamy shower does help. I would speak to your doctor about a daily steroid inhaler. It sounds scary, but my doc assures me that there are no side effects what-so-ever to an inhaled steroid. It has helped tremendously. It does make me nervous about long term side effects, but like I said the doc assures me that there are none. Hope this helps.

Michelle - posted on 01/27/2009

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You may want to have him tested for allergens.  It's not a fun test, but it does help you find out what things you need to eliminate from your life.  It may be dust, pets (including birds), bedding, carpets, foods.  Dairy is a big one.  Also be sure he is well hydrated.  A dehydrated person's alveoli in the lungs shrink to prevent any additional  moisture loss.  This prevents the transfer of oxygen and causes shortness of breath. 

Anna - posted on 01/27/2009

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hi, i have the same situation until i found a wonderful doctor who has helped alot, he is in brooklyn ny. Dr michael marcus, if your local u can make an appt. he put my son on symbicort 2 puffs twice a day and 5mg of singulair once a day, after all weve been thru, this is the only thing controlling his asthma. hope fully i was helpful. good luck and god bless ANNA

Anna - posted on 01/27/2009

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hi, i have the same situation until i found a wonderful doctor who has helped alot, he is in brooklyn ny. Dr michael marcus, if your local u can make an appt. he put my son on symbicort 2 puffs twice a day and 5mg of singulair once a day, after all weve been thru, this is the only thing controlling his asthma. hope fully i was helpful. good luck and god bless ANNA

Nicole - posted on 01/27/2009

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My son was diagnosed with asthma as a baby and yes the steam bathroom helped alot..Also in the heath food store they sell a tea calle beathe easy..which i would make him in a bottle heavily diluted...Also allergies and cold trigger asthma...So be certain to be mindful of carpet, animal hair, cold weather certain perfume fragrances, breads, wheat, even diary products which create excess mucus in the body...

Pamela - posted on 01/27/2009

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My son has asthma as well , he was diagnosed when he was 2 now he is 16 , we had alergy tests done on him to find out the triggers, and the  ones that were the worst  was snow mold , animals, dust , and smoke.  We had to wash all stuffed animals in hot water then in the freezer  once a week , also "this may not be the best remedy but it helped in our situation " if we were desperate for a quick relief a bit of coffee actually worked for him, I am not saying its the best thing to give your child but it seemed to work .. Now my son is addicted to the stuff and Tim Hortons is lovn it ...lol .. wish you the very best..

Tracie - posted on 01/27/2009

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My son was diagnosed with asthma when he was 5 months old. My doctor ordered us a nebulizer where we used Pulmicort (sp) and Albuterol. We stuck to a rigid schedule at first giving him the nebulizer treatment 3 times a day. Eventually, we were able to taper off to twice a day and then when symptoms occur. The important factor is that this process helped to strengthen his lungs. He is almost 5 now and we have not had an episode in over a year. We pay close attention to his coughs for potential treatment to ease symptoms. It is amazing he is now able to function with no concerns.

Kristiana - posted on 01/27/2009

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oh I just remembered. My girl friend said she heard to put vicks rub on the bottom of the feet and cover with socks. She did this and it worked.

Kristiana - posted on 01/27/2009

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If it really cold outside take him, bundled up, out and sit for a bit. I have done this at 2am sometimes and it takes only a couple of secs. I usually do this after I have given a nebulizer treatment and it's too soon to give another one.

Sindy - posted on 01/27/2009

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both of my sons have asthma and i was told if you give your child a small sip of coffee before a full asthma attack it will help. but i see have a baby and i didnt start that until my kids were about 5 yrs old.  so for a baqby all i can suggest is also try steam.

Alicia - posted on 01/27/2009

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It depends how old of a child you have. Mine are 8 and 7 and the "netty pot" works great for flushing out allergies and sinus issues. Also, I make hot tea for them and put Eucalyptus leaves in it, it is good for people with asthma...you can get it at a health food store and they are not expensive...and it seems to work on my kiddos. But if you need a rescue for the asthma, you need to just stay on top of finding the right inhaler for your child.

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Here's my trick



An Air Purifier - I had an allergist recommend AirSource by Shaklee. It ISN"T HEPA, thank goodness, no filters etc. Keeps ozone layers appropriate and takes all the particulates out of the air...bio and dust etc. You can get them online at www.shaklee.net/livewellbewell. The science is great and 1 does an entire house (3000 sq ft). I think they are about $500, maybe a little more.



 



Change your cleaners to non toxic too. That same site has GET CLEAN cleaners that are amazing, cheap, and fumeless. I bought a starter kit that has lasted about a year (except the laundry - i did have to buy the bigger size)



 



GOOD LUCK. With 1 kid out of 10 having asthma and the rates on the rise, it is like the biggest epidemic along with obesity and diabetes. Thankfully, This stuff REALLY works. Physician approved!



Kim

Jill - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have two kids w. asthma and they were always on meds. I took both of them to a Herbal Doc. and now if and when they have a problem I rub oil on their chest and it works. Just last night I rub oil on my youngest and w/in 5 min he had stoped coughing. Holy Cow!! He even likes the smell. I get started the whole herbal thing, I was not sure about but now I know I made the right move.. From drugs to herbs.

Brenda - posted on 01/26/2009

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If there are any pets or people smoking, this may be affecting him. We had to put our dog down because our son was extremely allergic to the dog - the dog was in pain from a previous injury anyhow. Even if someone who lives in the same house that smokes, this would have an effect because the smoke lingers in clothing - I have asthma and when I smell smoke on clothing it bothers me a lot.

Leora - posted on 01/26/2009

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I have asthma and have 2 inhalers but I have not had to use them since I have started using some herbs called "Theives" by Young Living. The main ingredient is cloves. Just one drop will take away symptoms in 5 minutes. I got it from my chiropractor but you can get them on line. I give it to my son who is 1 year old as well. Also two herbs called Boswellia and Tumeric will help with asthma. It takes away inflammation in the lungs.

Wendy - posted on 01/26/2009

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I have twin 3 year olds both with asthma.  One worse than the other.  It took at least 6 months for us to get the one's asthma under control.  By sprays, do you mean manual inhalers?  My daughter was on that but it wasn't getting to her lungs so she was switched to a nebulizer.  MUCH MUCH better!  Granted we still ahve to increase meds and frequency.  Make sure you stay on top of giving meds during colds.  You can give albuterol sooner than every 4 hours if it's truly needed.

Crystal - posted on 01/26/2009

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Having asthma myself, I find the hot steam actually makes it harder to breath...I have a cool mist humidifier in my daughter's room (she's 6, with asthma), and I can notice it easier to breath in there after just a few minutes. She is also on Singulair which really helps if you don't mind dealing with some side affects. It gives her very vivid, sometimes very scary dreams at night, and I've even seen her hugging a garbage can thinking it was me in her sleep and peeing all over the bedroom floor! To me, dealing with a bad dream once a month is much better/easier than dealing with out of control asthma.

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I have two children with asthma, both are very well controlled. I don't know if you have ever had him tested but it's a good idea to find out if he has allergies, in case there is something in his environment that is triggering his symptoms. Asthma and allergies go hand in hand. Hope this helps!

Kelly - posted on 01/26/2009

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My son has this problem.. If you put the shower on and sit him in the bathroom, the steam will help open him up.. They also suggest a cool mist vaporizer.. This has helped too.. I've noticed that recently, his nebulizer has been helping a lot more than the inhalers..

Jaime - posted on 01/26/2009

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I have asthma and my oldest daughter (soon to be 7) has it as well. When she has a really bad episode I give her a neb treatment and about 30 min later I have her go into the bathroom, shut the door, and run the shower-turning the knob to "hot". The steam in combination with her nebulizer does wonders.

Hillary - posted on 01/26/2009

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Stay away from dairy that may help. Have heard that the sprays make the symptoms of asthma much worse and even do harm to the lungs. My friend swears by diet change and detoxing. Hope this may help...

Tanya - posted on 01/26/2009

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I had a lot of people suggest to me to take my son to the chiropracter.  I did not believe in all of that stuff, but my son also has asthma and it seemed like we were always adding medications.  I took my son to a local chiropracter for 1 year and he is off all medications.  Occasionally if the season changes are bad we will use something during those times, but this winter we have not had to use anything.  It may not work for you and it is not cheap, but it was well worth it considering what we were paying for medicine each month.

Kelly - posted on 01/26/2009

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We struggle a lot with this too, and it can be very scary when it's the middle of the night and your child cannot breathe. I would suggest speaking to an asthma/allergy specialist. We have a nebulizer and it is very necessary tool to use to administer breathing treatments at home. Just last night we were in Urgent Care at 2am as he has croup, which affects his breathing in, and then his asthma flared up affecting his ability to exhale... can be very scary!

Becky - posted on 01/26/2009

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My son has asthma too... not severely. However, steam seems to help him, like from the shower. Obviously without him in it; but the steam helped. He's been on Singular for medicine for a long time and that has helped as well. Good luck.

Isabel - posted on 01/26/2009

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My son had a bad issue with that and it didn't help that people would be incosiderate and smoke around him. We had to move out of our complex and now where we live now we give him breathing treatment as needed and make sure there are no smokers around and we bought an air purifier and also we have a vaporizer in his room it's helped him tremendously. He does so much better now. Hope that helps.

Emma - posted on 01/26/2009

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i have asthma quite bad at time and i use steam my mum use to boil a kettle a few times in my room so it it wud fill the room or when u run a hot bath keep the door closed and then just sit in the bathroom and let him breathe the steam in



hope this works it does 4 me

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