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    Yeh I know! I have taken him Di many times to our children's hospital, and GP. Now the Gp never gave me anything! The hospital drs were the ones to give me the the ventolin and steroid for him! I was thinking about taking him to a respitory specialist and mentioned to dr and they said no no point bla bla. Which ****ed me off. I really think by two he should abd can be on a preventative. But noone will help him. (I even went to his paed when he was 10mo about it as it had already started badly then. And he did nothing about it). My only saving grace is that I'm a 2 min drive from pmh. (children hospital)

    He suffers from eczema and also a cashew and pistachio allergy. So clearly he's got some serious allergy issues cranking. (I have asthma but suffered very badly from eczema as a child and still have some now so It is def genetic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaJez View Post
    Yeh I know! I have taken him Di many times to our children's hospital, and GP. Now the Gp never gave me anything! The hospital drs were the ones to give me the the ventolin and steroid for him! I was thinking about taking him to a respitory specialist and mentioned to dr and they said no no point bla bla. Which ****ed me off. I really think by two he should abd can be on a preventative. But noone will help him. (I even went to his paed when he was 10mo about it as it had already started badly then. And he did nothing about it). My only saving grace is that I'm a 2 min drive from pmh. (children hospital)

    He suffers from eczema and also a cashew and pistachio allergy. So clearly he's got some serious allergy issues cranking. (I have asthma but suffered very badly from eczema as a child and still have some now so It is def genetic)
    It's all usually connected and usually genetic from what I understand. I have had a lot of trouble with GPS in Perth also saying, even now at four, after several asthma attacks and the fact that he has the "classic" symptoms that it may not be asthma. Bah. Drives me mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I could've written this word for word when DS was the same age. I cannot count the amount of days DS missed out on childcare/preschool at this age. I was lucky to still have a job If he is still getting that sick his preventer isn't working, in my experience. I found it really hard to get someone to up DS' preventer because of his age. It wasn't until they needed to administer ventolin by IV and we nearly lost him that it happened. DS takes a massive dose of flixotide (massive even by adult standards) but it is the closest we have come to having his asthma controlled.

    The other thing I wanted to say is that when DS is sick we treat him with probiotics. Liquid ones when he was very young. The steroids he was taking was crashing his immune system out and it was a never ending cycle. Once we started getting the probiotics to build up his gut flora it made a big difference. It was actually the childrens hospital who recommended it, probiotics aren't just for hippies anymore
    Sorry to hear you went through it too!

    DS has been on inner health for kids since he was about 4 months old as antibiotics give him thrush. he has had tonsillitis more than 14 times in 22 months, been hospitalised with Rotavirus despite being immunised, not to mention countless chest infections. We can't send him to daycare because the Dr is worried he will get even worse being exposed to more germs. He had RSV at 8-9 Weeks of age and has been a sickly kid ever since.

    It sux. I've never been around so much sickness in my life! And I know we have it easy compared to some people but gosh it's tough.

    We have a great Dr though and we're due to see him next week to see what we can do whether it be up his flixotide or give something else a try... It was a real struggle to get anyone to medicate him under 2yrs of age!

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    Look at ur child's diet. I've been a chronic asthmatic my whole life until I gave up dairy, gluten and sugar. (i personally believe being vegan has helped too) Additives and preservatives are avoided at ALL costs! If I have a cold I use homeopathy and essential oils. I have had to use my puffer once or twice when my passage ways are terribly blocked. Boosting the immune system with vitamins and probiotics is a good way to 'prevent' a cold but unfortunately sickness will happen! Ventolin and steroids don't cure the problem, diet changes do. Medication just covers it up until you get to a point like me where even the steroids don't do the job.


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    my ds is 2 on saturday,
    we have a strong history of Asthma and I will be surprised if he does not get dx'd with asthma once he is older (at the moment NO doctor around here I know will dx asthma so young,

    we have had bronchiolitis at 7 weeks, upper respiratory infection at 4 months, then it was october and it was FINALLY warm and we cruised along with minimal trouble,

    at 12 months (winter again) we had croup 3 times and tonsilitis twice
    after the third bout of croup a doctor said IF he didnt improve again bring him back and we'd talk about a puffer.

    its winter again now :/ god help me.

    I keep ds warm and focus on making sure he has layers on his chest, I use Euky bear rub when he gets a cold (he has constant colds ALL winter basically) and run the vapouriser to keep the air moist and he can blow his nose thank god so that helps with the coughing,

    Its hard but I try and keep him away from people who are obviously sick or look /sound sick (yes bubble mother here but after 1 week hospitalised at 7 weeks then 3 bouts of croup and more rounds of redipred / antibiotics than I can remember Idc)

    other than that I just wait, I have learned how to hear when it is just a rattle from snot or a rattle from something else and try and get him to the doctors early and I just pray the viruses leave him the f alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinebrite View Post
    Look at ur child's diet. I've been a chronic asthmatic my whole life until I gave up dairy, gluten and sugar. (i personally believe being vegan has helped too) Additives and preservatives are avoided at ALL costs! If I have a cold I use homeopathy and essential oils. I have had to use my puffer once or twice when my passage ways are terribly blocked. Boosting the immune system with vitamins and probiotics is a good way to 'prevent' a cold but unfortunately sickness will happen! Ventolin and steroids don't cure the problem, diet changes do. Medication just covers it up until you get to a point like me where even the steroids don't do the job.


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    It's annoying I have tried to look into this but its hard.. for example from what I have read there is a clear connection between sulphites and asthma.. but then the asthma brochures I have been given say there is no known link between diet and asthma

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumMum View Post
    It's annoying I have tried to look into this but its hard.. for example from what I have read there is a clear connection between sulphites and asthma.. but then the asthma brochures I have been given say there is no known link between diet and asthma

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    i know this wont help your lo but my sisters asthma got a lot better after she stopped drinking wine, she found that the preservatives in wine flare up her asthma/give her an asthma attack. interestingly enough it also improved when she moved away from the country (lots of wood fires)

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    We have had DS2 (19 months) in hospital the last two nights because of bronchialitis/asthma related illness. After 4 doses of redipred, another dose of a stronger steroid (another dose will be administered tomorrow) plus 4hrly ventalin puffs today, 6hrly tomorrow & 8hrly Friday - he is finally starting to sound a little better!

    Looking forward to hearing everyone's suggestions to reduce the risks of flare ups thanks OP

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    My Ds suffers with asthma and allergies. I pulled them out of daycare a few months ago and they will be starting again on monday so I am dreading it.

    Some things I am using now to avoid it is olive leaf extract, spirulina, DS is on flixotide and also I have been told sustagen is fantastic for asthma by quite a few people.

    My sister was a chronic asthmatic and her specialist told my mother to never use a vaporiser as it makes them worse.

    Also apparently silverbeet is great for asthmatics too...

    I hate it and last time DD was sick she was wheezing and the doc said it looked like she was heading in the same direction as DS... I blame their father, he is the one with asthma not me... I hope they grow out of it, I have an older friend and she lost her son at 15 to a severe asthma attack and it scares the hell out of me. I hate it when DS has to stay in hospital with his, its so hard to keep him occupied and quiet so that he doesn't start coughing and coughing and coughing

    Oh and I found taking DS off dairy helped as well, it also helped clear up his eczema (seriously within 3 days it started to get better)... We just have oat milk instead now and DS loves it...
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