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Can homeopathy cure child asthma?

Can homeopathy cure child asthma?

YES (in some cases): While controversial & considered unproven by many doctors, homeopathy is often very successful in treating asthma. There are many many cases of asthma, both in adults & children, that have fully disappeared after homeopathic treatment. While some doctors may consider this a spontaneous remission or placebo effect, it is a cure nonetheless. See www.Naturalnews.Com/034097_homeopathy_myths.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What does homeopathy do for treating a child's asthma?

What does homeopathy do for treating a child's asthma?

Not much.: Homeopathy was popular in the 19th century but has since fallen into disfavor. It is based on the principle "like cures like" so drugs which cause the symptoms which are being treated are given but, so as not to aggravate the symptoms, very dilute solutions are used. Scientific studies have shown like doesn't cure like so this principle has not been taught to md's for over 100 years. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy cure chronic anxiety allergies and asthma , been seeing my homeopath for four months now , still no better?

Can homeopathy cure chronic anxiety allergies and asthma , been seeing my homeopath for four months now , still no better?

Chronic?: Yes, homeopathy can help you cure these problems, assuming there are no obstacles to cure. With a well-taken case and accurately prescribed remedy, there should be a sense of forward progress within a few weeks -- even if not all symptoms are yet "gone." full healing may require a year or more, from your list of problems (esp the anxiety). Develop clear goals and keep track. [see comment]. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Yes, there are: Yes, there are over 500 homeopathic medicines (remedies) that help with various forms of asthma. However, to select the one most likely to help you, you need to let an experienced homeopath evaluate your case. To do this, s/he will be exploring for very unique, individual symptoms and looking at you in a comprehensive way. For homeopathic md's and do's: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more

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Docs can you tell me if these are ok? "asthma therapy homeopathic dissolving tabs" i bought them today at cvs and 10 min later my breathing is great

Docs can you tell me if these are ok?  "asthma therapy homeopathic dissolving tabs" i bought them today at cvs and 10 min later my breathing is great

Harmless, but...: By def., a homeopathic remedy contains no actual medicine or therapeutic agent. As such, they do nothing for you, except to activate the very real placebo response from our body. They are generally safe, but I have one concern in your regards. You shouldn't come to depend on these tabs to the point of not having ready a rescue inhaler (e.g., albuterol) in case you get a serious attack. ...Read more

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Docs can you tell me if these are ok? "asthma therapy homeopathic dissolving tabs" i bought them today at cvs and 10 min later my breathing is great

Docs can you tell me if these are ok?  "asthma therapy homeopathic dissolving tabs" i bought them today at cvs and 10 min later my breathing is great

Asthma & homeopathy: These tablets are a "combination" remedy, composed of multiple homeopathic medicines in the same container. They are not individually prescribed, so can't be as accurate as one well-prescribed one could be. However, it's possible that you got lucky -- and one of the remedies in the combo is close enough to your asthma symptoms to help. If you worsen, please don't delay seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure treatment for asthma for a child?

Is there any permanent cure treatment for asthma for a child?

No: At the this time, with our present medical knowledge, there is no permanent cure for asthma. Asthma is an atopic disease where hypersensitivity develops in the lungs and can be triggered by many things. Treatment can be temporary or life-long and there is no way to predict whether someone will improve to where meds are not needed. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has asthma?

How do I know if my child has asthma?

History: History of symptoms tends to be very important in children. Cough with exertion, laughing or crying, cough with uris, wheezing, or cough at night, all can be clues to childhood asthma. A physical exam helps and then as the child gets older, specialized lung function tests can be done to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has asthma?

How do I know if my child has asthma?

Symptoms, tests: Symptoms of pediatric asthma are cough, wheeze, and/or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath that is recurrent and commonly triggered by colds, exercise, cold air and at night. If over 5 yrs old a breathing test called spirometry will be done. Albuterol that treats asthma can be used and if symptoms improve, that is suggestive. Chest x-ray usually normal. Allergies commonly coincide. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has asthma?

How can I tell if my child has asthma?

Symptoms: The usual symptoms of asthma are recurrent episodes of cough, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath that occur more frequently at night (3 am) and with exercise. A cough that lingers way beyond the usual with a common cold is also typical. Other common triggers that suggest asthma are cold air, smoke or other forms of air pollution. Children over 5 yrs old can do breathing test also. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has asthma?

How can I tell if my child has asthma?

Recurrent sxs...: Asthma symptoms, which occur episodically, include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath. During these episodes, the patient may be hypoxic so it is important that an emergent eval by a doctor be sought and an er visit may be necessary. Call 911 if the symptoms are severe. Between episodes, most patients are normal. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child has asthma?

How can you tell if a child has asthma?

Asthma: A good history , physical and spirometry can help to make the diagnosis. Look out for the typical symptoms of cough, wheeze, dyspnea, sputum production. ...Read more

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How are tests for asthma performed on a child?

How are tests for asthma performed on a child?

Pulmonary Function: Pulmonary function testing can be performed on children as young as 4 years old. Children younger than 4 can sometimes perform a peak expiratory flow test, but are usually treated based on history and physical examination and other diagnostic tests such as oxygen saturation. ...Read more

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I had asthma as a child. Is it possible i could still have it?

I had asthma as a child. Is it possible i could still have it?

Yes.: If you have avoided triggers that bring on attacks, you can have no episodes of asthma for many years, but the sensitivity might remain. Of course, "mild intermittent" asthma is lots better than "persistent, " which is when attacks are much more frequent. ...Read more

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What would happen if a child has asthma but it is left untreated?

What would happen if a child has asthma but it is left untreated?

Not good: Untreated asthma can lead to irreversible damage in the lung and may impair the person's breathing for the rest of their life. A majority of children outgrow their asthma and early intervention and treatment is key to prevent long term sequelae. ...Read more

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What foods should I give my child with asthma?

No specific foods: There is no age of the child listed, but in general, no foods are harmful or helpful for children with asthma. Obviously, avoid any foods your child has been shown to be specifically allergic to by his physician. Some general nutritional factors have been shown to be important in asthma, particularly obesity. Vitamin d deficiency may also contribute to worsening asthma control. ...Read more

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My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

Yes...: Asthma, by definition, consists of recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. These episodes can be triggered by allergies, upper respiratory infections, etc. Between episodes, most patients are entirely normal. Patients should avoid known allergic triggers as much as possible. Patients with acute symptoms like wheezing, cough, shortness of breath need emergent eval, even er. ...Read more

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What to give a child with a fever who has asthma?

What to give a child with a fever who has asthma?

Any will do...: Any fever reducer will do. Choice will not effect asthma. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin are fine. The only time patients with asthma should avoid NSAIDs are if they have been diagnosed with aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). This is usually an adult onset diagnosis so no worries. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sports asthma in a child?

What are the symptoms of sports asthma in a child?

Cough: The most common symptom of sports-induced asthma in children is cough; these kids often wheeze as well. There may be no symptom other than shortness of breath; for this, it is important that this lasts much longer than it does for the other kids who are participating just as strenuously, so you know that your child isn't simply getting winded. An allergy eval might help prevent worsening asthma. ...Read more

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My child has asthma & the croup cough, what do I do?

See doctor: You will need to see your doctor since this may be a signal that his asthma is getting worse. ...Read more