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Homeopathic Remedies For Asthma In Children
Unfortunately no: Currently there are no safe, effective treatments available over the counter for treatment of asthma. If you are experiencing frequent symptoms of asthma (symptoms of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, shortness of breath) more than 2x week, you should seek out a medical professional as this is a potentially dangerous condition. ...Read more
No: Catarrh (meaning inflammation and thick discharge) in children with asthma may be part of the normal asthmatic process, and should be treated with preventative, anti-inflammatory controller medications if it occurs frequently or persistently. These are only available by rx in the us. It also often can be from a secondary infection-sinusitis or bronchitis and may need treatment with a antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On the age of the child and whether its sinus congestion or sinus infection. Sinus infections when serious rarely resolve with supportive care alone. Congestion on the other hand can improve significantly though temporarily with eucalyptus and/or peppermint. These measures should be avoided in young children. ...Read more
Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are you coughing: The treatment of a cough is the treatment of the cause of the cough. The cause could be a cold or cancer or a dozen other things. Similarly, chinese herbs have been around for thousands of years. Some herbs are very helpful and some can be fatal when used improperly. Personally, i think you can do better with herbal tea (chinese or otherwise) and honey for most coughs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more
Probably: I have no training in herbs, but i can tell you that hyperactivity is extremely common and is most often due to sugar intake. Stop sugar in all its forms and look at how to initiate a proper diet made up of "god-made" food. There are no short cuts to a proper diet for it is the fuel for which we were designed and the brain of a child requires excellent nutrition. ...Read more
Natural asthma solutions? Are there any non-pharmaceutical remedies for asthma that you can recommend?
Can be controlled !: There are over 20 million americans tha have asthma and is is now common in children. As asthma is a chronic disease it is not curable in a sense but it can be very well controlled, with kids leading normal active lives. There are many olympian champions who have been asthmatics. It is important to understand what asthma is and the triggers in the environment as well as genetics and allergies. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Only selenium has been shown to improve graves' orbitopathy (eye involvement) as shown in a recent recent. In order to lower thyroid hormone levels, only antithyroid medications (such as Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil)) can effective in achieving such goal. There is now a black warning for the use of ptu (propylthiouracil) (can cause liver damage) so most pediatric endcorinologist will now prescribe methimazole. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: If your child is having sypmtoms from giardia and entamoeba your doctor is likely to recommend taking an oral antibiotic. Untreated, they can progress to severe painful, bloody diarrhea. However, if your child has absolutely no symptoms you can discuss the possibility of not treating and watching closely. No natural, herbal, or cleansing remedies have been shown to work in scientifc studies. ...Read more
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