Posted by Shota (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) on 10/15/2009
ACV for 9 year old with allergies
Hello. I was wondering about using this remedy for my 9 year old that has allergies to pet dander. She is exposed on a daily basis, so, yes she does have symptoms on a daily basis. (sneezing/runny, itchy nose/red eyes that don't seem to bother her..they are just red. Her dr. has said she has allergy induced asthma. I"ve tried a ton of herbal remedies to no avail. Some either don't work at all or just barely take the edge off of her symptoms. Dr. put her on various inhalers that made her very sick..singulair which gave her stabbing chest pain..reactin/zyrtec which made her sick/chest pain/bleeding nose...claritin which really didn't do anything...now she is on aerius/clarinex which only seems to be helping a bit. Eyes are still red, still sneezes and if anything she is more congested in her nose than before she got on this stuff. She barely sleeps at nite for waking up all the time becuz she can't breathe.
It would be nice if ACV worked for her as well as it worked for a lot of people on this site. What I would like to know is..how much to give her/how many times a day/how long?? (If it worked I would think she would have to take it all the time. If she doesn't take ANYTHING..whether it works good or not she will start to wheeze/cough/struggle for breath/her chest sounds like there is a bowl of rice krispies down there) Should I start with a small dosage and work our way up?? Should I keep giving her the Aerius while I am testing out the ACV?? I have just plain old ACV here that I was curious to see if she would take. I mixed half a teaspoon with some mango/pear juice..and down it went no problem. If it's OK to give her this treatment I will go to the healthy food store tomorrow and pick up some of the good stuff.
Thanx for any suggetions you can throw my way. Oh. Can someone comment on the ACV/baking soda thing, and whether it would apply to her. Is it necessary to do the honey/molasses thing or is that just for people who are totally revolted by the taste? Just plain old juice hides everything, and I can usually get my kids to take pretty much anything :0 :)