Tried ACV for my 5-year-old's asthma. 1TBS in warm water with honey once a day. I am sorry to report that it didn't help him at all. He was on it for 2 months and during that time got several flares and even wound up in the ER with a severe attack. After that we gave up and he's now on Flovent and Singulair and doing much better. I am very bummed out to have him on these medications and would love to find something natural, but so far no luck. Will keep researching alternatives.
(EscazÃº, San JosÃ©, Costa Rica)
(Atlanta, Ga, United States)
Apple Cider Vinegar
My 6 year old son normally gets asthma when he gets a cold. The doctors that we've seen since he's been diagnosed with asthma told us that we should start him right away on albuterol and pulmicort (steroid) once he starts coughing. 2 days ago, he began to cough because of all the VOG (volcanic ash - contains sulfur) that is now present in our air. Instead of jumping for the nebulizer and giving him a dose of his medication, I opted for 1 tablespoon of ACV in half cup of water and sweetened it with Agave nectar (to his liking). His cough lessened in just a few seconds. That same night, I gave him a warm concoction of the same ACV mix which surprisingly helped him sleep through the night without a single cough. Next morning, I gave him another warm ACV drink and fed him slices of apples. The skin of apples contains something that helps with coughing. Later in the day, he started to have runny nose, which normally doesn't happen until a few days after the initial cough. ACV is definitely speeding up his recovery. It's so much better than having him on medication for a week to 2 weeks. I also forgot to mention that before he came down with the cough, he was already taking a teaspoon of ACV in a half cup pomegranate and water mixture on a daily basis. I guess all he needed was a little more ACV.
My 9 yr. daughter has been on every asthma medication known to man. She was diagnosed before she was two and has been on numerous antibiotics, steroids taken orally and inhaled and of course albuterol. These medications just seem to help the symptoms but nothing ever made her truly better. I found your site and decided to take matters in to my own hands. I started giving her 2 tbsp of coconut oil per day and eventually was able to wein her off all her medications. The coconut oil is amazing!!! I wish I would have known about this years ago. I started the coconut oil about 6 months ago and in those 6 months she has had only 5 minor attacks...
I use hydrogen peroxide in my cool air only.. All nite for over a year now.. This IS WONDERFUL.. My friend uses it the same way for her son and no LONGER has to do breathing treatments on him in the middle of the nite "cause he can't breathe.. I have a lots of family and friends are on this method... Read on the internet.. And sites that sell this a LOT of doctors and books on this H2O2.. Good stuff......God Bless all of you ....
I read Jeff Primack's books and he recommended eating 2-3 organic kiwi per day and to stop eating bananas...so I gave it a try and within 2 weeks my asthma was 90% gone, allergies were about 75% gone. I did this for a long time, my inhaler never got used and actually passed the expiration date without ever needing it. I got lazy and stopped eating kiwi after almost a year and within 3 weeks I needed my inhaler again...so I'm eating my 2-3 kiwi per day and it's working again ? I should add that I did not have terrible asthma to begin with, just allergy, exercise and stress induced, I would only use my inhaler a few times per week but now I almost never need it! Highly recommend his books!!!!
Help requested for kid with severe asthma:
My son is 4 years of age and is suffering from severe asthma every 3 weeks. He has no obvious triggers just simple allergy, viral like symptoms which proceed to asthmatic cough and then finally wheezing. He is on Advair for prevention, albuterol for rescue and also taked singulair all through ten year. None of the medications is helping and he has trouble all through the year. We take all precautions, no carpets, no milk, no wheat. After the attack he gets thick nasal discharge mucus from his nose for several days, also can hear chest congestion and phlegm.
He had severe eczema when he was a baby and after trying everything we read about Apple Cider Vinegar so have been giving Apple Cider Vinegar with honey and water every night for last 6 months. It has improved his eczema quite dramatically but his asthma remains the same. We also started doing Apple Cider Vinegar steaming for the last one month. he again had an attack last week and hasn't completely recovered yet.
We have tried many things for his asthma and we at least want to reduce the frequency of attacks. He is unable to lead a normal kid life, always restricted for the fear of asthma. Has anyone had experience with kids with such severe asthma. Any other remedies which could help? I am looking forward for help from other parents who gave through the same and minimized asthma naturally. Thanks for reading.
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(Santa Cruz, Ca)
My baby has severe asthma. Tell me which foods are good for my baby and which are dangerous.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
When my son was two he was diagnosed with asthma. He had some fairly serious attacks that left him in the hospital. I just about lost him a couple of times. The specialist told me he had a particularly brittle case that would always require steroids. I didn't accept this, and tried many alternative therapies with varying degrees of success.
I brought him to a TCM doctor about three years ago and with his help was able to get him off of steroids. He still had periods of difficulty breathing, but the swings weren't as extreme as the ones he had while on meds.
He was still wetting the bed. I thought it must be related to the asthma. The western doctors told me this was an entirely different problem that required the attention of a specialist. (I knew not to go to a specialist.) The TCM doctor thought it was related. He was able to improve the problem but it was still happening 1-2 times a week. This is not an easy problem for a 12 year old to deal with.
We had tried so many things he had given up. I convinced him to drink his own urine, a cup every morning and within a week his bed wetting and asthma were entirely gone. It's been over 6 months without another occurrence. I wish I had discovered this earlier. I think we could have avoided alot of unnecessary suffering.
Occasionally, I still wake up in a panic wondering if my son can breathe. I know it's other kids out there struggling for breath. You parents out there struggling with this disease, I'm with you. Urine therapy might work you the way it did for my son.
Rod 272rip(at) gmx.com
(Kansas City, Missouri)
Water. If your child is suffering from asthma, make sure they are drinking enough water. When water is low, the brain sends a signal to the lungs telling the bronchioles to close in order to preserve water. Make sure your child is drinking at least 4 glasses of water per day or drinks two glasses of water at the onset of asthma symptoms. They should always have water with them wherever they go. Be careful not to over-water as this can deplete the body of precious minerals including sodium, in which case they should also increase their sea salt intake. Read the book about the “body's many cries for water”.
My son had a child in his class that was always asking to be excused to get a drink of water, annoying the teacher who would deny her, and unfortunately she passed away from an asthma attack later that same year. I personally believe asthma may be caused by long term dehydration.