Are your kids asthmatic? What do you do to prevent the attack?

@djoyce71 (2512)
Philippines
September 19, 2008 11:28pm CST
It's hard for children to have asthma because they find it difficult to breathe specially when they have the attack at night, and it hinders them to do physical things. But it is said that, exercise can boost aerobic fitness in asthmatic children, and may also have psychological benefits as well. People with asthma can exercise safely if medicated appropriately and can significantly improve their cardiovascular fitness and quality of life by doing so. They should also be given the proper diet and must avoid the foods that trigger the attacks. Are your kids asthmatic? What do you do to prevent the attacks?
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
20 Oct 08
During my mid twenties i was having an ashma.I've been having so many attacks and luckily i was able to manage treating myself without going to the doctor.It was hard.There were times that i almost decide to be confine because i was really having a difficulty to breath.I am glad my daughter didn't have it though on her younger years when she got colds and cough.I always make sure she got treated right away because when it comes to worst then there will be an infection which causes her to have fever.Now, she is on her teens and i am happy she's very healthy girl.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
It's good that your daughter didn't have it and that she's healthy. Congratulations!
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Thank you!
@despompa (472)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
yes both kids are asthmatic so with me and my husband. my kids are taking montelukast for maintenance and seretide. plus, they don't only have asthma also allergy. for their allergy they use flixotide nasal spray. it's quite expensive though but i'd rather spend for it than see them suffering from attacks speacilly at night.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
I have not taken montelukast for maintenance, but I had seretide before for two months and never used it again. So your attack is also nocturnal like mine. It's really hard. Medicine is very important for me. I think I can't live without it. Thanks for responding. Have a good day!
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
My daughter has an asthma,Yes you are right it so hard that your daughter is experiencing asthma attack.Prevention from asthma attack.....well don't let them eat chocolates,chicken and refrain using colognes or perfumes.My first aid for her when she is has her asthma attack i do make an hot water therapy breathing.It makes her comfortable
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Hot water therapy, yes, I also did that and relieved somehow, but still I needed medicine dong specially when my attacks happen during the night. I couldn't sleep with asthma.
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@kblakley (248)
• Loveland, Ohio
23 Sep 08
My 12yr old step-daughter is asthmatic and was diagnosed when she was 6 months old. She has really been through a lot, however, now that we've found the triggers and the right medication she is doing great. In fact, next month will be a year since she's touched an inhaler. The key is to find what is causing it and get control. For her, allergies caused a lot of it and cold air. So she bundles good in cold weather, which actually took until she got older for her to realize what she needed to do, and she takes her allergy medicine regularly. We have also gotten her diet better. When my met my hubby he was raising her on his own and was not much of a cook, so you can imagine what her dinners were like........they either ate from a can or ate out. :) Well I provide home cooked healthier meals and enforced some routine. I strongly believe all these factors put together have led her to be where she is now...in control of her asthma. She is also on singular, which is a preventative allergy and asthma medication. One thing we've always had to do is keep up with house work, dusting and vacuuming being two of the most important chores, that I believe helps her too.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Preservatives in canned goods and processed foods can trigger asthma attack, too and yes vacuuming is necessary. I'm glad you responded. Good day!
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• Canada
23 Sep 08
My sisters have asthma and my mom took the carpet out of there room to help them and took down the curtains and stuff like that cause this can make them sick. And they should not be by many animals and beign outside can make it worse to casue of the pollen. If they have medicine they can take that cause my sisters have puffers to take to hlep them breathe.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Dust in carpets and curtains can trigger asthma as well as hairy animals like dogs and cats. I never let my dogs enter the house specially in the bedroom. I have used puffers, too, when I was in High School. Thanks for the response. Have a nice day!
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
My Mom is 55 and she has asthma that started when she got pregnant of my youngest brother twenty-two years ago. In the family we care for her and help her as much as possible avoid an asthma attack. Even the smell of the foods (that could trigger asthma) would cause an attack. She's pampered at home. We do the chores for her because there was already an attack that was caused by fatigue, so we don't want it to happen it again. :) It's hard for us to look at Mom having an asthma attack so we try to avoid that. :)
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Stress and fatigue can also trigger asthma. Thanks for responding and have a nice day!
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@tidgea (355)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
I have asthma and all I do is I prevent the factors that trigger an attack. Dust, pollen, mist and stress are some of these. But there are times that I cannot prevent them, so when I know that I will be having an attack, like when my chest already starts to hurt and when my throat is itchy and I start to cough and wheeze, I already take a rest and start my medication. Happy mylotting!
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
We are the same tidgea, when I start wheezing and my chest hurts, I take my medicine immediately because I dont want to feel the hardship of having the attack. I just take my medicine, sit and rest my back on the bed at an angle. I could sleep well in that position when I have asthma.
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@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
21 Sep 08
My son used to suffer from wheezing when he was a little boy (he's out of it now thankfully to God). We used to put a pinch of salt in his mouth when he had the attacks. I guess dust, colds, and things likewise have to be avoided.
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