Comments: Asthma

Tot Honey,

You smoking cigars again?

Posted by Bobby at June 21, 2007 06:31 AM

As someone who has always lived with asthma, and it has changed in me since I was Tot's age, it is a long arduous road. Some things will trigger once and never again, others, will never trigger then all of the sudden Whammo! I never had an attack from a temper tantrum but I've had issues after massive crying jags. . . Hmmm.

Posted by oddybobo at June 21, 2007 08:02 AM

darn it.....

Posted by armywifetoddlermom at June 21, 2007 08:11 AM

I'm so glad Tot's OK with dogs.

You know, I get bronchitis multiple times every year due to allergies (asthma), and one of the best things I do is sniff this herbal allergy spray. It really clears my nasal and bronchial passages. Might be worth a try.

Posted by Matthew M. F. Miller at June 21, 2007 10:45 AM

That is a drag -- for Tot and for you!

My husband has asthma. Oftentimes going out to eat is no treat for him (particularly at chain restaurants), because he ends up with an asthma attack later in the evening. Dang additives & preservatives.

Posted by Marie at June 21, 2007 12:48 PM

I was diagnosed with Asthma when I was 25 years old. I had a really bad case of bronchitis the previous year and apparently it was the catalyst for me. Mine is usually triggered when there is a hug atmospheric temperature change. If I'm outside over any period of time and the temp drops by more then 20 degrees, I'll have an asthma attack. This is real fun when on a re-enactment and I forgot my inhaler again.

Posted by Contagion at June 21, 2007 06:37 PM

I was diagnosed with Asthma when I was 25 years old. I had a really bad case of bronchitis the previous year and apparently it was the catalyst for me. Mine is usually triggered when there is a hug atmospheric temperature change. If I'm outside over any period of time and the temp drops by more then 20 degrees, I'll have an asthma attack. This is real fun when on a re-enactment and I forgot my inhaler again.

Posted by at June 21, 2007 06:41 PM

One of the things you can work on is the food part. Because allergens are additive, if you can control even one thing, it can help mightily with the others. For instance, I found that food additives increase the amount of mucus your body creates. This is something that someone with asthma just doesn't need!

Also, dairy is a big culprit here too. (just as dairy is a known trigger for ear infections in some kids). The problem is that growing kids need calcium - so you'd have to find good substitutes, but I would highly recommend either greatly decreasing or totally eliminating dairy.

It takes time and tweaking, but if you can figure out a good diet for him, that will definitely help with the asthma and the severe colds.

Best of luck sweetie.

Posted by Teresa at June 22, 2007 03:24 PM