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4 days in hosp dughters asthma not much better

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  • Posted By: hamish68
  • November 18, 2010
  • 01:16 AM

my 15yr old daughter has been in hosp for 4 days now and has had god knows how many nebs, iv steriods, ventolin and oral steriods. she is tight chested,brethless and has a sort of wet cough but nothing comes up. Her sats are good, 96 to 100, chest xray clear, this asthma attack just came out of the blue, she has had asthma since she was 2yrs,can be fine for months,not needing ventolin but takes pulmicourt.She has had attacks in the past and has responded well to neb but this time, i am really stuck for a reason why she is not getting much better, can not get much out of doctors, they just keep giveing her nebs, her bloods are fine. Can any one give me any help would be good to hear some views. Thanks:confused:

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  • I highly recommend she (and anyone with asthma) learn the Buteyko breathing technique (after she is out of hospital). It is very effective.Also see a herbalist, or study herbs yourself. Licorice is one herb which is beneficial for people with asthma (the herb, not the candy). There are many other beneficial herbs.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2010
    • 03:35 PM
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  • If it hasn't responded to asthma treatment, it isn't just asthma. It may be asthma as a reaction to pneumonia or asthma as a part of anaphylaxis, or something else. If symptoms came on suddenly I would be particularly concerned about anaphylaxis, triggered by a food allergy. If she has a known food allergy than this would be my bet. If she was outside, and living in the southern US, I would think about a fire ant sting. Regardless, she needs to be evaluated and managed by an pediatric allergist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 19, 2010
    • 03:35 PM
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