Take a look around at any classroom and you might be surprised by what you see – amid the noise and excitement, at least three will be carrying an asthma inhaler.
For an astonishing 1.1 million young people – that’s around one child in every 11 – have the condition that makes breathing so difficult.
Usually diagnosed in childhood, asthma causes youngsters’ airways to become super-sensitive and tighten when something such as pollen or animal fur irritates them. It leaves them wheezing, coughing and struggling to take a breath which is not only terrifying for the child but also the parents, forced to watch on helplessly.
Usually diagnosed in childhood, asthma causes airwaves to become sensitive and tighten
But while asthma’s not curable, it is very treatable, and a lot of youngsters eventually grow out of it. In the meantime, there’s lots you can do.
You can help your child manage their asthma by understanding what their triggers are. Triggers can include things such as pollen, animal dander, cigarette smoke, exercise, stress and anxiety and house dust mites.
Specialists at Welling Homeopathy Clinics can offer advice on how to manage triggers and what to do if symptoms become worse. They can also show you and your child how to use their inhaler correctly so that they can get the most out of their medication.
While it’s not known what causes some people to develop the condition, there are certain risk factors – low birth rate, inheriting it and being exposed to smoke or pollution are just some. The important thing is to get a diagnosis, which can take time as so many children wheeze and cough without being asthmatic.
But once you know what you’re dealing with, you can start to manage it.
Many children are prescribed inhalers by their GP – a preventer inhaler used once or twice a day to prevent attacks long-term, and a blue ‘reliever’ inhaler for instant relief whenever needed, but they just act temporarily and cannot prevent future attacks.
Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can start to manage it better.
The best way to help a child with asthma is to kick that habit of inhaler medication and turn to speciality homeopathy treatment for asthma.
In absence of Welling Homeopathy treatment, tt’s important that your child is using their preventer inhaler regularly to limit the need for frequent use of their reliever inhaler which should be reserved for times when symptoms worsen.
If they are using their reliever inhaler frequently you should seek advice from a specialist at Welling Clinics.
And treated early, with homeopathy or these inhalers, day to day activities are possible for most – just ask the host of athletes and celebrities diagnosed with childhood asthma.
They include footballer David Beckham, swimmer Rebecca Adlington and Olympic gold medallist Laura Kenny, who was born premature and urged to take up exercise by doctors to help her breathing. Pop singer Pink and actresses Sharon Stone and Jessica Alba have all refused to let asthma diagnoses hold them back.
Key to helping your child lead a normal life is working out what their triggers are. While they vary, common ones include cigarette smoke, house dust mites, mould, pets and cold weather.
Once you know, work out how to minimise their exposure to it – for example, with pollen, keep them inside for an hour or two after the grass has been cut. If it’s animal fur, get a dog that doesn’t shed.
Key is making sure your child is on right dose of the right medicines for their individual case. Welling Homeopathy Clinics offers free advice on how to help your child control their symptoms and get it cured with right homeopathy medicines.
Key to helping your child with asthma lead a normal life is working out what their triggers are.
Many families find keeping a diary of the child’s symptoms useful to help monitor the situation – make it fun for a little one by dishing out stickers every time they write in it.
And get into a routine with the preventative inhaler – which is easy to forget to use. Same time, same place every day should do it. Also think about getting a second reliever to keep at school in case the child forgets it.
Finally, there are lifestyle choices you should make. Give up smoking – ban it from the house – and watch your kid’s weight and keep them active to ensure their body is in the best possible condition to cope with the problem.
Visit one of the Welling Homeopathy Clinics closest to you for a detailed assessment and explore right treatment options. At Welling Homeopathy Clinics, we specialise in the complete Homeopathy treatment of asthma.