Asthma in children Introduction
The breathing tubes in children below 5 years are small and narrow and frequent colds can lead to inﬂammation of air tubes making them constricted causing asthma episodes.
Parents need to keep a track of their child's health and must watch for following symptoms. Recurrence of these symptoms frequently is a clue, that your child may be having childhood asthma.
- The symptoms of childhood asthma may differ from child to child as it depends on a variety of factors, it ranges from a constant cough that stays for days or weeks to sudden breathing difficulty.
- Common symptoms of childhood asthma are:
- Constant coughing especially aggravates at night
- A cracking, wheezing or whistling sound while the child tries to breath out
- Difficulty in breathing that may cause the muscles around the ribs or neck to pull
- Every little cold that settles in the chest frequently.
- Symptoms start or worsen when in contact with smoke or strong odors, pets, and dust.
Every child coming with asthma have more or less similar set of symptoms but exact symptoms vary which calls for individual case study and treatment in every case.
Asthma is an episodic disease and we need to make a proper treatment protocol to control and cure it.
The line of treatment depends on the severity and frequency of the symptoms of asthma.
a) Immediate relief: Asthma is a potentially serious disease and can cause an emergency. So, such episodes are treated with emergency medicines in order to control the acute attacks.
b) Long-term control and arresting the disease process: This kind of treatment is as important as treating asthma emergencies. Treating asthma in symptom-free period will ensure a reduction in inflammation of air tubes and to prevent asthma symptoms and attacks.
Homeopathy medicines are best used for long-term control and arresting the disease process of asthma. A strategic combination of conventional, as well as homeopathic medicines, offers best results.
Homeopathic medicines help in reducing the frequency, severity, and duration of episodes of asthma. It also aims at reducing the use of steroid inhalers. Frequent colds are best managed. Homeopathy helps in improving the overall immune building of children.
With the right kind treatment and care, we are able to help children to sleep peacefully and avoid missing all important school days.
Tirth Shah -
My 6 years old son was diagnosed with asthma and was advised to continue inhalers as and when required. I wanted to get rid of lifelong habit-forming medicines so I switched to homeopathic treatment with my simiia. My child is free from asthma now. God bless Dr. Raval and my similia team for their support through this difficult phase of our life.
Master Sahil, Kalyan -
I came to know about my similia from one of my friends. It was a difficult period with my son's asthma problem but help from doctors made it easy. My child's asthma is under control without any allopathic medicines.
Our Case Studies
My child is free from asthma now, all thanks to my similia team of doctors!
This is a case of Master Tirth Shah 6 years old boy from a middle-class Gujarati family in Mumbai. He first visited Dr. Raval two years back with his mother. As a mother, she had enough doubts and questions regarding asthma and homeopathy. All her doubts were duly addressed and after explaining the role of homeopathy in child asthma his case details were noted with precision.Read More
He was suffering from chronic and recurrent cough with breathlessness since three years of age. He use to get frequent episodes of breathlessness, once in 10 to 15 days on an average. He undervent lot of investigations which revealed nothing significant. He was put on some inhalers to be taken as and when required.
He used to require inhalers every 10 to 15 days to be taken 3-4 days per episode. Antibiotics were also required after every 15 days to a month.
Emotionally child was shy and indolent. This constant medication and sleepless nights made him lack behind in studies and he became more reserved.
After noting all his case details he was precribed medicines for 2 months and advised to continue inhaler whenever required initially till the time homeopathic medicines take control.
After two months follow up he came with lot of improvement in cough and breathlessness and required inhaler only for 2-3 times in 2 months. He was advised to continue the medicines and renewed medicines were prescribed for him.
At four months follow up mother informed us he has gone back to same stage as before and was very anxious to know about the reason. Disease process of asthma was explained to her and she was advised to continue with patience.
With continuos medication and constant support his duration and frequency of complaints gradually decreased.
Today he is free from all his symptoms of asthma. He gets colds and cough but he is able to cope with it naturally without much intervention with medicines.