That visit scared me so much, that we used those inhalers just like we were supposed to all the way up until summer.
During the summer we stopped the inhalers. I truly believe that there are many, many reasons NOT to give a kid daily systemic steroids if you can avoid it. Inhaled steroids can cause candida of the mouth and can wreck teeth. Prolonged use can lead to high blood pressure, skin issues, and many other long term health concerns.
I was determined to use holistic medications, so I went for what I knew and I made her an asthma blend of essential oils.
Using this blend of essential oils, we made it through the fall and into late winter, when it struck again. Her asthma returned. Looking back, I believe that we slacked off, thinking we had “made it” past her trigger season and that we were in the clear.
We ended up back on inhalers through the spring and into the summer. This fall I knew we HAD to have a better plan. And we did. We are almost through winter, and we finally found a regime that works for Katie. Our plan is two-fold:
1. Katie takes sublingual homeopathic drops each morning. 3 drops right under her tongue. She also gets these drops anytime she has ANY symptoms of an asthma attack, excessive coughing, wheezing or any other symptom associated with a respiratory condition. (My mom actually found it for us).
diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil
And finally for us, this works. This year we have been off ALL of inhaled steroids. Now we can say, “what asthma?”
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