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ALLERGY!!

Post by wnyw » Fri, 22 May 2009 2:57 pm

Hey all, i've gone MIA for a while. so much happened over past few weeks.

Anyway, my daughter never had allergy before and moving to SG for past 4 months, she has suddenly developed chronic coughs. Her PD was saying if not controlled, she may develop bronchitis or asthma!! :shock:

Anyone has similar experience???

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Post by carolynW » Fri, 22 May 2009 6:02 pm

Our experience is a bit different but my son was born with atopic dermatitis, which can exhibit itself in 3 ways, (1) is asthma (2) is skin and (3) I forget now... so far he has only exhibited it in the skin format, so when he was born and we lived in Taipei he had that cradle cap stuff, then when he was 2.5 we moved to S. Africa where the weather is great for skin, minor issues but had constant drippy nose and had to go on mild antihistamine over a month, stop if all is fine then start again if it worsens. When we moved here (he was 4.5) and broke out into evil looking hives, at one point his eyes were swollen as well. The scars are fading now but he didn't look good. He's now again on antihistamines and has the occassional rash.

The ped says he will adapt but different conditions may trigger different responses, so if we moved to HK or Beijing I guess he could get asthmatic.

I did not find a good ped here who explained it as well and as patiently as our dr in SA. Tho the skin dr here came pretty close.

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Re: ALLERGY!!

Post by ksl » Sat, 23 May 2009 12:50 pm

wnyw wrote:Hey all, i've gone MIA for a while. so much happened over past few weeks.

Anyway, my daughter never had allergy before and moving to SG for past 4 months, she has suddenly developed chronic coughs. Her PD was saying if not controlled, she may develop bronchitis or asthma!! :shock:

Anyone has similar experience???
I'm not kidding here, try some of the honey vinegar beverage, if she is over 2 years old, but ensure she is not allergic to any amino acids. The honey will help soothe the airways, it's more likely to be pollen irritation, I had also very bad heat rash with 2 out breaks the first two years, especially on my feet, I soaked them in vinegar and the rash went in 5 days, vinegar can relieve inflammation. Although you should check first with your PD if it's okay to let her drink it...when diluted the acidic content is very low, about 2%

Please do not try strong apple cider and honey vinegars, their is a very big difference in quality and taste, so the vinegar must be developed as a drinking vinegar by chemists, and not traditional vinegar methods.

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Post by jolonicc » Sat, 23 May 2009 9:53 pm

before they start pumping your kid of weird meds as I was done as a child. Check their diet, cut out sugars..any type of "sweet" ie any sugared drinks, sodas, candies, cereals...anything like with alot of processed sugars.


milk, any type of cow milk basically, get good quality soy milk or if you can find goats and he/she can handle the taste...go that route.

no milk/sugars will help an asthmatic or allergic person. The honey method only works with local bees honeys, and takes a long time for effects to show.

+20 years with amazingly bad allergies and asthma experience. many many doctors trying to give me meds to fix it. these two things helped me.

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Post by rw81 » Mon, 25 May 2009 10:55 pm

Hi

I work in construction on a lot of very dusty sites. I've never had any problems with it in other parts of the world, but here I seem to be getting some nasty allergic reactions in my eyes. I've been told the dust out here is slightly different (?), just wondered if anyone else has this problem, and how they control it?

Sorry I can't help about the asthma, I don't know too much about it!

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Post by ksl » Tue, 26 May 2009 1:24 am

If she is still coughing let me know, I will give you the honey vinegar myself, no need to purchase it.

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Post by wnyw » Tue, 26 May 2009 3:15 pm

Now my girl is using this inhaler treatment to control the cough and respiratory to prevent it from getting worse.

I've now almost stopped all sweet and cold food/drink. I'm told to not give her citrus drink as well cos this trigger coughs. controlling her fruits intake, not too much of those.

I'm now also looking at gettimg my new home cleaned and sanatised. A friend of mine recommending to get our mattresses cleaned cos she said that had minimised her son's cough at night when he sleeps.

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Post by ksl » Wed, 27 May 2009 1:08 am

wnyw wrote:Now my girl is using this inhaler treatment to control the cough and respiratory to prevent it from getting worse.

I've now almost stopped all sweet and cold food/drink. I'm told to not give her citrus drink as well cos this trigger coughs. controlling her fruits intake, not too much of those.

I'm now also looking at gettimg my new home cleaned and sanatised. A friend of mine recommending to get our mattresses cleaned cos she said that had minimised her son's cough at night when he sleeps.
Well lets hope she isn't prescribed a steroid inhaler! No blood test, to check for a reduction in white blood cells?

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Post by wnyw » Wed, 27 May 2009 2:03 pm

According to her PD it's safe, and my neighbour's kid is also having the same inhaler. SHould be safe.

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