Things You Can Do At Home When An Inhaler Isn?t Available
In my past experiences I have found that you can?t always get a doctor to agree with you about your child?s sickness. Like most moms, they know their children better than anyone. I knew that my child had asthma. The doctor kept telling me he did not. I found my child, at times, having a hard time breathing. So I tried several different things that helped him. Here are just a few things that can be done at home, when your child cannot breathe and you have no inhaler.
? Open your freezer door and put your chills as close as you can to the freezer so the mist can be breathed in by the child. You might even wrap a blanket around the child so they don?t get to cold.
? If it is at night and it?s cool outside take your child outside and allowing them to breathe in the cool air will also open your child up to breathe better. Again wrap a blanket around your child so hey don?t get to cold.
? Run pure hot water into your bathtub. Shut the door so the heat will stay in the bathroom. The fog from the hot water will open your child.
? If you have an air conditioner and turn it on cool. Put your child in front of it. This too will open your child?s passage way.
? If you have none of these things. You can allow your child to drink two cold 12 oz cokes.
I couldn?t get our family doctor to give my son an inhaler for a long time. I had to find ways on my own to help my child breathe. All of these things have worked for me. I eventually changed doctors and did get a diagnosis that my child did have asthma. I hope these few ideas can help you and your child both breathe a little better.
About the Author: Shannon Miller, owner of http://www.asthmainfosite.com.