Is it Asthma?

I have been recently searching on the internet, regarding the topic of home remedies for asthma, as my little son have been showing signs of having the disease. Although he doesn’t have asthma yet, pending a confirmation from our doctor’s visit sometime this week, but still, he is exhibiting several symptoms of it, like wheezing in his breath, a persistent cough and he also does get tired easily. I really don’t know how to feel about it, because I do not ever want him to get asthma, but at the same time, it’s better for him to get asthma than something much more sinister as his symptoms indicates.

I might be acting a little bit paranoid with these turn of events, but who wouldn’t be, if it is their child who is the one suffering from an unknown illness, it’s a little bit disconcerting to say the least. I hope it’s just a cold or something in the weather that made him act like this. But to be sure, I’m doing what I can, to at least make him as comfortable as possible and also help him with the food that he eats. That is, until we get to consult our doctor, and by then, we will surely know what his illness is, and also what needs to be done for him to get healthy again.

On the internet, asthma symptoms was enumerated as having shortness of breath with corresponding wheezing episodes, tightening of the chest, and uncontrollable coughing that feels as though there is fluid in lungs. It is also said that asthma really has no known source, only that it is probably inherited, and that genetic interactions has something to do with it.

Getting back to my research, I have found out that several food items, and stuff around the kitchen performs well against asthma. Things like coffee or other caffeinated beverages, works well with asthma, by helping open the airways of an asthma sufferer, but I think I’m going pass on that as the patient is still a child. Other examples were the omega fatty acids from fishes, vitamin C, Primrose Oil, onions and even chili peppers have varying curative effects on asthma.

Now the hard part is trying to include these things on his diet, and of making him eat it eventually. I think it will be a little hard, as you very well know the typical diet of a young kid is mainly composed of only two kinds of food, namely fast food and junk food. But I will eventually find a way, I think by either talking with him and explaining things, or maybe sneaking it in with his food.

Maybe I will just keep him in the house until our doctor’s appointment, as the weather outside seems a little bit out of sync, and I too am feeling kind of weird these days. That’s it; maybe the weather has something to do with it. But I really wouldn’t get my hopes up yet, not until a visit to the doctor has been finished.

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