Homeopathic Treatment and Remedies for Asthma in Children

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Asthma, which occurs in adults and children, is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by reversible airflow obstruction. The airways become narrow and lungs become inflamed.
Both allergies and asthma runs in families.if you have family history of allergies or asthma, It is more likely that your child will have them.

Signs and symptoms of asthma in children:

Not all children have the same Asthma symptoms, and these symptoms can vary from episode to episode in a same child. It’s characteristic features include wheezing (Whistling sound when breathing in or out). Frequent coughing spells, which may occur during play, at night, or while laughing and crying etc.; Usually, cough is non productive and non-paroxysmal; it may present with wheezing. Other symptoms includes: less energy during play, shortness of breath,tightened chest and neck muscles, feeling of weakness or tiredness.

Asthma is usually triggered by:
Cigarette smoke (including exposure to secondhand smoke)
Air pollution
Intense exercise
Allergens
Anxiety
Cold air
Upper respiratory track infections.

Role of homeopathy in asthma in children.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which tries to cure this disease, instead of trying to provide symptomatic relief. The correct homeopathic remedy can avert an acute crisis, while ongoing treatment will work to clear condition completely.
Homeopathy offers holistic treatment as it goes into root of problem and treat the source.
While dealing with the case of asthma, a homeopath not only records the symptoms of the disease but also studies the medical history, family history, physical and psychological characteristics (temperament) of the person. This helps to find the cause of precipitating factor and the hereditary tendency etc.
Now after ascertaining the symptoms and the cause, the homeopath finds the medicine which matches the symptoms as well as general characteristics of the patient. Such well selected remedy gives complete relief and cure without any side effects.

Homeopathic medicines for asthma in children :
There are number of medicines in homeopathy for asthma symptoms and it is not possible to list them all here, few leading remedies as follows:

Natrum sulphuricum : This is a very useful remedy for asthma in both children and adults. There is difficulty in respiration that aggravates in damp, humid weather.there is severe cough that makes the child hold his chest as it hurts to cough. The onset of cold climatic condition triggers the asthma. Expectoration is greenish and copious.

Tuberculinum : This is a useful remedy for asthma patients as it helps build up the immune system to try to prevent recurrent colds and chest infections which may precipitate asthma attacks.

Blatta orientalist: this remedy is well suited in asthma symptoms such as aggravation of symptoms on exertion and ascending. Mouldy, damp environments worsen or trigger the asthma attract. There may also be allergy to mounds, mildew and rotting leaves.

Ipecacuanha: If asthma is associated with nausea or vomiting then ipecacuanha could be indicated. Patient presents with a constant cough with gagging and vomiting. The symptoms are worse in warm humid weather.

Sambucus niger : This remedy can be helpful particularly in childhood asthma. Especially indicated when asthma attack is worse at midnight. The asthmatic attack with marked perspiration,especially on waking.

Other remedies includes asr alb, spongia, pulsatilla, sulphur, hyper-sulp, antim-tart etc. Selection of medicine varies from patient to patient. Therefore, it is always recommended to consult qualified homeopath for treating your individual case.

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Homeopathy for Delayed milestones

“My baby is 1-year-old and his first tooth is yet to appear, is it normal doctor?” “My baby is 11-month-old and still I have to support her head, I am worried?”

These are some queries of the worried parents of children with delayed milestones. An arrival of a baby is always a bundle of joy but if a normal physical and mental development are not achieved within the appropriate time period then it becomes the matter of worries.
Such worries can be tackled with the appropriate knowledge about a normal physical and mental development of the child. Children have different growth rhythm, which is often a familial feature.
Development of skills depends on maturation and myelinisation of the nervous system.

Here, I am presenting the range of normality of some important developmental field.

              FIELD              EARLY         AVERAGE       DELAYED
Smiling 2-3 days after birth 4 weeks after birth    8 weeks after birth
Head holding 5-6 months
Appearance of first tooth At birth 6 months 14 months
Grasping 3.5 months 6 months
Rolling over 18 weeks 28 weeks
Sitting without support 5 months 10 months 19 months
Able to stand 25 weeks 10 months
Walk without support 8.5 months 15 months 18-24 months
Speech –first word with meaning 9.5 months 2.5-4.5 years

Developmental delay or delayed milestones is a delay in the achievement of developmental goal within its appropriate time period. For example: unable to learning to walk by the age of 13 to 15 months old etc. if the child is slightly or temporarily lagging behind cannot be called as developmental delays. Delays can occur in one or many developmental areas like motor area (like walking, grasping things), language (like stammering, words, forming sentence), or social or cognitive area (understanding).
Causes of developmental delay  are as follows:
Delayed milestones could be due to Genetic cause (like chromosomal defect), or pre-natal (during pregnancy), peri-natal (During delivery/ parturition) or post-natal (after birth) or it could be idiopathic (without any cause).
Prenatal causes: -excessive mental stress during pregnancy; hypertension (increase blood pressure during pregnancy may affect the foetal growth); Infection during pregnancy (like malaria, typhoid); threatened abortion (bleeding during pregnancy); premature birth; maternal nutrition during pregnancy (undernourished or malnourish mother); Infection and drugs during pregnancy; etc.
Perinatal causes: – mal-presentation; hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the foetus during parturition); obstructed delivery etc.
Postnatal causes: – illness and infection after birth; malnourished or undernourished child; parental attitude; etc
General causes: – genetic factors; environmental factors; familial factors; intelligence and emotional attribute; the general level of health etc.
Homeopathic treatment for delayed milestones:
There are effective medicines for delayed milestones in homeopathic system. However, if the cause is known, homeopathy works better in such cases. Hence, detail history (including paternal and maternal history) is always expected during the homeopathic interview.
Here, I am presenting a list of few homeopathic medicines which have shown their effective results in cases of developmental delays.
The medicines like Calcerea carb, Silica, Calcerea –phos, etc for slow/delayed dentition.
Natrum mur, Calcerea carb, Carcinosin, Calcerea-phos, etc for slow/delayed learning to walk.
Agaricus, kali brom, etc for Speech, slow learning to walk and talk.
Aethuja, Arnica etc for unable to Head holding.

Homeopathic medicine which is selected on the basis of thorough detail history of patient which includes details of disease/symptom, temperament, physical built (physical constitution), causative factor etc gives complete relief and cure without any side effects.(for example, the medicine Calcerea carb will more likely to suit to baby with fat and flabby built.).
However, this is not aimed at advocating self-medication, medicine should not be used without professional help.

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