My daughter, since about 2 has had illness induced asthma. It was just recently diagnosed as such, as we don't spend a lot of the time in the doctors office. Basically, every time she gets even a mild cold, she gets a terrible cough and the only thing that seems to stop her constant cough is an albuterol nebulizer. But I really hate giving it to her, because she acts like shes on cocaine afterward and cant sleep or calm down for hours. I've taken to letting her only do half the normal amount, which seems to still offer control and less "high" side effects (she actually cried a few nights ago because she said she couldn't sit still and it scared her).
Is anyone else out there dealing with this? What is causing this? We live in the suburbs outside of Baltimore (we've moved twice since she was born and this has been a constant no matter what house were in). Our pedi told us that 80%+ of kids in downtown Baltimore have asthma because of pollution. I just dont know how to help her.
We had food sensitivity testing done a while ago and showed she was mildly-sensitive to dairy and gluten, can these cause illness induced asthma?
I didn't breastfeed her past 6 weeks because our old pedi told me I didn't have enough milk to feed her and so we switched to a dairy-based organic formula. But I have a 17lb 5 month old who Im breastfeeding just fine. Could giving my daughter breastmilk in her meals now help her?
I feel like taking gluten out of her diet is going to be near impossible because my husband and I love both bread and cheese. And sharing is so important, how can we NOT eat the same foods as her. Do you all cut it out of your diets too?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!