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Vocal Cord Dysfunction - American Family Physician
Exercise is a common cause of vocal cord dysfunction. Exercise-induced vocal cord dysfunction is often misdiagnosed as exercise-induced asthma.8 It should be strongly considered in patients with dyspnea on exertion who have been diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma, particularly if they respond poorly to usual treatment with bronchodilators.7
kids  asthma  cough  vocalcords  johncaedmon  croup 
december 2013 by chaseathompson
Would you try a natural remedy?
HONEY FOR CROUP AND COUGH AND ASTHMA!! DD#1 had croup terribly bad as a baby she got it all the time. By the time she hit 1 she had croup 6 or 7 times. This then turned into cough variant asthma. They gave a nebulizer and then an inhaler with albuterol to help her coughing fits. They were the worst when she would try to sleep. The albuterol made her crazy hyper and I seriously hate putting drugs in my kiddos at such a young age. I always did honey in tea for myself when I had a cough so I started giving DD#1 a teaspoon of honey before she went to sleep. It worked really well, and I never used the inhaler again. She has since grown out of the cough asthma, thank god. We still do the honey if she gets sick or gets a cough.

So the answer is yes I would try natural remedies on my own with a kiddo that is a little older but with an infant I would consult my pedi first. Luckily our pedi medicates as a last resort. They are all for natural remedies as long as we call them first and they can confirm it wouldn't be harmful to do.
croup  asthma  kids  phoebe  cough  honey  natural  medicine 
march 2013 by chaseathompson

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