||Home Remedies for Children's ASTHMA
- Keep your child's bedroom as clean as possible. At
least once a week, dust with a damp cloth and
vacuum thoroughly. Keep fluffy toys away from your
child, especially during the night. Limit your child to
one or two favourite toys, and wash these regularly to
- Consider changing feather pillows and duvets for non-
allergic varieties. Wash sheets, pillow cases and
blankets weekly in hot water to kill dust mites.
- Free-standing electronic air filters can help to remove
airborne asthma triggers inside the home.
- Do not allow furry pets to sleep in your child's
- Make sure your child drinks plenty of pure spring
water. Fluids help to keep mucus secretions thin and
loose, preventing them from becoming dry, sticky and
difficult to clear from the lungs.
- Low dietary magnesium intake is associated with
increased wheezing. Good dietary sources of
magnesium are wholegrains, soya beans, nuts, shrimp
and green leafy vegetables.
- The oils from fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon,
sardines and tuna may reduce the body’s production
of inflammatory chemicals. Include these types of fish
in your child's diet, or consider giving fish oil
- Onions, asparagus, turnips, cabbage and Brussels
sprouts appear to be beneficial for all kinds of
respiratory disorders including asthma.
- Studies have shown that giving vitamin B6
supplements can produce a noticeable reduction in
the frequency and severity of symptoms. As the
dosages required are high, this should only be done
under the supervision of a qualified nutritionist to
ensure there is no danger of over-dosing.
- Teaching your child a basic form of stress
management, such as a simple meditation technique,
will be valuable for the rest of his life.
- Massage works wonders for relieving stress. Try to
give your child a regular body massage at least once a
week. On a daily basis, massage perhaps just the feet,
hands or shoulders.