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Some treatments for wheezing and asthma

• Wheezing and asthma can be very worrisome when seen in infants, medically this condition is caused due to the inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes (present in the lungs).
• The condition of wheezing and asthma may be acute or chronic, and what is surprising to many people who associate asthma with adults is that there are many kids who have been diagnosed with asthma.
• The initial symptoms for this problem are seen between the age group of three to six.
• In fact, kids are more prone to this condition than adults.

How to reduce wheezing and asthma?

1. Reducing this wheezing: The use of warm salt Water
• Take some lukewarm water and simply add a spoon of salt to this water and gargle with it twice a day.
What are the benefits? Gargling with this solution help in loosening the phlegm in the airways and the bronchioles.
• This needs to be done twice a day – Once in the morning and once in the evening.
• Besides the salt lukewarm water, there is another method, drinking warm water with some turmeric added to the water also helps.
• Either of these suggested actions will help to get rid of the infection and soothe the inflamed airways.

2. Hot Epsom salts Bath
• A bath with hot Epsom salts added, every night or every other night, provides some benefits during the acute stages of the attack.
• This bath is prepared by dissolving 1 ½ kg of Epsom salt in 60 liters of water (with the water having a temperature of 37.8″C).
• The patient should stay in the bath for about twenty minutes, immersed in the bath water.
• In the case of chronic Asthma and wheezing, this bath may be taken twice a week.

3. Hot Towels Application over Upper Chest followed by Cold Towel
• In this therapy, towels that have dipped in hot water and then wrung out and applied over the upper chest are helpful in the case of both chronic and acute Asthma and wheezing.
• After applying three of these hot towels in turn for two or three minutes each, finish off with a cold towel.
• In addition to these, a cold pack can be applied to the upper chest several times daily when the patient is suffering an acute condition.
• The pack can remain on for about an hour at a time.

4. Fresh Air and Outdoor Exercises
• Getting some fresh air and some mild outdoor exercise are also essential for the treatment of Asthma and wheezing on a regular basis.
• As a part of this, the patient is advised to take a morning walk every day depending on the weather condition.

5. Using Herbal mixes in the form of a tea
• Drinking of this tea on a regular basis strengthens the upper and lower respiratory systems.
• The benefits of such a tea is that it clears out the mucous and relieves cough and breathing problems.

Recipe for Respiratory Tea
• 2 parts Wild cherry bark
• 1 part Marshmallow root
• 1 part Mullein leaf
• 1 part Nettles
• 1/2 part Yerba Santa

For Juices
• 3 carrots
• 1 bunch parsley
• 1/2 garlic clove

Another juice that can be used:
• 4 carrots
• 4 ozs. watercress

Of course, besides the above warm water+ solutions, there needs to be another remedy that helps – adequate rest is an important part of treatment for Acute asthma and wheezing.

Asthma and wheezing Diet – Some modifications in the diet for these problems

1. Orange Juice and Water
• In the case of a patient having acute Asthma and wheezing, the patient should go on a diet of orange juice and water.
• The patient should follow this diet till the acute symptoms of asthma and wheezing subside.
• Once off the liquid diet, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for the next two or three days.

2. All-fruit Diet and then Well-balanced Diet
• In the case of the patient suffering from chronic Asthma and wheezing, the patient can start with an all-fruit diet for the next five to seven days.
• As a part of this, the patient should take three meals of fresh juicy fruits per day.
• After the all-fruit diet, once followed for the first 5-7 days, follow a well-balanced diet with emphasis on seeds, nuts, grains, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits.
• For drinking, unsweetened lemon water, or cold/hot plain water may be taken.

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