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USE ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY OR SOMETHING ELSE"?
MY 6 YR OLD SON HAS BEEN SICK WITH EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN SINCE MID NOVEMBER. I HAVE DONE ALOT OF RESEARCH TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHY A HEALTHY CHILD IS NOW GETTING SICK ALOT. NO LIVING CHANGES TO CAUSE IT . YES HE STARTED KINDERGARTEN BUT STAYED SICK DURING CHRISTMAS 2 WEEK BREAK. I SWITCHED HIM TO AN ASTHAMA/ ALLERGY PEDIATRICIAN WHOM IS CONVINCED HE HAS ACTIVE ALLERGY AND ASTHMA. HE SENT US TO A SPECIALIST THIS WEEK WHOM SAYS HE MUST TAKE SINGULAIR DAILY, MIX 1 VIAL OF XOPENEX AND 1 VIAL OF BUDESONIDE IN A NEBULIZER EVERY NIGHT AND NASAL SPRAY DAILY. HE IS TO START TAKING IMMUNOTHERAPY SHOTS NEXT FRIDAY EVERY WEEK. AND ON THE OTHER HAND THEIR IS AN LOCAL HERBALIST WHOM SAYS IT IS MOLD IN THE BODY. HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHER HAS ALLERGIES AND A COUSIN WHOM HAS HAD ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA. I AM SCARED OF ALL THESE MEDS GOING IN HIS BODY. HE IS A VERY ACTIVE OTHERWISE HEALTHY CHILD, HE LOVES TO PLAY SPORTS. ANY THOUGHTS, OR PROFESSIONAL COMMENTS PLEASE.
Personally as a mother of a child with anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergy conditions and an ICU nurse, I would be more scared of the herbalist and his remedies. An asthma/allergy ped is specifically trained to treat his condition. Drugs such as singulair, and the nebs/nasal spray have been EXTENSIVELY tested in large trails to determine their effectiveness-drugs (drops/supplements whatever they like to call them) used by herbalists are NOT extensively tested (extensively used yes!) for effectiveness/side effects etc.(ask for evidence on their effectiveness-see if there are large (1000's) numbers studied-are they backed up by similar research studies).
Just because a treatment is described an 'natural' doesn't mean it is safe or the best option-especially in the case of allergies and asthma-it is something that needs to be managed by a trained professional (allergy specialist).
The other thing to be careful of is mixing treatments-what one (herbalist) can give you could counteract what the allergist is prescribing so always check with the allergist if they are ok to give.
What it sounds like from your opening statement is that your child is sick because his asthma is not controlled. Sometimes it does take a bit of manipulation before you get the right levels of medications to control the asthma.
For us (7yo boy) we have found the singulair has been great for his asthma (exercise induced) and the daily nasal sprays are vital to manage the asthma (non congested nose=good filtering capacity for allergens=less asthma-you need to have good control over the nose to have any chance of fixing the asthma).
Asthma is a very serious condition that needs to be taken seriously-you sound like you have the perfect person (asthma/allergy paed) to guide you in the right direction. I would try not to muddy the waters by getting a herbalist involved-way too risky. good luck-i hope your little boy turns the corner soon.