How to manage asthmatic bronchitis in children

User in Larkspur, CA
Sept. 29, 2015

My daughter has allergic asthma and now has bronchitis, we were told that when you have these two things (an acute bronchitis with asthma already present) it's called asthmatic bronchitis. I was wondering from other parents, how they've treated their child in the past and what things they've found successful.

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Dave in Richmond, IN
Sept. 29, 2015

Definitely be sure to adhere to the treatment plan that your pediatrician has laid out for your child and any medications - make sure you complete the course of medicine. Another thing you can do is to encourage healthy habits to prevent bronchitis in the future, and also use a humidifier at night.

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My biggest word of advice is to really be careful of any triggers when you child already has asthma and then contracts bronchitis on top of it. Triggers can make the entire situation more difficult and unbearable. 


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I had nighttime asthma issues as I child since I was 5 years old. I currently have mild asthma. I'll suggest measures that helped me, although everyone is different.

I recommend:

-vacuuming the child's room every few days

-using a humidifier

-ingesting local honey to subdue allergen triggers

-take any medication prescribed

I hope your daughter feels better! It's possible to actually "grow out of" asthma. 

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User in Austin, TX
Sept. 29, 2015

I can't stress enough how important it is to use a humidifier, wash hands, and avoid triggers. This seems really simple but definitely does the trick!

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