Posted by: Concerned parent south africa | 2004/11/02


Asthma & hayfever/Sinus

My daughter is three she was diagnosed with asthma what can I do to prevet her from having attacks she also has sinus and hayfever we find that he nose is alway running the dr gave me medicine for that but it seems to be worse.Her dr says she also might be lacking iron what foods can I include in her diet for this We did not take her for the blood test as yet. What supplement can I give her for the iron problem or should I get the results first _ Medicine Ashavent/Budeflem, _chest please if you have any info on these medicines could you send them to me thanks

Concerned mother - south africa

Expert's Reply



Your doctor who made the diagnosis should have addressed all these questions in detail. If the symptoms do not improve you need to consult your doctor or paediatrician again and ask them to clarify all your concerns. It would be best to wait on the blood test result before giving supplementation. Iron syrup is cheap and freely available, but it must be given in the right dosage and form part of healthy balanced diet.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/04

You are quite lucky your doc has found the diagnosis so is often missed.
Be very regular with his meds (hope you are using a spacer). ASk your doc to demonstarte to use ensure optimum treatment you must use it correctly.

For diet hint:
Egg 2-3 times per week.
Fish 2-3 times per week.
Lentils 2-3 times.
Liver, red meat & chickenany times inbetween.
2 types of fruit a day. Vit C increases Irpon absorption.

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Posted by: Joanne | 2004/11/03

Have the HB test and give her a supplement. The paed will give her one based on how low HB is (mine was anaemic) and then six months later test HB again. I say u should test as if iron supplement does not bring iron up could be other health problems.

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