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child with "winter" asthma

Please help. My son has been diagnosed with Asthma a couple of years ago. Since the age of 2 he is getting terrible barking coughs everytime he gets the slightest cold in the winter. He does not get the cough in the summer when he catches a cold. As soon the weather turns cold (we live in Ireland) it starts. It's a deep barking cough. Mostly dry, but in the mornings it loosens up for a bit, just to get dry again straight after. The nights can be worse, but sometimes days are as bad. He is using a Ventolin inhaler (which might relieve the peaks) but does not stop the cough, and over the winter he is using a preventor, which might just shorten the length of it, but not prevent it really, as he has a very bad one right now.
He is 6 years of age and a non identical twin. He was also diagnosed with Typ I Diabetes when he was 11 month. He is extremely active. Loves the outdoors. He is very muscular and lean, but still kind of blocky. Athletic built I guess. He can get extremely angry (sometimes due to highs or lows in his sugar levels) I don't know what other information would be helpful. I really hope someone will take him on. It's heartbreaking to listen him cough and cough and cough...
Thank you
  sajajo on 2010-10-02
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
His remedies are noted below but there is no guarantee that they will work as the Insulin that you are giving him for his Type I Diabetes may antidote the Asthma remedy.

Diabetes Type I Arnica 6c in the Wet dose taken twice daily. This should hopefully reduce hit BS level when you can reduce the units of Insulin injected.
Asthma Blatta Orientalis 6c in the Wet dose taken twice daily for a short period which I shall have to monitor and advice you depending on his response

You will also get the remedies below to build up his resistance to catching colds.

Bacillinum 200 Standard Pellets. Dose 6 pellets taken sublingually in just ONE dose. Not to be repeated till instructed further.
Ferr Phos 6x 3 tablets to be taken just once daily and increased to thrice daily on the first sign, like a sneeze, of catching a cold.
Bryonia 200 To be used if the virus strikes the throat with the usual burning feeling. The water is to be gargled and swallowed thrice daily. NOT TO BE TAKEN other than when needed to prevent a throat and chest infection.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.

Report progress frequently.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you so much for the quick response. Just a couple of questions.

The remedies to build up his immune system, will be given after I have his asthma under controll ? I know a tiny bit about homeopathy, and it aways advises not to use more than one remedy at a time. Is this correct ?

In this respect, will the Arnica for his Diabetes and the Blatta Orientalis be OK together, or leave a min. time between giving them ?

I'll order the blatta and the Arnica 6c today, but it may take a week or so before I get it. I have Arnica 30c at home. I guess this won't do the same for him ??

One more thing. Because he was coughing sooooo bad, I gave him one dose of Drosera 30c after I sent the initial post. I didn't know when someone will answer. And the cough is not as frequent. It's not cured, but just less. Will this effect his further treatment, once I receive the remedies ?

Thank you
sajajo last decade
I agree with you that it is best to treat his Asthma first and build up his immune system later.

I have not treated a Type I Diabetic for Asthma but we can jointly observe how he responds. We will take the plunge and treat both his Diabetes and his Asthma with the remedies prescribed.

You can start with the Arnica 30c in the Wet dose since you have it with you but you will find that the 6c is by far more effective.

How many units of Insulin do you give him daily?

I wonder if you are aware that the therapy I have prescribed will never be prescribed by any classical homeopath as my form of therapy which they classified 'Joepathy' is unique, if I may say so myself, as I am only interested in helping the patient which I have done for the last 25 years completely free of charge, while monetary considerations are usually more important from the classical homeopathic angle.
Joe De Livera last decade
It changes quite a bit, depending on sickness, growth, etc, etc. At the moment he is on 18 units and increasing, as I believe is due to his cold/cough/asthma.

I'll order the 6c of Arnica and wait till it arrives. Arnica will never go to waste im my house, with 3 boys.

Thank you
sajajo last decade
How often do you check his BS levels?

When you start him on the Arnica 6c in the Wet dose you will have to do so daily as this remedy usually drops BS levels by about 20% within 12 hours. You will then reduce the units to keep his BS level between 95-100.

You are also advised to check the BS levels of your other sons who may show some BS level imbalance.

Does he inherit the BS problem from you or your husband?
Joe De Livera last decade
No, he is the first in our families. We do have old age Type II in my family, but that's it. I do check his BG levels between 6-8 times a day, depending on activity or if he goes through an 'unpredictable' phase again. I'm not used the those meassurements you have given, as we use mmol/L here. and I would try to keep him as close to the 5.6, I can, but with a small child, is very hard. But his Doctors as happy with his levels, so I am too. But any improvement to his condition, and I'd be over the moon.

I'll keep you informed on the progress, as soon I start.

thank you
sajajo last decade

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