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Help with treating asthmatic girl

Hello everyone. I would be greatful if someone could help me in treating my eight year old daughter. She suffers from 'seasonal' asthama and has a peanut allergy.

Whenever the weather changes, she catches cold which, in turn, leads to wheezing and dry cough. She has just come out of hospital suffering from an asthama attack. She has been prescribed ventolin inhaler prednisilone and symbicort. I am totally unhappy about pumping her with these steroids. I have searched on the internet for a natural solution and my journey has led me to this website, for which I am so greatful.

About my daughter: she is tall for her age, stocky built, very sensitive - esp to touch; she is an intelligent girl who loves studying and usually tops her class. She is competetive in her studies and always looks to out-perform her peers; although she is very chatty/sociable, she is very quiet and speaks very softly in front of strangers. She is also fairly clingy to me (mother) - she will follow me wherever i go if she's not studying or engrossed in drawing or doing some sort of craft work.

She sometimes gets a bit wheezy after running or skipping.

She likes all sorts of foods and is adventurous in eating new cuisines. Her favourite foods are chicken, plain rice, red meat, spinach, chocolates, mints and yoghurt.

Metally she is alert and has an excellent memory - she can recall in detail the things she did aged 3.!!!!!

Her asthama comes on when the weather changes from hot to cold. She catches cold easily.

Her medical history:
At age 3 she was diagnosed as having allergy to egg. However, she could eat foods with egg in them but could not eat egg on it's own. She outgrew this allergy at the age of 6.

At the age of 4, we discovered she had a peanut and walnnut allergy. This is VERY severe - if she eats anyrhing which has been near a peanut, she starts getting hives on her neck and face accompanied by swelling of ears, tongue and face. She has been prescribed an epipen which she has to carry with her at all times.

Her asthama also started at around the same time.

At age 6, she had her tonsils removed as she kept getting recurrent sore throats. despite this drastic measure, she still gets sore throats from cold drinks and eating ice-cream.

In the last 4 months, she has been hospitalised twice.

Could someone please help me find a solution for her.

Thanking you in advance and apologies for such a long first post.
  sam133 on 2011-01-31
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
This post isn't long enough! :)


It is important to describe all your problems in as much detail as you are able. One word answers and short sentences are not particularly helpful. Discuss each problem one at a time, providing (as a minimum level of detail) the following information.

1. What exactly happens?
2. Describe all sensations and pains. Each pain or sensation should be described in such a way that allows us to imagine having the same pain.
3. What causes the problem to get worse after it has started occurring?
4. What creates some relief for the problem?
5. What triggers the problem into occuring?
6. What time of the day or night does the problem occur?
7. When did the problem start? What was happening in your life at that time? Did some specific event or treatment take place just before the problem started?


As well as this, please describe any traumatic indicidents that have taken place in your life. Discuss anything that has had a lasting impact on you mentally, emotionally or physically.

Discuss the way that you manage or deal with your problems, or any problems that occur in your life.

Discuss any patterns you have noticed in your behavior.

Discuss any part of your life where you feel stuck or unable to change and grow.

Describe your childhood and the kind of environment you grew up in, with reference to your relationships with your family, your school experiences, and any serious childhood diseases.

If your earlier discussions have not mentioned these already, please describe:

1. The specific foods that you crave (not just like) or hate
2. The specific drinks that you crave or hate
3. What your sleep is like
4. How the weather and the temperature affects you
5. What kinds of things in the environment you are particularly sensitive to
6. What your general level of energy is like
7. What your level of sexual energy or desire is like

Children's Questions:

1. What occured to the mother during pregnancy - new symptoms, illnesses, medical treatments, emotional stresses.

2. What problems occured during the birth?

3. What was happening in the mother's life around the time of conception?

4. What illnesses did both parents have for the 5 years or so preceding conception?
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
What Dr. Bris refers to treating constitution and he wants more details.
You can choose to provide answers to him or take this very valuable findings of Dr. P Banerjii:

FYI, Dr. Banerjii (www . pbhrfindia . org) has been treating patients for constitution and learned through very extensive experience that to cure Asthma in kids, you can follow one protocol for all and has the highest success rate:

CALC CARB 30, given twice a day for 3 months. (See my profile for general instructions)

Old School Homeopaths may comment on this prescription based on ignorance, but you can trust this as this is based on learning made by treating 500+ patients a day and following up with them for 10+ years. His conclusion is that when kids calcium assimilation is fixed, it brings every thing needed to cure asthma. None, none has any where close to this experience.

Reva V
Reva V last decade
It is true there are different methods of using our medicines. Different situations may call for any of these methods.

Asthma is not the same for all children. The use of one particular remedy for one specific complaint can have its uses (for instance in very advanced pathology like diabetes or cancer).

You can go to this excellent site to learn a bit more about how homoeopathy works -


Calc-carb is an excellent developmental remedy (remedy useful for particular phases of human development) but it will not cure everyone. It certainly will not cure every case of Asthma, which often has a number of different qualities not covered by this remedy.

The correct remedy, for a condition like asthma in a child, only needs to be given a few times for cure to be seen. At times even a single dose can produce cure.

Of course cure depends entirely on the right medicine being given. While this is best determined in a face-to-face interview, if you have no access to a qualified practitioner or cannot afford one, then posting on a forum like this might help.

Reva, I am not so inflexible to say that various advances in clinical homoeopathy have no merit. The concept of 'similarity' must be individually tailored to every disease and situation - this might mean using a 'pathological' remedy, it might mean using an isopathic one, or a tautopathic one, or one chosen based on traditional repertory, or on essence, or on Kingdoms or Sensation or Organs etc etc.

The fact that there are so many ways of using homoeopathy is testament to the fact that one approach clearly does not work for everyone.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:00:28 CST]
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
BrisbaneHomeopath and Reva V - thank you both very much for taking the time and trouble to reply to my post.

I value both your opinions and I think the best thing for me to do is to initially start her off on calc carb and, in the meantime, post a more detailed description of her condition, as requested by brisbanehomeopath.

I will type everything up tomorrow and post it here.

Thank you once again for your valued input
sam133 last decade
Detailed description of my daughter's ailments:

1. What exactly happens?
When the asthma attack comes on, she gets agitated but remains calm and collected. As the attack exacerbates, her breathing becomes faster and tears start to swell in her eyes – at this point she still remains as calm and collected as possible. Constipated; Current complaints are that her body is aching all over –especially her chest – sternum area. Tear-eyed when she complains of aches.

2. Describe all sensations and pains. Each pain or sensation should be described in such a way that allows us to imagine having the same pain.
The pain she experiences is as if some heavy bags have been placed on her chest and are being pulled down towards her stomach.

3. What causes the problem to get worse after it has started occurring?
The cold weather exacerbates her condition.

4. What creates some relief for the problem?
Fresh air usually helps, but not always.

5. What triggers the problem into occuring?

If she catches a cold on her chest. It usually starts off with her complaining that she has a sore throat and if this doesn’t get better, then she develops a chesty cough with no phlegm. That in turn, leads to a chest infection and ultimately resulting in an asthma attack.

The latest episode occurred as result of her having a shower and going out with wet hair. We are in the UAE and are in the middle of winter – it’s very nippy early morning and then warms up as the day progresses.

6. What time of the day or night does the problem occur?

There is no set pattern for this, but her asthma is usually worse at night. Occasionally, around 3-4 times a month, she has a dry cough at night when she is lying in bed.

7. When did the problem start?

The asthma started at around the age of 4. At the time she had an egg allergy as well and could not eat egg on it’s own but could eat foods containing egg. She outgrew her egg allery by the age of 8. However, she has a peanut allergy which was diagnosed at the age of 5 and she has to carry an epipen with her at all times. She has also had her tonsils removed due to recurring sore throat problems. These were removed at age 6.

What was happening in your life at that time?
She had just started school – it was in an environment familiar to her as she used to go daily to pick her brother up from school.

Did some specific event or treatment take place just before the problem started? None that I can think of.

Discuss the way that you manage or deal with your problems, or any problems that occur in your life.

She is not very good at dealing with problems. She bottles them in and then comes and tells me a few days after the incident has occurred. She usually discusses her problem in detail.

Generally, she has a good relationship with her siblings. She has one elder brother (10), one younger brother (7) and a younger sister (4). Mostly, she gets on well with her little sister but they can also easily fall out very quicky – although it’s not long lasting – usually 10 minutes. There is always some sort of rivalry going on between her and her brothers – usually over petty things eg. She gets annoyed if they go into her bedroom without her permission.

She is a very sensitive girl and gets hurt very quicky – both emotionally and physically. If someone at school says something to her, it preys on her mind for a long time and she feels hurt. She doesn’t like forgiving the person who has hurt her unless it’s an immediate family member.

She is a very bright girl and is very competitive at school. Last year she came 3rd in class and was very disappointed. For last terms exams, she studied hard and came 1st. She came running to me when she got her results, grinning from ear to ear, saying that she came 1st. This really boosted her confidence and now she is adamant that she will not let anyone top her.

She is also very arisitic – she loves drawing and craft. If she isn’t doing these activities, then she sits down and just writes and writes - whatever comes to mind. Sometimes it’s a story and other times love messages for her mum and dad.

Physically, if anyone touches her when she’s not in a good mood, she will scream her head off crying as if she’s just been hit by a ton of bricks – very dramatic. If she exerts herself during exercise, she gets breathless, but not wheezy.

She also has dark circles around her eyes at all times.

To date, she has had a very happy childhood and has not had to face any traumatic experiences.

If your earlier discussions have not mentioned these already, please describe:

1. The specific foods that you crave (not just like) or hate. No craving for any particular food. She hates egg yolk and any sort of soup

2. The specific drinks that you crave or hate – craves milk

3. What your sleep is like – most nights she sleeps throughout. She likes to go to sleep when she is tired and not just because it’s time to go to bed. If she wakes up herself, it’s usually around 6:30 am otherwise she’s up at 5:50am on school days.

4. How the weather and the temperature affects you – loves hot climate and feels well during the hot months. She spends the weekends at the beach and this actually makes her feel better. During the cold weather she occasionally gets sore throats (despite her tonsillectomy), deep chesty cough without phlegm, high temperature. The asthama attack is usually triggered when she gets her deep chesty cough and sore throat.

5. What kinds of things in the environment you are particularly sensitive to – dust and cold wind

6. What your general level of energy is like – usually good but sometimes gets tired and naps in the afternoon – especially if she slept late the night before.

Children's Questions:

1. What occured to the mother during pregnancy - new symptoms, illnesses, medical treatments, emotional stresses.
The pregnancy was excellent thoughtout. There were no illnesses, apart from varicose veins in the ankle area of both legs. No medication taken for it.

2. What problems occured during the birth? No problems occurred. It was a quick delivery.

3. What was happening in the mother's life around the time of conception? There was a lot of stress – my brother had got married and his marriage broke down within 2 weeks – it was a very traumatic experience for the whole family. Six weeks after she was born, my father passed away – it was a sudden death and was very schocking.

4. What illnesses did both parents have for the 5 years or so preceding conception?
Her father used to get a lot of fevers and high temperatures. At the time no-one knew why he was getting them – he took a lot of anti-biotics, paracetamol and co-dydramol for the illness. Several years later we found out that he was reacting to the cereals he was having for breakfast. Her father also has a sensitive throat and easily gets a sore throat if he eats/drinks anything bitter or sour.

Mother has no illnesses.
sam133 last decade
Logging in to observe progress.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you Dr. Bris for your considerative note. On the same note, I agree to prescribe indicated remedies.

The motivation of deviating from old style Homeopathic way is to help more patients in a safe way, if possible.

Ginger to help digestion is universal, but Homepathic MM demands unique symptoms even to use Ginger. I look for no symptom when I prescribe Ginger 30 (after Ars Alb 30 to heat up) and I seldom fail.

Cocculus is used to improve spinal circulation well before Homeopathy was found and is proved to work for this irrespective of indications (Eclectic, Siddha).

If we are open to look beyond Homeopathy, there are treasures to expand our reach using this low cost medicines.

Reva V
Reva V last decade
Any ideas for a constitutional remedy anyone? Please? I'm really desperate to get my daughter off these vile inhalers and hope to sort her peanut allergy out at the same time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Am cuurently giving her calc carb 30 and it has helped somewhat.

Thanks in advance
sam133 last decade
I can have a look at the case but if Calc is helping you should pursue that line of treatment until something changes.

Calc has a wide sphere of influence, and is a valuable remedy where indicated. If it works here you would not want to overlook it out of haste.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
ok...thanks...i'll do that and report back if there are any problems.

Also, can you (or anyone else) advise how to treat her peanut allergy please - is it possible for her to be 'cured' of it?

Thanks in anticipation
sam133 last decade
Yes any allergy can be cured with homoeopathy. If Calc is her remedy, it will cure that as well.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
wow!!! that's cool.....here's hoping that she's a calc carb....

Thank you for taking the time to look at this post and replying....
sam133 last decade
Sam can you please advise exactly how Calc 30 has helped?
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
sure...when i gave it to her she was in the throes of recovering from an asthma attack. She had tightness of the chest, wheezing and a chesty cough...

On the advice of Reva, I gave her the Calc Carb and her symptoms started improving - wheezing gone overnight, chest tighness much improved but the cough was still there - had to give her 1/4 tsp of tumeric boiled in milk and that did the trick.

She didnt take Calc carb yesterday morning (forgot to give it to her) and by the afternoon she started to feel heavy chested. This was alleviated once I gave her Calc Carb.

Hope that helps :)
[message edited by sam133 on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:07:34 CST]
sam133 last decade
To Reva

Do you think that Calc Carb 6c in the Wet dose can help the patient better than the 30c taken in the pellets.

The reason why I asked this question is because I have used both Nat Sulph and Blatta Orientalis in the 6c potency in the Wet dose to treat Asthma and the patient has responded far better than when these remedies are taken in the standard pellets. The Wet dose also enables the patient to take the remedy for a few weeks without any aggravation.

It was Luc de Schepper who was with us in Sri Lanka in 2005 who used Nat Sulph 6c in the Wet dose for Asthma and he prescribed just one dose in the Split Dose which the patient took just before bed. This remedy usually worked on some but for those that did not respond, I prescribed Blatta O 6c Wet dose.

I noticed the Dr Prasanta Banerji prescribed Calc C 30c to a patient whom I had referred to him and I intend using the 6c potency on my next Asthma patient.
Joe De Livera last decade
Very interesting Joe D. Livera!

Please keep up the good work you are doing!
nawazkhan last decade
HI Nawaz

Thank you for your kind words.

As you are aware by now, I have my own clinical protocol in treating patients which differs from what you and David K and other classical homeopaths use. I am not in Homeopathy for any monetary gain and am aware that my therapy is inspired by Someone who guides me to sometimes use the most unusual remedies for an ailment which have never been used before. The fact is that my unusual approach to healing has been targeted by these same classical types and I have as a result, been compelled to waste precious time in responding to the attacks from my 2 detractors and my last response to David K is worth reading by you when you have the time. In it I remember comparing the therapy I prescribe as the equivalent of a red rag to a bull, referring to their impact on David who slavishly shadows every one of my posts. This seems such a pity as it causes me to take time off from my official duties in my office and also takes up my time which I can otherwise spend on helping my patients, who like you seem to appreciate my efforts to help them to achieve a better status of health.

I have always been original in my thinking, not only in Homeopathy but in other sectors of my life, and it is just that I refuse to slavishly accept the printed word especially in the classical homeopathic texts, that my detractors coined the word 'Joepathy' many years ago to describe my therapy. This term lists about 1300 hits on Google today while my name lists over 21000 although not all of them pertain to my therapy.

The main problem that my detractors face is that in spite of their harsh criticism, I have achieved a higher record of successful cures of the ailment I have taken on of a patient who has posted on the ABC or other Homeopathic Forum and there is ample evidence to prove this fact by reading their response on this and the other forums that I visit. David is in the habit of shadowing each and every one of my posts and is awaiting the day when the patient will oblige him by reporting that my therapy caused some aggravation of his ailment. This occurred recently in a case where I had prescribed a simple remedy which I was aware would have solved the problem but I was criticized by one classical type who prescribed some other remedy in the 200c potency which caused some usual aggravation and agony to the patient which landed her in the ICU. This was of course duly hushed up as it did not pertain to me or my Joepathy !

I am still available at my advanced age of 82 to take on my critics to teach them what I feel is a more positive approach to healing instead of their obvious attempts to pull the wool over our eyes with their references to the classical technicalities pertaining to the classification of the remedy and other details which both the patient and I are least interested in as it is obvious that the patient posts on a forum like the ABC as he/she desires to be cured ASAP.

All I ask from my detractors is that I be left alone to conduct my healing in peace as I consider it my duty to do so for the rest of my life which at my advanced age of 82 may be short. They are always welcome to make any positive criticism of my therapy if they feel that theirs can help more positively than mine. It is however their constant bickering that gets me and sometimes annoys me as in many cases where I have been criticized and wasted my time in responding, the patient pops in and confirms that s/he has already been cured !

Joe De Livera last decade

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