I’ve been reading this book, Asthma Allergies, Children: a parent’s guide. If you have a child or children with allergies or asthma, this book is very informative. In our house, we have what I call “the trifecta from hell.” We have allergies, asthma, and eczema. Which one is worse? Well, it depends on the day and season. I honestly just can’t speak highly enough about this book.
The thing I learned most was that it’s so important to get proper care for your asthma. Sure, a general practitioner can treat it, but if they’re like ours, I got “It’s asthma, give him this this many times a day…..” Not for how long, preventative measures, nada. I KNOW asthma is different in kids than for adults, especially a 3 year old. I know how to manage mine, but what the hell do I do with a kid? Thankfully a referral to the allergist helped A LOT. I was getting treatment fatigued. Using a nebulizer twice a day, more if my son was sick was honestly a pain in the ass. I knew it needed done, so I did it, but as soon as we saw the allergist I asked about transitioning to inhalers. OK, so it wasn’t just the pain in the ass factor, but I was terrified if my son had an attack while we were out. What did I do? Did I need to carry the nebulizer everywhere? That’s not practical. Our GP while good at what she does knows a little about a lot and we needed someone whose job it was to deal with asthma. This also came in handy as my 9 year old was diagnosed a few months later.