About 75% of those with asthma have reflux symptoms. For adults, that means heartburn, burping. For children, they often don’t have classic symptoms. In fact, asthma or other respiratory disorders may be the symptoms in children. This brief post describes how to tell whether you should consider reflux as the cause of your child’s asthma.
Allergic Rhinitis: 40 – 50 Million in USA with allergic rhinitis 10-30% of adults have allergic rhinitis Almost 40% of children miss some school each year due to allergies! 12 Million doctor-visits per year for allergic rhinitis! 55% of those with sinusitis have history of allergic rhinitis. Sinusitis: estimated 20-30 Million in USA with sinusitis […]
Nearly half of us will have reflux every month. We usually know it as “heartburn” – that burning discomfort of reflux esophagitis. But our kids usually don’t experience heartburn. Check the 6 symptoms of reflux in children here.
In practical terms the Unified Airway Model predicts that challenges affecting one anatomic area of the aero-digestive tract will also likely affect one or more of the other components. Here is the evidence for he UAM, and how to use it to get your kids better.
If you insist on making your own saline solution …
Before I switched over to the store-bought, Nasopure saline rinse system, this is the recipe I used for years:
A connection between reflux and recurrent or chronic ear infections in babies and children has long been suspected. It’s a difficult thing to study, though. Difficult to design a study with good “controls”. It wasn’t until recently that real data became available suggesting that, yes, reflux can cause ear infections. Here’s the scoop:
It’s one thing to have someone suggest that you should do saline sinus rinses. They usually won’t tell you how to do them, like it’s something too indelicate to discuss. Well, let’s discuss it now …
Evidence Supporting Saline Nasal Rinses This is part 2 of 4, listed here: Part 1 of 4: http://www.boogordoctor.com/pediatric-sinusitissaline-sinus-rinses-what-good-are-they-14/ Part 2 of 4: http://www.boogordoctor.com/pediatric-sinusitis-asthma-saline-rinses-2/ Part 3 of 4: http://www.boogordoctor.com/pediatric-sinusitis-asthma-saline-sinus-rinses-what-good-are-they-34/ Part 4 of 4: http://www.boogordoctor.com/pediatric-sinusitis-asthma-saline-sinus-rinses-what-good-are-they-44/ Medical Evidence Supporting Saline Nasal Rinses for Treatment of Sinus A study from the University of Michigan (well-designed, and executed as a randomized, controlled trial of […]
I have been personally coping with allergic rhinitis from the age of 6 or so, and with recurrent and chronic sinusitis for at least 20 years now. Although I was fortunate that allergy desensitization (allergy shots), gave me great relief, somewhere around age 8, I am not completely symptom free. Antihistamines, the standard conventional treatment, were not much benefit. And I hate the side effects. So, about 10 years ago I began using the home remedy of nasal-sinus irrigation using a weak salt water (saline) concoction. This is a method of cleansing the nasal and sinus cavities.