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January 5th, 2011, 07:19 AM
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Anyone do this to help with the coughing? (bowl of hot water with a towel over the head) Someone at DH's work has a dd with the same type of asthma cough and suggested we try it. Marissa was to afraid to put her face close to the bowl b.c it was hot lol....Should I try to get her to do it, or is it a waste of time?
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January 6th, 2011, 10:12 PM
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I personally have done it when I had a cold to relieve the pressure and drain the sinus. I find taking a hot shower to be more helpful. I am not sure how or if it would help with the asthma except that it may help her drain the sinus and relieve some of the congestion that tends to settle in their chests. Perhaps loosen up the stuff stuck in their chest as well. It can't hurt to try. If she doesn't like the towel thing you can always try the shower or a hot bath with menthol baby soap in it. Either way she may feel better. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
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January 8th, 2011, 08:40 PM
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The steam helps to soothe the irritated tissues from coughing and helps settle the inflamation that causes spasmic coughing. At my parent's house they have a wierd bath tub that has a separate steamer. You push a button on the wall and you only get steam, no water. Like a sauna. When we were home over thanksgiving break we had to use that with Danny. It would help while he was in there but as soon as he got back out into the room temperature air he would flare again. We had to get oral steroids that time because he would literally go no longer than a minute without coughing right after a Xopenex&Pulmicort treatment. It probably would have helped a lot more if we had done it before we got to that point but my mom didn't mention it until then...
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