Always remember that allergy-related asthma can be difficult to handle for both adults and children, especially with extensive medication and other treatments.
When certain allergens are not avoidable, it is important to have the option to use non-traditional treatments to provide comfort for the patient.
Home remedies for allergy-related asthma can be used to improve the symptoms but should not be used as a substitute for a treatment regimen provided by a licensed physician.
The most commonly used home remedy for cough and wheezing is steam inhalation. If you have a vaporizer at home that can be used for this purpose, you can use it.
Otherwise, you can boil a pot of water on the stovetop, place your head over it and cover the pot and your head with a towel to trap the steam inside.
The warm, moist air allows the airways to open up and may help to release any bronchospasm that may contribute to the asthma. Eucalyptus oil or turmeric can be added to the water for added benefit.
Steam can be dangerously hot so beware of scalding. Warm honey and vinegar can be highly beneficial in the case of asthma associated with a severe cough.
Equal proportions of honey and white wine vinegar should be placed in a microwavable cup and heated to the maximum drinkable temperature.
This mixture should be consumed immediately for cough relief and some wheezing relief. In the absence of any other method, simple black coffee can be used to help open up the airway.
In the olden days, before the advent of modern medical treatments for asthma, black coffee was used because of the chemical components.
Caffeine, theophylline and other similar chemicals present in coffee and tea can help release bronchospasm. For mild cough and shortness of breath, home remedies can be used.
If you feel that the cough is severe or that the wheezing is compromising your ability to breathe, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.
According to current guidelines, depending on the frequency of your attacks, you may need to be on a short-term inhaler, a long-term preventative medication, or even steroids to control your asthma.