This website is intended to possibly help others just by telling my story but does not constitute the answer of an ailment.  Always seek medical advice from your primary care physician.  

Asthma Inhaler

Asthma inhaler is something that many children and adults find themselves reaching for and with good reason.  Having the feeling of not being able to breathe, I'm sure is quite scary and a very serious matter.  

My Son Once Had To Use An Inhaler

My son now 8, soon turning 9 had to use the asthma inhaler when he was 5.  I remember at the age of 2 he would have this persistent cough.  The type of cough that just would not go away even after using cough medicine, which I really wasn't a fan of.  

He started using the inhaler after going to see my allergist.  I had allergy testing completed and had started immunotherapy and felt that it was necessary for him to be tested since we had similar symptoms to include but not limited to:

  • coughing
  • stomach pain
  • ongoing ear infections
  • sinus infections, etc.  

After he had been tested, the allergist recommended that he too should start with immunotherapy because of the severity of his allergies.  So he did along with using the inhaler.  As of today, May 2015, he hasn't used it in about 3 years.  He hasn't been on immunotherapy either.  

Note:  Though the allergist prescribed him an inhaler, it was only used at home.  He was considered to have symptoms that would most likely develop into full blown asthma.  The inhaler was used to open his airway when he would have a nagging cough.  

The Decision To Not Use An Inhaler

Well the decision was certainly not overnight, it was definitely gradual and kind of just happened. It was after trying certain natural alternatives and then eventually noticing that he did not have to use his asthma inhaler anymore.

We first started him off with neti pot.  

I had him use it religiously in order to flush the mucus from his sinuses.  The main issue was his sinuses not draining properly, often times mucus would become stuck or stagnant in his ears and then eventually draining into his throat and then his stomach.  

When the drainage was occurring, that is when the cough reared its ugly head.  When he was younger, there was no way to really pin point what was causing the inflammation.  I'm sure it was a combination of him maybe having a slight allergy towards a food as well as environmental.  

After using the neti pot for about a year or so, I then discovered OPC, a natural anti-inflammatory, that has really helped him tremendously with managing inflammation.

Natural Alternatives vs. Asthma Inhaler

There are a few things that I have my 8-year old partake in to help manage his inflammation.  And these things are done on a regular basis to ensure mucus does not take over.  Here are a few things he does:

Neti Pot

Flushes mucus

Keeps mucus from building in ears

Helps to prevent ear and sinus infections

Clears allergens from sinus cavities 


Helps manages mucus build up

Rids the body of free radicals and boosts immune system 

Supports the normal functions of the respiratory system


Local Honey 

Helps build the immune system toward seasonal allergens

Help soothes the throat

Provides an antibacterial defense


Is A Natural Supplement Best?  

Well,  it really depends on who you ask.

I feel that incorporating a natural supplement has been truly beneficial to myself and my kiddos of not having to take a ton of unnecessary medication.   A supplement definitely does not provide a cure to anything but it does help support the normal functions of the body.  

It's not a fix all to everything either.  One must be conscientious of what he/she is putting into their bodies.  

About Me

I am a mom of two and wife who looks for natural options and who knows a thing or two about the neti pot.  I love mine and can't imagine life without it.  Sounds funny, huh? But so true!! Read more about me..

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