My son (three and a half years old) is allergic to dustmites, peanuts, milk, eggs, fig trees and possibly cats. When the weather changes he gets a cold and which always results in bronchitis.
His allergist wants to put him on Singulair for 4 months to stop asthma from developing. I don't want to give him this drug because of the possible side effects, especially as depression runs in my family. What are my options? Is homeopathy a good alternative?
His bedroom is interior and has a window which opens onto the hallway, not outside. We live in a flat in Barcelona. I use a fan to ventilate his room. I am going to buy a steamcleaner and a dehumidifier. Does he have to sleep in a room with a window?
I am still breastfeeding despite 95% of people I know telling me he is too old (I've heard it all before and it's doing him no harm -I am following the same allergen elimination diet as he is). Can this help asthma? I always believed that breastfed children didn't have these problems but obviously I was wrong. I can't find any evidence on the net that breastfeeding helps asthma.
If anyone can answer any of these questions I'll be very grateful!