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Old 05-02-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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asthma and hot tubs

My 12 year old daughter's Dr is thinking she has asthma due do light wheezing with a big breath and the feeling she can not take a deep breath. She had one episode in the cold(28 degrees) with difficulty breathing while running. She had a slight bronchitis a few weeks ago and he has put her on advair 100/50, singulair, zrytec and albuterol inhaler as needed. He plans to wean her off the advair first and see how things go. My question is has anyone had experience with asthma and hottubs. We got a tub a few months before this started. It is outside but the steam that comes off this in the winter is tremendous. Like a giant nebulizer treatment. I am wondering if she may be having a reaction, irritation to breathing in the chemicals that have to be in that mist.(bromine plus others) Her Dr does not seem to think this has any validity and tells me I am worrying too much!! Well of course I am-it's my job. I did make an appt. with an allergist/immunologist for the end of May to further investigate this whole thing. She has never had any problems before and neither has anyone on either side of our family. Thanks

 
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Old 05-02-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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Re: asthma and hot tubs

I did a little research on Google (I was curious! and this is what I came up with....sorry I can't post all the web sites but I am sure you would be able to find them on your own! )

" Hydrotherapy for the chest is useful for angina pectoris, bronchial asthma and bronchitis. Water temperature should be moderated if there is angiospasm risk. Water therapy for the upper trunk (upper torso and arms) is useful for improving blood flow to the heart, lungs and pleura. It is useful for stimulating respiratory and cardiac activity, toning up, varicose veins, nervous excitability, headaches, disease of larynx and vocal cords, bronchial asthma and bronchitis. This method of hydrotherapy should not be used if there is blood stasis in the pulmonary circulation. "

I think I am allowed to post these web sites ( I guess they will delete them if we are not!).....
[url] [url]http://www.nationaljewish.org/news/ats2003.html#item2[/url] [/url]

[url]http://www.nationaljewish.org/news/ntm.html[/url]

I hope this is what you are looking for....
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:33 AM   #3
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Re: asthma and hot tubs

Thanks, I have done lots of searching as well. I am looking more at the problems with inhaling the bromine and mist and reactions to the chemicals and bacteria in that mist that can cause RADS. Have found quite a few cases of this with hot tubs, similar to swimmers asthma. Just a waiting game for us at this point. Thanks for your interest!

 
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