Treatment with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). Unclear benefits. Ineffective according to a single poor quality study conducted, with only 16 children. More research is needed. Seems safe.
Do not use this treatment:
Unclear impact. More research is needed. Side effects seem minor.
Any excess of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is evacuated from our body through the urine. This makes vitamin C pretty safe even in high dosages.
Ascorbic Acid tablets
Children with Asthma, 2 to 16 years old
Daily dosage of 2 grams
Prevention of Asthma attacks (shortness of breath)
Ineffective, according to a single, small and low quality study. More research is needed.
Up to 2 grams of Vitamin C per day seems safe for children and has no side effects. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic children or when in taking iron.
Asthma attacks (shortness of breath)
Symptoms and signs:
Chest pain, chest tightness, persistent cough, shortness of breath, sleeping problems and wheezing.
Side effects of long term medications, permanent narrowing of the bronchial tubes, respiratory arrest, hospitalization, death
Vitamin C (supplement)
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Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat and prevent scurvy. Evidence does not support use in the general population for the prevention of the common cold. It may be taken by mouth or by injection. It is generally well tolerated. Vitamin C was discovered in 1912, isolated in 1928, and first made in 1933. (source)
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